'Linus Torvalds believes the technology industry's celebration of
innovation is smug, self-congratulatory, and self-serving. From a
report on The Register:
The term of art he used was more blunt: "The innovation the industry
talks about so much is bullshit," he said. "Anybody can innovate.
Don't do this big 'think different'... screw that. It's meaningless.
Ninety-nine per cent of it is get the work done." In a deferential
interview at the Open Source Leadership Summit in California on
Wednesday, conducted by Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux
Foundation, Torvalds discussed how he has managed the development of
the Linux kernel and his attitude toward work. "All that hype is not
where the real work is," said Torvalds. "The real work is in the
details." Torvalds said he subscribes to the view that successful
projects are 99 per cent perspiration, and one per cent innovation.'
-- source: https://linux.slashdot.org/story/17/02/16/1530223
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