Geeks I admire

Working in the computer world, as I have for the last 13 years, and specifically within the world of software development, one becomes familiar with a subculture of people whose notoriety is limited to hardened geeks. These people have affected (usually for the better) the world of computer science in positive ways, sometimes revolutionizing entire technologies or industries. At heart, they are geeks, and I thought it would be interested to list those geeks I admire.

So there you have it, my list of geeks I admire, and the reasons I admire them. Don’t feel bad if you were left off the list this time around. You could always find yourself there next time. And please don’t feel bad if you found yourself on the list. If you’re on the list, there are sound reasons for your being there.