1.The first is survival , the second is social order, and the third is entertainment. Everything in life progresses in that order. And there is nothing after entertainment. So, in a sense, the implication is that the meaning of life is to reach that third stage. And once you've reached the third stage, you're done. But you have to go through the other stages
2.I'll give you a few examples so you can kind of get the idea. And the obvious one is sex. It started out as survival, but it became a social thing. That's why you get married. And then it becomes entertainment.
3.Yes, you get sick of the winter darkness and taking off your shoes upon entering a house. But you can get a university education for free.
4.In fact, some people suggest that the major reason for the required army duty is to give Finnish men something to talk about over beer for as long as they live. They all have something miserable in common. They hated the Army, but they're happy to talk about it afterward .
5.I don't know how to really explain my fascination with programming, but I 'll try. To somebody who does it, it's the most interesting thing in the world. It's a game much more involved than chess, a game where you can make up your own rules and where the end result is whatever you can make of it. And yet, to the outside, it looks like the most boring thing on Earth. Part of the initial excitement in programming is easy to explain: just the fact that when you tell the computer to do something, it will do it. Unerringly. Forever. Without a complaint.
6.I sometimes lost sleep anticipating those meetings, hoping not to feel self-conscious about my lack of social graces or my nose or my obvious absence of a girlfriend. This is standard geek stuff.
7.Okay, maybe once a week a friend would knock on my window and if I wasn't scrolling through important code I would invite him in. (It was always a him-remember, this was before geeks were considered cool .)
8.In order to hold a very strong opinion, you have to exclude all the other opinions. And that means you have to become unreasonable.
9.Most days I wake up thinking I'm the luckiest bastard alive.
10.I hate it with a passion
11.Have you ever stopped to think why dogs love humans so much ? No, it's not because their owners take them to the groomers every six weeks and occasionally pick up what they leave behind on the sidewalk. It's because dogs love getting told what to do. It gives them a reason to live.
12.As a human,you're the leader of the pack and you're telling the dogs how they should behave. Following your orders is their passion. And they like it. Unfortunately, that's how humans are built, too. People want to have somebody tell them what to do. It's in our kernel. Any social animal has to be that way. It doesn't mean you're subservient. It just means that you are likely to go along with others when they tell you what to do. Then there are people with individual ideas, folks who have convictions in certain areas to the degree that they say, "No, I won't go along . " And these people become leaders . It's easy to become a leader. (It has to be. I became one , right?) Then, other people who don't have convictions in those areas are more than happy to let these leaders make their decisions for them and tell them what to do.
13.I'm very much against unnecessary rules imposed by society.
14.Success is about quality and about giving folks what they want. It's not about trying to control people.
15.Humans are destined to be party animals, and technology will follow.
16.What really matters when you talk about the future of technology is what people want. Once you've figured that out, the only remaining question is how quickly you can mass-produce the thing and make it cheap enough that people can get it without sacrificing anything else they want. Nothing else really matters .
17."Will success spoil Linus (and/or Linux)? " Will I turn into a self-centered spoiled brat who writes books about himself because he likes seeing his name in print, and because it pays off his new useless car? The answer, of course, is yes.
18.And I, as a technologist, know that technology drives nothing. It is society that changes technology, not the other way around . Technology just sets the boundaries for what we can do, and how cheaply we can do it.
19.you can fight it, but in the end the ultimate goal of life is to have fun. "