Just for Fun : The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary

Just for Fun : The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary

Book Title: Just for Fun : The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary

Author: Stephen Hawking

Format: Paperback | 288 pages

Publication Date: 11 Jul 2011

ISBN-13: 9780066620732

Once upon a time Linus Torvalds was a skinny unknown, just another nerdy Helsinki techie who had been fooling around with computers since childhood. Then he wrote a groundbreaking operating system and distributed it via the Internet -- for free. Today Torvalds is an international folk hero. And his creation LINUX is used by over 12 million people as well as by companies such as IBM.

Now, in a narrative that zips along with the speed of e-mail, Torvalds gives a history of his renegade software while candidly revealing the quirky mind of a genius. The result is an engrossing portrayal of a man with a revolutionary vision, who challenges our values and may change our world.