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Re: [vox] OT: Folk Heroes


could peter norton be considered a windows folk hero?  before he turned
all commercial and gross.

i wonder if you need to turn to journalists like john markov or steven
levy for windows folk heros.


begin Richard Crawford <rscrawford@mossroot.com> 
> A friend of mine, an ardent M$ junkie, asked me why I was so excited
> that Rasmus Lerdorf is coming to speak to LUGOD.  I tried to explain,
> and the subject turned to "folk heroes" in the GNU/Linux/OSS community. 
> I threw out names like Eric Raymond, Larry Wall, Linus Torvalds, etc.,
> etc.  Then we tried to come up with some similar names for the M$ world,
> and I couldn't come up with a single one.
> So, before I go out into the world and explain to people that one of the
> reasons why the Linux community is so cool is because it lends itself to
> the creation of folk heroes like that while the Microsoft community
> really doesn't seem to, can anyone come up with similar folk heroes for
> Windows?
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