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> Come on, the man's a legend!

He’s a self-promoter. A valuable life skill to learn at some point is how to differentiate those who are legendary due to the awesomeness of their own feats, and those who manufacture legend from mediocrity.

That's pretty harsh, given his contribution to the field.

FWIW, I met him briefly at a developer conference in Norway a few years ago, and he actually seemed quite humble.

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