What does Michael Phelps have in common with Linus Torvalds?
What does the most prolific Olympian of all time have in common with one of the greatest, if not the greatest computer programmer in history? --No, it's definitely not the physique, or their love for Speedo.
There's no question about Michael Phelps' speed. He currently holds an outstanding 7 world records in swimming. In case you didn’t know, at age 15, he became the youngest man ever to set a swimming world record.
Linus Torvalds is known for pioneering the lightning fast, "release early, release often" software development model. This is a remarkable fact: When Torvalds was 21 years old, during the early years of Linux, he released a new kernel version more than once a day!
Winning a record breaking 8 gold medals in one Olympic Game requires amazing strength and endurance. We watched in awe when Phelps achieved this at the Beijing Olympics. He has also won 6 gold medals in the 2004 Athens Olympics, and he said he will try to get some more in London four years from now.