Thursday, September 20, 2012

I have found my idol...

I think i have found my idol. He is more a technologist than a businessman. He is not a multi billionaire. Hence wherever he goes the cameras of the press don't flash. He does not carry  any air around himself. He is a completely family man. Moreover he is a happy person contended with the great contribution he has made to the digital world. He is still young and hence i can idolize him for longer period. In simple words he is like one of us but has attained great heights in life... Probably he is the person whose name came to my mind after Swami Vivekananda. He is none other than Linus Torvalds, the creator of the world of linux.

Here is an excerpt from the book Just For Fun which describes him nicely in simple words...“Most acclaimed technologists - even most of the unacclaimed ones - have this immediate desire to let you know how brilliant they are. And that they are critical in a mission that is far more important than say, the struggle for the world peace. That was not the case with Linus. In fact, his lack of ego seemed downright disarming.... Linus appeared to be above it all. Above the New Agers. Above the high-tech billionaires. He seemed less like a reindeer caught in the global headlights than a delightful alien beamed down to show us the madness of our selfish ways”. Can i find such an unassuming idol in anybody else?