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Tech community and Bob Dylan

I subscribe to a lot of RSS feeds and often finding myself having to zoom through them, only briefly reading a few that catch my attention. just caught my attention. Not because of the discussion about GPLv3 and backwards compatibility, but because of the Dylan quote at the end, naming him as a famous poet (which is the subject of some debate).

Now anyone I know can attest to my Dylan fanaticism but my interest stems from my father, who grew up with Dylan at his peak. It seems, however, that the tech business has a fascination with Dylan. Jobs plays his songs at any opportunity in his keynotes, and and referred to him constantly in the Gillmor Gang. What is it about Dylan that the tech community loves?