I think you missed the subtle point of Linus's post/point. He was "venting" frustration in a completely understandable way, whether or not you agree with it (I do btw).
In 1895, at the age of 17, Albert Einstein applied for early admission into the Swiss Federal Polytechnical School (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule or ETH). He passed the math and science parts of the entrance exam, but failed the others (history, languages, geography, etc.)! He had to go to a trade school before he was able to retake the exam and was finally admitted to ETH a year later. Now, maybe I should shun all major advancements in science today, as Einstein failed
this entrance exam? I mean, the gull!!! (as all modern advancements are in some way connected directly or indirectly in large part to his contributions).