Torvalds responded "no" while shaking his head "yes," as the audience broke into spontaneous laughter.
Torvalds also admitted that while he as a full life outside of Linux he couldn't imagine his life without it.
While Torvalds has a full life outside Linux, it is at the core of his existence, he said. "I don't see any project coming along being more interesting to me than Linux," Torvalds said. "I couldn't imagine filling the void in my life if I didn't have Linux."
A successful [software] tool is one that was used to do something undreamed of by its author. -- S. C. Johnson