Not sure what to do with this, I don't really want to start a thread for it, but it's got nothing to do with the interview... As I pointed out in the interview, I studied computers. So I found a fascinating clip. This is an interview (and joke around) with Brian Kernighan. I can't really draw a good analogy to motorbikes because there isn't one. Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie wrote the computer programming language C, and then roped Kernighan in to write a few study notes about it, to save themselves the effort. That became a book, which became a best seller (in comp sci terms), which helped sell the C language and the UNIX operating system it was written for. Linux, in turn, is a back-yard version of UNIX, which is also written in C. This man did not invent C, or UNIX, but he did very much write the book on them, which in turn helped make them the huge success they went on to become. It's like you got roped in by Adam and God, to write the story, and that became Genesis... There is no way to overstate or exaggerate how important this man is to the history of the information revolution.