Mark Shuttleworth

Mark Shuttleworth came to see us at Ndiyo yesterday. He was like a breath of fresh air — smart, informed, insightful and (unusual in very rich people) a very good listener. He gave a terrific lecture the previous evening at the Judge Institute. We were keen to talk to him about some of the stuff funded by his Foundation — including the Ubuntu Linux distribution we’re using for Ndiyo, and the amazing tuxLab project. I came away with several good ideas arising from our conversation. And we never even got around to discussing his third career as an astronaut! The photograph shows him talking to Quentin (on the right) over an Ndiyo ‘Internet cafe in a box’ we had set up in the Ndiyo house as a demo.