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General Chat Thread, who is your IT idol? in General; hello EduGeekers I would like to start a discussion on who your technology idols are and a few reasons why? ...
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    who is your IT idol?

    hello EduGeekers I would like to start a discussion on who your technology idols are and a few reasons why? I am curious to learn more about who the members respect and look up to in the IT industry. It could even be an idol who is a fellow Edu Geek member, or someone famous in the media many of us will know........

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    My old boss, Stephen Johnson. He knew EVERYTHING.

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    Can I have 2?

    My old boss and the technician at the school i did my placement, They take so much agro just for trying to improve the school, and people not liking the word no.

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    My mate Ange who just knew what to say and what to do. She was my second line support when I was just starting out in geekdom!

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    The bloke who invented the rubber mallett - he is my idol.

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    ok how about any well known idols? something that would make interesting reading any recommendations...

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    @mattx:

    Getting worried about you Matt, could be the fact that "Rubber" enters into quite a lot of your conversations.............Hmmmmmmm................ ....Fetish perhaps!!! hehe!!!

    Sweeeeeeeeeeeetttttttt!!!!!

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    @Hollie1985:

    maybe you should start the ball rolling eh!!

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    Richard Stallman is a fav of mine :-)

    this thread reminded me:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqLPHrCQr2I"]YouTube - An "Intel Star" TV ad -- Sponsors of Tomorrow[/ame]

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    Turing. One of the first, and the best.

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    It has to be the one and only BOFH

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    Don't really have an idle to be honest, but what I do owe all my IT enthusiasm and drive to, is Windows 3.1. Growing up as a teenager, all I did was mess around with it, break it and fix it, that was the start of my draw toward IT. Almost 24 and getting tired of the tediousness of IT to be honest, and the negative attitudes from various users in any organisation.

    I guess big names deserve a mention, from nothing to everything; Linus Torvald, Larry Page, Sergey Brin thats about it to be honest.

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    Dont really have an idol, I just push my self as much as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    @Hollie1985:

    maybe you should start the ball rolling eh!!
    ok, well some of you might already know -recently read a few on Steve Jobs. I mostly admired the way he has came from nothing, being adopted trying to find his family at a young age. I believe having those unanswered questions in his mind has propelled him to become who he is today Apples CEO
    http://www.businessinsider.com/words...m-steve-jobs-1

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    Have you seen 'Pirates of Silicon Valley' then?

    worth a watch if you're interested in that group of people...



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