Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Interview: Shuttleworth

SHOOT: I think it must have partly been security concerns that prompted his move out of the country. Can't say I blame him.
clipped from memeburn.com

Memeburn: Who is Mark Shuttleworth?
[This question is followed by a long, contemplative silence and then the answer.]
Mark Shuttleworth: I would say that I am primarily a student. The best thing about me is that I am a fast follower. I haven’t invented that much in life, but I have connected ideas and people.

MB: Do you miss South Africa?

I don’t miss the sense that the only thing that matters is South Africa. South Africa has to be part of the global dialogue. But because the country is so rich and complex, people often don’t realise the importance of understanding, participating with, or connecting to the countries around them in the broader world, and I think that is frustrating.

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