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Seeking Contemporary Stories of Young People's Successes In Tech Sector
January 17, 2005 5:44 PM   Subscribe

I liked reading this article about Collegehumor.com and this article about Delicious Monster. Any suggestions for any other great articles on what successes young people are having these days with respect to the tech sector? I'd prefer current articles to Jobs / Gates era stuff.
posted by banished to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
 
The Mac rumor(?) website ThinkDifferent was created and is run by a Harvard freshman, still in his teens. LiveJournal, recently sold to SixApart, was created by a guy who is now around 22. WordPress, a strong contender in the blog software fight (IMO), is developed by a guy under 25.
posted by billsaysthis at 6:14 PM on January 17, 2005


Blake Ross, the teenager who helped create Firefox.
posted by ..ooOOoo....ooOOoo.. at 6:29 PM on January 17, 2005


Bram Cohen, creator of Bittorrent.
posted by cali at 8:55 PM on January 17, 2005


Justin Frankel, creator of Winamp, Shoutcast and Gnutella.
posted by cali at 9:00 PM on January 17, 2005


Actually, Brad (who made LiveJournal) is a little older than that, but not by much. You can read about him here.

For that matter, Ben and Mena Trott, who founded Six Apart, aren't so old either... they're both 27, and there's some recent coverage of them for PC Mag's people of the year story.
posted by anildash at 9:52 PM on January 17, 2005


I heard that Ben and Mena are on the cover of Fortune this month?!?!
posted by gen at 1:00 AM on January 18, 2005


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