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About Harry Lime

Who is Harry Lime?

Harry Lime is the fictional name chosen as pseudonym by Luigi Stilo, the inventor and owner of PortableUpdate.

Although we are not entirely certain, it was probably in honour of the character interpreted by Orson Welles in the film "The Third Man" from 1949.

Luigi was an Italian IT system administrator and designer.
He studied computer science in his hometown university, Salerno; he was living in Rome; he was married to Cinzia and was father to Lorenzo, 30, and Elisa, 20.

He was passionate about all kinds of innovation in any technology field. He supported humanitarian actions.
Luigi kept working on this website, right til the end, because he believed in the idea of bringing technology access to everyone, no matter how isolated or difficult their locations were. He believed in free solutions, because he saw the importance of working to help others, and not getting much in return.

One of the highest honours that PortableUpdate experienced was being chosen by the globally active humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières. This really made us all indescribably proud.

Luigi got ill in 2015 and died in the summer of 2016 at the age of 57; since then, this website has been left untouched; therefore, at the moment, we do not have the chance to provide you with the assistance and support that he was so keen to give.

We are trying to keep Portable Update functional: Lorenzo is working to give you the best possible version of this website although this is not his main area of expertise, thus we would really appreciate if you would like to give us a visible help by donating, by telling us what works and what does not, by reviewing and by sponsoring PortableUpdate.

Thank you

Elisa, Lorenzo, Cinzia and Luigi

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