Quote of the week
Posted Jun 18, 2004 12:16 UTC (Fri) by wawjohn
Parent article: Quote of the week
Please don't mistake Hans Reiser's plain talk for arrogance.
I saw the guy at the February 2004 FOSDEM conference in Brussels, and
he's quite surprising. When presenting, his delivery is slow and rather
unexciting. After his talk, I met with him and a few others who were
interested in filesystems to ask more questions.
Questioning Hans Reiser is bizarre--he looks at me, blinked and slowly
said something that seemed irrelevant to my question. I started to
interrupt, but he kept speaking, slowly and calmly. The I realized that
not only had he understood my question, but his reply really forced me to
There's a lot of depth behind the guy, but it's up to the listener to pay
attention to what he's saying, hear him out fully, and not to prematurely
draw conclusions before Hans has finished talking.
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