In 1999, Time magazine named Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, the Person of the Year. Founded in 1994, the company made profit for the first time in the last quarter of 2001. This means Bezos got the honour when his company was still making a loss!
The name "flash" for flash memory was suggested by Shōji Ariizumi, an employee of Toshiba and colleague of Dr. Fujio Masuoka, the inventor. [more...]