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Richard Stallman: "I Wished I Had Killed Myself"

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I received a review copy of Steven Levy's seminal book Hackers. It's worth reading (a) for the photos of hackers as they were then, and (b ) for the following revelatory confession of RMS:

In our original interview, Stallman said, “I’m the last survivor of a dead culture. And I don’t really belong in the world anymore. And in some ways I feel I ought to be dead.” Now, meeting over Chinese food, he reaffirms this. “I have certainly wished I had killed myself when I was born,” he says. “In terms of effect on the world, it’s very good that I’ve lived. And so I guess, if I could go back in time and prevent my birth, I wouldn’t do it. But I sure wish I hadn’t had so much pain.”

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Finally!

Finally! Something Stallman said that I can agree with.

//just kidding. he's a useless, arrogant, hippie nutjob, but he deserves his go on the wheel as much as anybody else//

Unfortunately

Unfortunately the whole business was so sick that the only viable force to somehow get it straight had to be a "useless, arrogant, hippie nutjob".

Now we all sane people can take use of, and why to abuse, his work, ridicule him and continue with our daily business.

... or wait a minute, maybe we need another "nutjob" to continue the dirty fight, so I can avoid getting stains on my suite?

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