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. 🙂
Mark Shuttleworth was born in a dusty gold mining town in South Africa. He grew up in South African capital of Cape Town and went to the University of Cape Town. His interest in Computers began the way in which most people’s do. Through Games. While at the UCT, he was immensly attracted by the potential of the Internet. As soon as he left college,in 1995, he founded an internet consulting firm called Thawte.The focus of the company quickly shifted to Internet security for electronic commerce. Thawte became the first company to produce a full-security e-commerce web server.This brought Thawte to the notice of the world.Thawte was one of the first companies to be recognized by both Netscape and Microsoft as a trusted third party for web site certification. By 1999, Thawte was fastest-growing internet certificate authority, and was the leading certificate authority outside of the USA. Mark sold Thawte to VeriSign in December 1999. You can see the name of VeriSign quite often in case you use Opera. Anyways, after he sold for multi-billion dollars he is known to have given thousands of dollars to his employees. talk of generousity.
Then, a very smart man called Mark Shuttleworth made 500 million dollars in the .com boom, learned Russian from scratch, went to space, came back in one piece, funded several charities focussing on South Africa, and… oh yes, he created Ubuntu Linux.
When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always long to return. Leonardo da Vinci
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