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acz0903370109dElaborating on the TeX thing, it is said that all he wanted was a way to typeset his other works, and he was unhappy with all existing solutions because they produced bad-quality results, plus no one had yet thought of separating creating contents from formatting and layouting.
So he just went and did it himself. That's a spirit I admire!
And he ended up creating something that continues to be a standard these days. I know for a fact that large real-world publishers (I used to work for one) do use LaTeX to typeset the books they produce.
linuxxx6Don't really have one but I've git to say that I find it rather cool that Linus Torvalds thought "fuck it, we ...
sayaws9Satoru Iwata. You might remember it as the former president of Nintendo, but he was also a very impressive pr...