Growing Too Fast?

These are the quotes of Linus Torvald (yes, THAT Linus. The famous original author & chief architect of Linux kernel)

1992:

Your job is being a professor and researcher: That’s one hell of a
good excuse for some of the brain-damages of minix.

http://groups.google.com/group/comp.os.minix/msg/9f3c7c165aacc83f

 

and 17 years later:

We are definitely not the streamlined, hyper-efficient kernel I envisioned when I started writing Linux…

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10358024-16.html

Hopefully I take those statements in context. So, the question is: what can we learn from those?

Are you thinking what I am thinking, which is the development process that expands so vast that it deviates the original goal?

 

 

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