Here's a bit of background on Lars Perkins, the founder of Picasa: Entrepreneur lets Google fly with his creation. A few snipets:
* On making Picasa free: ''If you get locked into doing all your photo editing and organization with Picasa, odds are good Google can start running ads to you down the line."
* On his work day: "He works at home one day a week, commutes by his personal airplane to Google's campus in Mountain View, Calif., another day, and flies from the Pasadena area to Santa Monica the other three days, to put in time at Google's offices here."
* On the future of Picasa: '''The challenge is to make digital photography as easy as it was in the analog era. We've made a dent in it, but we have a long ways to go.''