Linus’ First Mail

I was reading this article, and noticed this mail, which happens to be one of the first mails from Linus (yes, the same guy-who-wrote-linux. Now sit down, please!) to the hacker community.

This mail shows (and emphasizes the point that the author of the article makes) why linus could propagate his *nix so well. He apparently is a very good writer. Even Raymond makes similar points, here, and here.

Makes me wonder, though, is it “that” important to be able to write well?