Forbes profile of Notch after Minecraft

It’s easy to come away from this thinking Notch is a bit of an entitled asshole, but I think this is a humanizing look at what it’s like to be just the right guy in the right place at the right time, and who lucked into creating a singular cultural phenomenon. He’s just a guy, like he says:

“People were starting to talk about the concept of Notch, or whatever, like the ideal,” he says, parsing through his two identities. “I thought back to when I met my idols and [realized], ‘Oh s–t, these are real people.'”