Linux will be 20 years old this year. I've been drafting an outline for an article of my memories of the early days, but that's going to take a lot of writing before it is ready.
Just in case I don't finish the article, I'll point at Linux Anecdotes, the transcript of a talk I gave in 1998, when Linux was only seven years old. It might still be entertaining to some. If nothing else, you can laugh at my naivete about the future, now our past.