Tech: Fascinating portrait of an obsessed programmer
Gamasutra is a website mostly devoted to video game developers, so it was a neat surprise to find an article that was a very down-to-Earth, candid portrayal of a legendary figure, John Carmack, from pretty much the best source in the world - his wife, Anna Kang. Any gamer or 3D engine programmer will probably be familiar with John Carmack, but if you don't know the man, you might know the resume - the engines of Doom, Quake, Doom 3, etc.
It'd be interesting to put some of these programming giants in a no-holds-barred coding competition. I wonder, for example, how Bill Gates would do working with Microsoft's own DirectX 10 API, or how Carmack could finagle his own OS to match Windows' capabilities.