Tuesday, November 14, 2006

World Heroes

I was interested to see Linus Torvalds (author of Linux) makes Time Magazine's heroes of the past 60 years. The programmer is listed among 'Rebels and Leaders' alongside Nelson Mandela and Margaret Thatcher.

The rest of the list is peppered with the brave, the visionary, the busybody do-gooders and a fair number of names I didn't know.

Any other surprises in there?


Peter said...

Why is J.K Rowling considered a hero? Where is Gandhi? Where is Martin Luther King Jr?

"In 1946, TIME launched an edition in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Since then, we have charted an era of great change—an era for heroes"

I love how they so humbly state "...we have charted..." If it were not for Time the iron curtain would surely still be standing.

An era for ego, perhaps, not heroes.

Onyx Stone said...

I have to agree with you Peter. Actually, the inclusion of JK Rolling and Bono!?!? almost put me off posting the item at all!

But you know how I am with Linux... So I mentioned it for Linus.

They may have decided Ghandi pre-dated the list a little. But excluding Martin Luther King seems odd. Especially for an American magazine.

Peter said...

Linus invented Linux, you're kidding, right?