Technology hero

“I DON’T have many heroes, but Mark Shuttleworth, 37, is one of

“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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