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ZDNet: Seven People You Should Follow Into the Next Decade

Dec 30, 1999, 21:01 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jesse Berst)

"At the forefront of every new trend is a visionary. One person whose forward thinking maps out all of our futures. These people don't always become the richest. But their innovative spark ignites entire industries around them."

"HARDWARE: LINUS TORVALDS, TRANSMETA
Creating Linux was his contribution to the last decade. If Transmeta lives up to the hype, it may deliver the first true innovation to microprocessors in more than a decade -- giving Intel a real run for its money.

OPERATING SYSTEM: BOB YOUNG, RED HAT Hard to believe someone who voluntarily wears a red fedora in publicity photos could pioneer a new open source business model. If he succeeds, everyone will be following his lead -- turning the industry upside down. And obliterating the locked-down standards model of Microsoft."

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