We all have heroes. People we look up. People who we draw inspiration from.
They might be people whose work we admire. Or perhaps an artist or musician who is able express an emotion that sends chills up your spine.
In my first office I created a collage of a bunch of my heroes at the time and I kept it above my desk. It was like a religious icon in the sense that I hoped to draw power and inspiration from the presense of so many great minds.
I figured it was time to do the same thing here on my weblog. So this is just a post to list all the people who inspire me. It's meant to be a living document so it'll definitely grow over time as I think of people.
And of course it's in no order of importance.
J. C. R. Licklider
J. C. R. Licklider Computing's Johnny Appleseed.
Vint Cerf one of the Fathers of the Internet.
Alan Turing WWII era mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist.
Ada Lovelace mathematician and first programmer
Charles Babbage considered a "father of the computer"
Grady Booch software architecture and software engineering
John von Neumann
Larry Page Co-founder of Google
Sergey Brin Co-Founder of Google
Steve Jobs creator of Apple
Bruce Schneier security specialist.
David Heinemeier Hansson
Robert Scoble tech blogger
Aaron Swartz internet activist
Jacob Appelbaum computer security researcher
Andres Segovia classical guitarist
Christopher Parkening classical guitarist and protoge of Segovia.
Trey Anastasio guitarist for Phish
Mike Gordon bassist for Phish
Page McConnell piano player in Phish
Jon Fishman drummer in Phish
Jimi Hendrix American guitar virtuoso
Christopher Hitchens Hitch Slapped!
Gordon Ramsay chef and TV personality known for no nonsense ways.
As you can tell I'm mostly sourcing everything from Wikipedia.
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