“..Jimmy Wales, 43, co-founder of Wikipedia, on the chaos of his life .. and being an IT geek
If I can, I like to sleep late.
I’m a naturally lazy person .. and it also helps me get over the jet lag.
Wikipedia is a truly global concern, which means I travel to dozens of countries every year, and I wake up at strange hours in different time zones, different hotels, different aeroplanes.
My life can be chaotic, so sleeping till 10 or 12 helps me sort out that chaos.
Recently somebody asked me how many times I log on to the internet each day.
I honestly don’t know.
I’m usually online before I get out of bed.
First thing every morning, I check my emails and my Wiki messages.
If anythingâ€™s urgent I try to sort it out straight away.
Item two is coffee.
Espresso, cappuccinoâ€¦ I don’t care.
I’d take it intravenously if I could.
Breakfast is light and healthy, and always contains fruit.
When I’m at home in Florida, I try to do a little exercise â€” there’s a swimming pool in my apartment complex and I like to go rollerblading, listening to Dr Dre on the headphones â€” but when I’m travelling, I just don’t get the time.
I like to feel fresh and clean in the morning, which isn’t always easy when you live in planes and hotels.
I am pretty obsessive about grooming. I have my little luxuriesâ€¦ like my Gillette five-blade razor.
Having that with me is a big deal.
Is it better than the three-blade razor or the four-blade razor?
I don’t know and I don’t care!
I just love it.
Being on the board of directors of Wikipedia is not an office job.
My office is my rucksack.
In it there’s my MacBook, spare batteries and a few bits of random junk.
Most of the work I do is conducted via email..”
go to source/story>>A Life in the day: Happiness is my computer – Times Online