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Technology hero

Feb 02, 2011, 14:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chin Wong)

"I DON'T have many heroes, but Mark Shuttleworth, 37, is one of them.

"The founder of Ubuntu Linux won't make it to the cover of Time Magazine as its Person of the Year anytime soon, but that takes nothing away from what he's already accomplished.

"For 2010, Time saw fit to give its award to another Mark for inventing Facebook, and has honored only two other personalities from the industry with the same title: Andy Grove of Intel in 1997 and Jeff Bezos of Amazon in 1999. Bill Gates, who has probably had the greatest impact on the way we use computers today, shared the award with his wife Melinda and rock star Bono in 2005, not for his contributions to technology but for his philanthropic work."

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