I really don't feel these "historical" quotes add any value here.
Linus wanted to keep it simple from the start? Memory size increased dramatically over the last decades? So what?
This happened 16 years ago, and none of these quotes sheds any light on Linux as we know it in 2007.
Really, I'd like to be able to shut off any quote tagged as historical (and the Job board too, while I'm at it), as I only consider them as unnecessary noise.
Or at least, please make it stand clearly that these quotes date from an other era, so we don't get tricked in trying to make sense out of it until we realize it's outdated and completely meaningless as of today.
Don't get me wrong.
I enjoy KT.
I enjoy it so much that any change I don't agree with turns into a real disapointment.