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Lorenzo Stoakes

Edited 1 month ago
I randomly found the most cringey cover of Linus's book and couldn't resist.

"yeah guys can you make my face the O yeah? Cheers"

EDIT: When I say cringey it's not an attack on the designer, rather just pointing out it's very 'of its time' (early noughties) and what we might find cringy today was in fashion then. This is how things always go!
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@ljs Hey, somebody made that.

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@vegard yeah it's not mean to be critical, perhaps 'cringe' was too strong, I mean more so 'very of its time' (very early noughties), I hear the book is excellent in general :)

Let me edit so nobody thinks I'm being mean here.
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@ljs I know, I'm sorry, I was joking 😛 The cover is hilarious.

On a more serious note, I wonder what the history is behind that stylized "i" in Linux, I feel like I've seen it before somewhere. It's not an official thing, right?

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@vegard LOL FFS you got me worried I was pissing people off (again) :P you got me! ;)

Yeah no I was wondering the same, what the hell. Maybe to be 'en vogue' with the iPod? But that came out late 2001 and this came out some time in 2001 hmmm but actually yeah iMac was before that...

I may have seen it on some unix logos at some point in the past vaguely. Weird one
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@vegard @ljs haha nice job, now the EDIT is even more cringey than the cover :P
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@vbabka @vegard I was out-cringed, I have to admit defeat here
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@ljs @vegard @vbabka did they make you

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@ljs

From what I've read about the publishing industry, you only get a say in the cover if you're a repeated bestselling author like Stephen King. Everybody else, the marketing department makes the cover and if you don't like it sucks to be you.

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@kilroy_was_here yeah sure, this was meant as a wry observation rather than a critique of any kind :)

And totally, I expect Linus and David had little input and it was more 'oh yeah this kind of thing is hot right now', in fact it really really reeks of that being the case given how of it's time it is!
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