My Experience

  • First used a computer in college
  • Frustrated with black boxes
  • Python and Linux coincidentally started around when I started college
    • Both borrow heavily from previous technologies
    • If only I'd known!
  • Learned lots with Linux in 1994, but didn't appreciate the importance
  • Successful professionally and technically with windows for a few years, but became more frustrated
  • Not all sweetness and light for the last 6 years but MUCH better
  • Note the concepts discussed here also apply to OS X, Solaris, BSD, QNX, ...