Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary
by Linus Torvalds (with David Diamond)
HarperCollins
262 pages

review by Ken Dyke

This was a fun read. It starts out with Linus describing his idea of the meaning of Life. In the beginning it is about survivial, then it becomes social, and finally it is just about having fun.

This is an autobiography. Linus describes his childhood as a geek when geeks were not cool. I found the section describing how Linux came to be quite interesting. The rest of the book is biographical.

It is good to see that someone who has had such a huge impact on computing appears to have a happy family and is living in a comfortable style (thanks to various Linux-based companies that showed their gratitude to Linus at the time of their IPOs).

It was a nice break from the usual fare that I read.