Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Top 10 Techies Who Changed The World!!!

1.jpgSteve Jobs, Apple Maverick entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs is the current grandmaster of technology. Business savvy and a risk taker, Jobs is the visionary who redefined technology with world changing products like the Personal Computer, iPod, iPhone and iPad.

2.jpgMark Zuckerberg, Facebook Whizkid Zuckerberg almost single handedly transformed the Internet from a place people went to get information to a place they went to meet each other. Facebook gave the virtual world a patina of humanity, the real world a new medium of interpersonal relationships, and made Zuckerberg not only this generation's phenomenon, but also the second youngest billionaire in the world.
Interesting fact: The youngest billionaire is Dustin Moskovitz co-founder of Facebook and 8 days younger than Zuckerberg, his Harvard roommate.

3.jpgBill Gates, The Microsoft founder has passed the legion of supergeeks into the pantheon of technological demi-gods. The richest man in the world from 1995 to 2007 is currently the second richest. He holds 8 percent of Microsoft stock and now functions as the non-executive chairman of the company. Over the years, Gates and wife Melinda have made philanthropy their primary concern and recently pledged to give away at least half their fortune to charity with time 

4.jpgLinus Torvalds, Linux This Finnish engineer is virtually unknown outside the inner circles of technology, yet he is among the most influential figures in software development. A believer in open source software, Torvalds initiated the development of the Linux Kernel. He now acts as the coordinator of the project. The Linux operating system runs the 10 fastest supercomputers in the world and a diverse range of hardware including the smallest of devices. A modified version of the Linux kernel powers the ubiqitous Android OS.
5.jpgLarry Page and Sergey Brin, Google Co-founders of internet behemoth Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin ran Google from a rented garage in 1998. Twelve years later, Google has left it's Silicon Valley startup past way behind to become the world's largest media corporation.

6.jpgEvan Williams, Twitter & Blogger Virtually unknown in the real world, this college drop-out created two key communication technologies that shaped the Internet Blogger and Twitter. He no longer works at Twitter but he's left an indelible handprint on the cyberworld. 

7.jpgShigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo Even if you've never played a video game, chances are you've heard of Super Mario Bros. Shigeru Miyamoto is the Japanese game designer behind popular Nintendo titles like Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Star Fox, and the grand old man of gaming, Mario.

8.jpgJeffrey Bezos, Amazon In 1994, this Princeton graduate started Amazon.com from his garage in Seattle and changed the face of online retail forever. He began with selling books online but soon diversified into, well, almost everything. Amazon made him a billionaire as well as Time magazine's person of the year in 1999.

9.jpgTim Berners-Lee, the World Wide Web 20 years ago British physicist and computer scientist Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, the first web browser and the first web server. This man is the reason we can access webpages and surf the Internet using browsers today.

10.jpgAkio Morita, Sony Former naval officer Akio Morita left his family business of sake, miso and soy sauce to co-found Sony Corporation in 1946. Most of Sony's path-breaking products like magnetic tapes, tape recorders, pocket-sized radios, the Walkman and the Discman were developed under his leadership.

11.jpg11th Man: was The other Steve who founded Apple with Steve Jobs was Steve Wozniak. Affectionately called Woz, he has been credited with developing the Apple I and Apple II computers in the 1970s. He no longer works full time with Apple, but is still a shareholder and employee of the company. 

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Pinics/Camps ....the best thing about Summers !!!

i love Spring and Autumn season...but i'm not a fan of Summer or Winter much....both seasons make me lazy and clumsy....but both have some positive sides as well....like in winters you get to enjoy the awesome snowfall(Sheen)....and in summers....you get tanned by the harmful UV rays of the sun :P....plus there are picnics/camps ....gosh!!! how i miss my camp life....We used to go for campin' in school days with all my FRIENDS and a few Teachers.....stay there for utmost 3 nights n 4 days....and explore the undiscovered land by means of trekkin'....ugh !! i hate trekkin' cause it drains off my energy....but at the same time i happen to see beautiful places....not visible otherwise....not to mention the fun all the way through....and the best night ...the camp fire night... when we used to collect fire sticks on the last day of our trekkin'....and then entertain ourselves with some hilarious skits/plays, music, etc. around the campfire…makin' memories of what we had seen so far …partly being happy cause the other day we were supposed to head back to the city life "Home sweet Home" and partly sad cause we were goin away from the so-called natural beauty!!!

The campin' session ended by the end of my school...no more camps for me now ...cause girls aren't supposed to go campin' alone....i mean not without anyone's supervision....not in Kashmir atleast =|….no matter how old you are…We go for picnics instead....at few times i do wish i was a guy who could go wherever he wants with whoever he wants !!! but at the same time i'd say i'm proud to be a girl....cause while in trouble girls find an easy way out ~_^ ...Girls Rock\m/...anyway....so much with the girl/boy thing goin' on my mind ....movin' on to picnics/excursions....i love picnics....picnics are fun!!! could it be with your classmates or your amazin' cousins…!!!!

two places that i visited so far this year ...!!!
Kashmir is truly what we call HEAVEN on Earth !!!

If you think about it picnics are more relishin' than camps…just a one day adventure and you don’t get used to that LIFE ….While others may find it a perfect place to live or get settled in the mountains alongside the stream of fresh water…. i find the hi-tech world more peaceful...!!! :)