Favorite UNIX quote

Cryptonomicon

I am a huge Neal Stephenson fan. The joy I had reading Cryptonomicon when it came out is not easy to describe. It will always be one of my all time favorite books. I use the following quote from the novel about Randy in some forums, and also happens to be one of my favorite UNIX related quotes.

“So, you’re the UNIX guru.” At the time, Randy was still stupid enough to be flattered by this attention, when he should have recognized them as bone-chilling words. Three years later, he left the Astronomy Department without a degree, and with nothing to show for his labors except six hundred dollars in his bank account and a staggeringly comprehensive knowledge of UNIX.
The Spawn of Onan, Cryptonomicon

Anyway, time to crash now. I will talk about my experiments with BSDHyperVisor and also about the books I read last year, tomorrow. Till then folks.

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