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TED Talks: Season 2016

2016x71 Linus Torvalds: The Mind Behind Linux
TV-PG

  • 2016-04-08T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Linus Torvalds transformed technology twice - first with the Linux kernel, which helps power the Internet, and again with Git, the source code management system used by developers worldwide. In a rare interview with TED Curator Chris Anderson, Torvalds discusses with remarkable openness the personality traits that prompted his unique philosophy of work, engineering and life. 'I am not a visionary, I'm an engineer,' Torvalds says. 'I'm perfectly happy with all the people who are walking around and just staring at the clouds ... but I'm looking at the ground, and I want to fix the pothole that's right in front of me before I fall in.'

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