Peter Diamandis has a perspective that’s too expansive for a single planet. He built his first companies—12 of them—as social and technological thrusters designed to clear the way for human space colonies. Later, as founder of the X Prize Foundation and cofounder of Singularity University, he splashed down to focus on the most pressing …
Yesterday, Rod Johnson, the founder of Spring, announced that he is to leave VMWare to pursue some new interests. In 2001, Rod changed the way we look at enterprise software when he published Expert One-on-One J2EE Design and Development. And he followed through with those ideas in 2002 when he founded Spring, bringing a credible alternative to the enterpise solutions available at the time.
Mark Shuttleworth says his Ubuntu Linux distro has now overtaken arch rival Red Hat when it comes to running the all-important “enterprise workloads” — i.e., the heavy software lifting done by big businesses.
Jacob “Jack” Goldman — the man who founded the lab that pretty much invented the personal computer as we know it — has died at age 90. Goldman was the Xerox Chief Scientist who in 1969 proposed that the company create a pure research laboratory that would put Xerox in the same league as IBM and AT&T, whose Yorktown Heights and Bell Labs facilities are now legendary. The result was Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) — the birthplace of the graphical user interface, Ethernet, and the laser printer, and object oriented programming.