“Although I blatantly admit that my promise was based more on joy and enthusiasm than my swimming abilities and physical health, I will do my very best to keep it,” he said in a statement.
Tetzchner entered the “freezing Oslo fjord” on Monday and started swimming toward the United States, the company said. Opera’s public relations manager, Eskil Sivertsen, is rowing an inflatable boat alongside Tetzchner “as an act of guilt after making the CEO’s statement public,” according to the Opera Web site.
It remains to be seen whether the CEO will actually complete the ambitious journey.
A map of the executive’s planned route features a stopover in Iceland for “Mum’s hot chocolate.” An update on Tetzchner’s swim is planned for Tuesday.
Is it just me, or is Opera the only company in the world that still has a sense of humour? I mean, they did bring the world their unique BORK! version of Opera 7.x.