Bram Cohen

Fortune had a nice article entitled “Torrential Rain” about Bram Cohen, the inventor of BitTorrent. But it’s gone behind a premium-rate wall. There’s a copy here. I liked this, against the background of Cohen’s Asperger’s Syndrome:

Last month venture firm DCM-Doll Capital Management bet that Cohen could indeed make BitTorrent a business, investing $8.75 million in the startup. Now Cohen has to prove himself again, showing that he can thrive not just in the programming world—a place where logic rules and theories can be proved true or false—but in the fuzzy corporate world too, where compromise reigns and intellect doesn’t always trump idiocy.

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