Rohit Req: A Linux lament

Tim Byars (
Fri, 30 Jul 1999 17:38:22 -0700

July 30, 1999 | At first I thought it was spam. It was probably the
hundredth message I had received that day, and I was inclined to consign it
straight to my personal spam graveyard. But it was titled "A personal
invitation from Red Hat" and in my world, Red Hat -- one of the leading
distributors of the Linux-based operating system -- is a big name. So I
took a look. And I got excited. On close examination, the e-mail seemed
minted of pure gold -- it was a special invitation to participate in Red
Hat's imminent initial public offering.


Tune in, turn on, drop out. -Tim Leary, 1969 Suck it up, tuck it in, and up the dosage. -Tim Byars ,1999