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The Channel Insider: The Triumph and Tragedy of Ray Noorda

Feb 03, 2005, 04:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Over my years as a computer journalist, I've met pretty much everyone who's anyone in the technology business. Very few of the big names have really impressed me, though. Among those who I've thought were really something special have been Steve Jobs of Apple, Linus Torvalds of Linux and, oh yes, Ray Noorda of Novell.

"Unlike those others, Noorda wasn't technically brilliant. He was just a hard-headed, hard-working businessman who made things happen. I admired his work ethic and his willingness to do what was right by his lights..."

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