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Open-Source Hardware Hacker Ladyada Awarded Entrepreneur of the Year 56

ptorrone writes "Limor 'Ladyada' Fried of open-source hardware company Adafruit Industries was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by Entrepreneur Magazine. From the article: 'Recognizable by her signature vivid-pink locks, Fried (or Ladyada, as she is known on the internet) is one of the dominant forces behind the maker movement--a legion of do-it-yourself-minded folks who create cool things by tweaking everyday technology. Last year New York City-based Adafruit did a booming $10 million trade in sales of DIY open-source electronic hardware kits.'"
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Open-Source Hardware Hacker Ladyada Awarded Entrepreneur of the Year

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 19, 2012 @01:11AM (#42334097)

    And did your work result in $10M worth of sales or provide employment to others? This award was for being an entrepreneur; it sounds like what you have is a hobby, while this award recipient managed to bring technical knowledge and business sense together to create a viable business.

The first version always gets thrown away.