CEO Swim Challenge

[Jon Tetzchner swimming]

Jon Tetzchner swimming

Last week, in a bold (and quite foolhardy if you ask me) statement, Opera CEO Jon S. von Tetzchner declared that if the download numbers of the new Opera 8 Web browser reach 1 million within the first four days of the launch, he will swim from Norway to the USA with only one stop-over for a cup of hot chocolate at his mother’s house in his home country, Iceland.

Today it was revealed that the one million downloads goal was indeed reached, so at the moment I guess Mr. Tetzchner is preparing for the cold swim across the atlantic. Keep abreast of the latest news at Opera’s 1 Million Download Challenge page. Will he actually take the (literal) plunge?