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    Computer Heroes

    I have an essay in my literature class due tomorrow. It's supposed to be about a modern hero and what defines his(or her) heroic characteristics. I was thinking of doing someone in the computer world but I don't know who. Any Ideas?
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    That's easy...

    Linus Torvalds
    Carolyn Meinel
    JP

    or anyone against above mentioned if you are in that category. I happen to like the work done by all of the above, but some people don't. It all boils down to "Who do you admire?"

    Good luck

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    how about jobs and wozniak, mcnealy (i would also mention gates but gates is evil), the lab people who developed ENIAC, and charles babbage?
    \"If you wish to speak to technical support, please hang up now.\"

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    That guy that threw a pie in the face of Bill Gates

    http://www.zpub.com/un/bill/billpie.jpg

    edit: and a slightly more serious answer - John Carmack, where would we be without Doom and Quake?
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    Ken Thompson
    Brian Kernighan
    Dennis Ritchie
    Andrew Tanenbaum (wrote Minix)
    Larry Wall

    Just a few more names to mention.

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    Thanks guys. I think I'm gonna use Linus.
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    Phil Zimmerman maybe?
    Q: Why do ducks have big flat feet?
    A: To stamp out forest fires

    Q: Why do elephants have big flat feet?
    A: To stamp out flaming ducks
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    Knowledge is Power.
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    Linus Torvalds would be an excellent choice considering the amount of info available on the guy.
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    Thumbs up LINUS

    I'd take Linus.. But then again, who am I?

    and ther is this guy, I don't remember his name... helped on (wrote) MSDOS 1.0 and got by Bill Gates.....

    Anyone know who that was???
    Can't remember..
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