Tue 7th April 2009, 11:48am
QUOTE(Anthony DiPierro @ Akahele)
Almost all if not all of the great software projects, even in the open source world, were created by very small numbers of individuals. In most cases only a single individual was in charge of the design, and in those cases where more than one was in charge I’d argue that the project failed to reach its full potential as a result. Dave Hyatt and Blake Ross created Firefox. Apache was created by Robert McCool. Michael Widenius wrote the majority of the first version of MySQL. Steve Wozniak built the Apple computer and wrote the operating system for it. In the Website world, Larry Page and Sergey Brin created Google.
And Tim Berners-Lee, who lives down the road from me, invented the World Wide Web.
I met Steve Wozniak at MIT when he participated in a panel discussion
on the launch of a book celebrating invention and innovation
After the panel session was over, and we had a few minutes to schmooze with the panelists, I went up to Steve Wozniak and remarked, “The smartest thing you ever did, when you designed the Apple Computer, is that you left out the Amygdala.”
He gave me a quizzical look.
“That’s the Fear Processor,” I explained. The Apple Computer has a Buddha Nature because you can’t intimidate it.
He brightened up as he absorbed the point of my remark. Wozniak had imbued his own invention with a key trait of fearless inventors like himself. He had given it a Buddha Nature.
There is no way to bully an Apple Computer, for it has no fear, carries no grudges, and has no motivation for revenge.