- 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, ...