Thanks for sharing this Aaron, there are not many examples of successful people acknowledging the help they had on the way to that success. This brings some well needed reality to the idea of a meritocracy. Mr Doctorow does this beautifully.
In light of his induction into the hall of fame, Cory Doctorow reflects upon his origin story. It makes me think that every origin story is unique. What stood out was that although Doctorow had support from a number of people his development involved keeping on going.