|Disch, try reading some of the things he says outside of media and rage topics. It's not a *complete* douche and he's productive. |
He got in the game early. That's all it is.
He's hardly the savant he's built up to be. His negative personality far outweighs any talent he has.
If he wasn't already an established name, he would be unemployed. Nobody would hire that cancerous personality. Nobody would tolerate it.
There are plenty of programmers who are just as (or more) talented without being a dickhead to people regularly. Those are the people who get my respect.
People like Torvalds can fall off the face of the Earth as far as I'm concerned. We don't need him.
|Lachlan Easton wrote:|
|Favorite quote "I like offending people, because I think people who get offended should be offended." |
That is a great quote for summarizing why I hate him. He's a social pod and doesn't understand people. Worse than that, he's an aggressive social pod with a chip on his shoulder. Fuck that.
I should add a disclaimer that I don't know him personally, so I might be totally off on his character. Though the numerous things I've read about him and quotes of his, it has just been confirmed repeatedly.
I just saw this:
|I agree with his views on "acting professional" though. I wish I had it in me to not give a fuck about anything I say to anyone to avoid doing petty things quietly behind their backs to get the frustration out. Unfortunately I'm not there yet (although I am actively trying). |
No, see... that's a bad thing. You should
care about what other people think. It's called being "social"
Disregarding people's feelings alienates them. If you alienate everyone around you, your life will be miserable.
You can effectively and efficiently say what you want to say to people while
keeping their thoughts and opinions in mind. That is what you should be actively trying to do.