Today Google has a pirate-themed logo, but no, it’s not International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Instead it’s Robert Louis Stevenson’s 160th birthday, and Google is honouring the Scottish author of pirate-filled classics such as Treasure Island and Kidnapped. (He also wrote The Strange Case of Mr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – we’ll let you think up some ‘don’t be evil’ jokes).
Born on November 13, 1850 in Edinburgh, Louis Stevenson had an early death at the age of forty-four, by which time he had travelled the world.
So it seems to me that since TechCrunch has declared that [tech] entrepreneurs are, in effect, Pirates, we should now adopt Robert Louis Stevenson as patron saint.