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Who is your technology inspiration?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by usmansm, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. usmansm

    usmansm New Member

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    Who is your technology inspiration?
    and why?
     
  2. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    I would have to say SimonV for his hard work in creating and running this forum that has helped me and many other people in the IT industry.
     
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  3. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    To paraphrase Del Boy

    "you could be going down with Cherry Blossom poisoning" :D

    Mine is my dad's mate, Darren. I just looked him up now and he doesn't have a website, but is still active.
     
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  4. rocdamike

    rocdamike Byte Poster Gold Member

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    I would say the whole CF community. The sheer amount of quality threads on these forums is staggering. Personally, I don't think I would have been able to land my first IT Job (which I just started this week by the way!) without all the knowledge that I have gained here. The advice posted about certs, careers, goals and life in general have been invaluable, so kudos to you guys :)

    And just to echo what Rob1234 said - Thanks a lot SimonV for creating such a fantastic community and keeping it alive and also a huge thanks to all the staff who have helped make the community as great as it is today.
     
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  5. Rob1234

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    I am trying to get a free gold membership :p

    Also your dad's mate Darren was going to be my second choice after SimonV.
     
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  6. Dazzo

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    What kind of work you doing? :slidedrin
     
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    I'd say get a room you guys! :p

    Seriously though my technology inspiration is probably my dad, he had the foresight to realise fairly early on that computers were going to be pretty important so made sure me and my sisters had as much exposure as he could manage!
     
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  8. rocdamike

    rocdamike Byte Poster Gold Member

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    I'm working in a data centre, but undergoing training at the moment.

    Obviously, it's a very hands on role so I plan to soak up as much information as I can. I was shown a (broken) rack server today and bloody hell, it weighed a tonne; good for working out my arms!

    Haha :D
     
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  9. jk2447

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    Linus Torvalds. Living legend!
     
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    Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, Steve Wozniak, Tommy Flowers, Tim Berners-Lee, Dave Cutler, Doug Lea, Brian Goetz, Mitch Kapor, Ken Thompson, Alan Turing, Richard Feynman.

    ... oh also ade's dad's mate, Darren :wink:
     
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  11. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    ha ha I love you Dave you do make me laugh man. So I don't know if you've been waiting but seriously, tell me about Ade's dads mate or who ever. You can't just all vote for some random and say nothing about him its very bad form ha ha What's the skinny, the downlow, the 411?
     
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  12. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Everyone should be someone's hero.

    :biggrin
     
  13. l4ter

    l4ter Nibble Poster

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    ed liberman, coach cuthbertson, professor messer, (study training people), Andy Bombo (for paving the way for me then taking his job of which he went onto much bigger and better prospects) Chris purser (for still being there). Junard Raham and Nathan Berhan (my good university friends) oh and not forgetting CF. A problem half is a problem shared!
     
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