Craigslist is used to find apartments, pets and love connections. Started in 1995 by its namesake, Craig Newmark, as an emailed newsletter circulated among friends, it's grown to become the proxy classifieds page for people all over the world. Craig isn't running things there anymore, but he's still very much involved in the company.
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Matt Heverly has one of the coolest jobs in the solar system: he drives rovers. On Mars. He drove NASA's Opportunity rover for four years, and now he's getting ready for the biggest mission in the history of NASA's planetary exploration -- driving the $US2.6 billion car-sized Curiosity rover after it lands on Sunday.
In our "What Was It" series, we've been talking with notable people about what first piqued their interest in technology.
If you're reading these lines it's because of this man. He's Dave Winer, the inventor of blogs and RSS syndication, two of the backbones of the web. Often controversial, always challenging, this is the story of what got him inspired to do it all.
Kevin Mitnick was one of the first internationally known hackers, one of the early wizards who struck the fear of the gods in the machine into regular people. He hacked Los Angeles, Motorola, Nokia, Sun Microsystems and Fujitsu Siemens before finally being caught by the FBI.