Linus Torvalds doesn't matter!?!
When I came across the news yesterday, I couldn't believe my eyes. But there it was, in pixels, plain as day. A story on CNN reporting that Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, the most disruptive technology of the past 100 years, just doesn't matter anymore.
Torvalds was not the only well known name on the list, which also included Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and Slashdot founder Rob Malda. But he is certainly -- or at least, he was -- the most important of the lot to Linux and free software communities.
We immediately sought out Torvalds for his reaction to the story, trying our best to be sensitive to his mortally wounded ego. Here's the Q&A that ensued via email.