God's Digital Temple | Terry Davis - The Lonely Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built His Own Operating System


Described by many as Gods Lonely Programmer, Terry Davis didn't hesitated to speak to the world about 'God's digital temple' which he begun building in 2003.

He called his OS the "J Operating System", later renaming it to "LoseThos" - a somewhat murky reference to a scene in Platoon. He is on record explaining that LoseThos was "primarily for making video games and it has no networking or Internet support. As far as I'm concerned, that would be reinventing the wheel". The OS was later rebranded into "SparrowOS" before he settled on "TempleOS" in mid-2013

Davis had a master's degree at 26 and worked at Ticketmaster programming operating systems. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia, having dealt with mental health issues since the mid-1990s.

After the diagnosis, Davis lived with his parents and tasked himself with building 'Gods Digital Temple', choosing to stay at home and receive his  disability cheques.

Davis who had been homeless for some months, died at age 48 on Aug 11 2018, after he was run over by a train. Davis is hailed by his fans as “the smartest programmer that ever lived,” for his ability to write over 100k + lines alone to build himself his own hobbyist operating system that was faster than most even by todays standards.