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I never would've guessed that the software industry would produce such engrossing real-time dramas. Take Kim Dotcom, John McAfee, throw in Elon Musk for good measure (maybe Branson too) and you're well into comic book territory.



Don't forget Hans Reiser! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Reiser


That's one killer file system.


Don't forget Julian Assange, Gary Mckinnon, and Satoshi Nakamoto.


I wonder if Satoshi Nakamoto even is a single person.


Oh, and Patrick Naughton, one of the early Java guys and EVP at Infoseek: http://www.zdnet.com/news/the-rise-and-fall-of-patrick-naugh...


Since I am developing in Java full time at my current gig, I have come to the realization that you would need to have the mind of a pedophile to write this awful language.


We are living in a Neal Stephenson novel.


When you consider that tech titans are making tools that reshape the way entire societies interact and even how people use information and think about things, we've been in comic book territory for years.


what's the drama around Musk and Branson?


Musk's divorce from his first wife, Justine, was a major drama (his divorce from his second wife was quieter). He also teetered on the brink of insolvency (cash flow) at least in part due to the contentious first divorce.

Ref:

http://articles.businessinsider.com/2010-07-08/tech/30035685...

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2010/06/22/sorkin-elon-musk-of-p...


Or is it just the case, that those willing to infuse brake through thinking into society are more frequantly not fitting the conventional definitions of sanity?


Vardan Kushnir also had quite the adventurous life and death!




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