Markus Persson born in Stockholm

11 Jun, 2014

Markus “Notch” Persson is born in Stockholm, Sweden. His mother comes from Finland but he does not speak much Finnish growing up because his father is Swedish:

My father bought a Commodore 128 when I was seven years old, and we started subscribing to a computer magazine. It was a huge one, newspaper format, and it had program listings in it that you could enter into your computer to get a silly little game or fun effect and things like that. I started entering them, and noticed that they broke or did different things if you changed what you entered. I don’t remember exactly how fast this process was, but I know I made my first own program when I was eight years old.

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