And the Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth...

I don't want to sound like a great philosopher, or to get too far away from the topic of making Linux work for everyone. But I want to just share an observation. Anyway, tonight I sat down and read some and watched Revolution OS , The Code Linux and The History of Hacking. The thing that glares out at me from these films is the absolute irony of the computer industry. The people who have made most of the REAL strides in the computer development, are not really welcome in the business end of the industry. They become known as 'hackers' or 'hippie geeks'. Because the most important thing to these great software and hardware hackers is pushing the envelope of what computers can do, and not what next product to develop to try and 'innovate a new market share', they become known as 'freaks'. Without people like Wozniak, Draper, Torvalds, Stallman, Raymond and Felsenstein, computers would STILL be monstrous machines costing millions of dollars and really only feasible for huge corporations. I only hope that I can live a life dedicated to the ideal of trying to make new steps in the snow. I want to push the envelope. I want to make new strides. If I never make a penny off of any of my ideas, so be it. I think it's more important to have the ideas and see them to fruition, regardless of profitability. I am perfectly happy to let the business and marketing gurus make lots of money off of my ideas.~Leenix