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Scouting the Blogs of Internet Icons

One of the best things about blogs is that anyone can create one, easily. That gives us tremendous access to the thoughts of many. Say what you will about the quality of most blogs, but I still think we’re better off.

A pleasant outcome of blogs being attainable for all is that some internet icons have started blogs. This post will attempt to chronicle them. I’ve undoubtedly missed some. Let me know in the comments and I’ll add it in.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee – inventor of the web

Berners-Lee hasn’t posted since March, but when he says something, people listen. Might as well subscribe in your RSS reader.

Linus Torvalds – inventor of Linux

Torvalds just started blogging because he wanted a place to keep family pictures (seriously).

Jonathan Schwartz – Sun CEO

Schwartz’s blog is often mentioned as an ideal CEO blog: free of marketing-speak and frequently updated.

Marc Andreessen – Netscape founder, creator of first graphical web browser

On a temporary hiatus, but when Andreessen is on, he pumps out content. Often more business-focused than you might imagine for a geek.

Guido van Rossum – creator of Python

It’s a new blog and appears to be for both technical and philosophical writing. His first post was so wordy, Blogspot caught it as spam.

Steve Wozniak – Apple co-founder

It was almost two years ago when Woz said his blog was coming soon. I’m sure he’ll post soon.

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