Broadway, the decision was the result of a six month long selection and
voting process in which 100 eminent authorities from across twenty
technology related fields drew up their list of potential nominees for
consideration by the World Technology Network's current membership of
430 leading technologists eligible to cast their votes.
James Clark, Chairman and Founder of the World Technology Network, commented: "To win a World Technology Award reflects the esteem in which peers hold your work - esteem not only for the technical brilliance of your efforts but for the broader impact those efforts will likely have on shaping the world in which we live. Through winning this World Technology Award, I am delighted to welcome Michael Robertson into the World Technology Network family." The specific area of work for which Michael Robertson received the acclaim of the World Technology Network membership was for his work with the MP3.com. "I knew that what we had at MP3.com was very special; we broke barriers technologically and socially. MP3.com forced the industry to adopt a new way of music delivery much in the same way, Lindows.com, my new company, will revolutionize the software industry," stated Michael Robertson, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Lindows.com, Inc. and former Chief Executive Officer and Founder of MP3.com, Inc. Now in its fourth year, the role of the World Technology Network is to bring together the leading individuals and corporations from 20 technology related disciplines so that thoughts and knowledge can be openly shared, new avenues explored, and new relationships developed. Specific technology related disciplines linked together under the World Technology Network umbrella are: arts, biotech, communication technology, design, education, energy, environment, entertainment, ethics, finance, health, IT hardware, IT software, law, marketing communications, materials, journalism, policy, social entrepreneurship, and space. The 2002 World Technology Awards were held in association with Nasdaq, Intel, Cisco Systems, Novartis, Time, Red Herring, Science and International Herald Tribune and marked the final event at this year's two-day World Technology Summit which took place at the Millennium Conference Center (Millennium Broadway Hotel) and United Nations headquarters. For further information about the World Technology Network, the World Technology Summit, and World Technology Awards, please visit the World Technology Network's website, www.wtn.net. About Lindows.com, Inc. Lindows.com is a consumer company that brings choice to computer users. Lindows.com, Inc. was started by Michael Robertson, founder and former CEO of MP3.com. LindowsOS is a modern, affordable, easy-to-use operating system that allows users access to hundreds of applications via the Click-N-Runâ¢ Warehouse. All applications in the Click-N-Run Warehouse are licensed on a per-person or family basis and can be downloaded, installed and run with just one-mouse click. LindowsOS is also available on LindowsOS Certified Computers from Walmart.com. The General Release of LindowsOS, will be made available later this year. The General Release version will support a wider range of computer hardware and includes unique features such as a "Friendly-Install" alongside an existing MicrosoftÂ® Windows operating system, a streamlined installation process which requires no computer knowledge, and the ability to run a select set of "bridge" Windows-compatible programs. For more information see www.lindows.com/products About World Technology Network The World Technology Network was created to "encourage serendipity" - happy accidents - amongst those individuals and companies deemed by their peers to be the most innovative in the technology world. WTN's areas of interest range from IT and communications to biotech, energy, materials, space, as well as related fields such as finance, marketing, policy, law, design, and ethics. Each year, WTN members are brought together through an ongoing global series of Roundtable Dinners, Chapter Meetings and other events. WTN also publishes "World Technology Intelligence," a bi-monthly journal about what is imminent, possible, and important in the technology world, written largely by its own members - the people driving the most significant innovations. Central events in the WTN calendar include the annual World Technology Summit and World Technology Awards - the culmination of a global judging programme through which new members are nominated and selected and by which the network grows and is refreshed.