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#1 Guest_danbrownlow_*

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 11:35 AM

Well hello =]
I need some help. I need to write an essay on a Computer Hero of some sort and I'm stumped. I have a few ideas but not really sure.
I was thinking either Kevin Mitnik, as it's a cool story, but there's so much 'myth' about him it'll be hard to find the truth, my other though was Linus Torvalds- I think we all know why. Anyone got any other ideas, besides like, Turing or Mr.Gates lol.
Also, do these sound like reasonable Heros?

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 11:52 AM

Why not start with the founding of the original internet and write about one of those who originally had the idea. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galactic_Network http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.C.R._Licklider

Edited by oldf@rt, 23 October 2007 - 11:52 AM.

The name says it all -- 59 and holding permanently

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 03:29 PM

Two sites of history of computer and inventor.

http://www.idsia.ch/~juergen/zuse.html

http://www.google.com/search?q=history+of+...vision&cd=4



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Posted 24 October 2007 - 02:55 AM

Why not start with the founding of the original internet and write about one of those who originally had the idea. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galactic_Network http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.C.R._Licklider


HEY! I didn't see Al Gore's name there...... :thumbsup:
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Posted 27 October 2007 - 09:51 PM

How about Bjarne stroustrup or brian overland?
If you do things right, then people won't know if you've done anything at all.

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 11:05 PM

Just 3 personal favorites
Woz...(pretty cool guy even though Im not a Mac person)
Richard Stallman...(an original MIT "hacker", coder not cracker, Writer of the GNU Manifesto)
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz the man discovered the Binary Number System (aka Base 2) which is used on most all computers today

Edited by BlackSpyder, 27 October 2007 - 11:05 PM.

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 12:18 AM

I have long held grc.com founder Steve Gibson as a genuine white hat,a Most Valuable Professional if you will.If properly placed he has contributed much to our well being as a computer literate society.It was his firewall testing service that was so interesting and only somewhile later do you learn about Spinrite and SecurityNow and so on! If there is a word of caution,know what you are talking about and even just as important dont pretend,because it shows.That is in fact half the grade,is it in fact interesting to read what you have to say.It may very well be an interesting story,to tell of a successful handling of an exploit or perhaps a close call of sorts where computer know how came into play-I myself have posted stories as to great anti-malware campaigns with thanks to the likes of a Spysweeper or even perhaps a story about a CEO whose words changed my perception of successful stratedgy in anti-spyware,anti-malware configuration.This world of computing is not simple and if worked on in good faith there are many ways the word HERO maybe made to fit.

Edited by baker1, 05 November 2007 - 09:03 AM.


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Posted 05 November 2007 - 01:07 AM

lol wildabeast was going to say al gore

i mean, you could do bill gates there would have to be over 100mb of .txt on him over the internet, surely? =p
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