"After selling Thawte, I imagine you had a world of opportunity
in front of you. You could have lived in luxury for the rest of
your life, multiplying your wealth. Instead, you decided to spend
ten months in Russia training as an astronaut and became the first
South African civilian in space. I read about it back then, and I
remember thinking: my God, that sounds like a hell of a lot of hard
work. Then, you decide to create the best GNU/Linux
distribution--and again, you succeeded. What drives you towards
such challenges, honestly?
"Every time I go for a jog I end up huffing and puffing and
thinking 'hell, if I was a bit fitter, this would be easier.' But
the reality is that if I were fitter, I would just want to run
further or faster, and end up huffing and puffing anyway..."