Dutch scientist known for creating one of the world’s first successful microscopes. He was the first to observe animalcules (probably unicellular micro-organisms), muscle fibres, bacteria, spermatozoa etc. He was the first true microbiologist and is regarded as the Father of Microbiology.
Howard Cunningham, creator of wiki software and the world's first wiki web site (WikiWikiWeb), came up with the name after being told to take the 'Wiki Wiki Shuttle' at the Honolulu airport. "Wiki" means "quick" in Hawaiian. The first wiki site is still up and running at the server of his software consultancy firm, Cunningham & Cunningham. [more...]