Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Apr 2012 02:56 UTC
In the News "Sir Jonathan Ive has been crowned British Visionary Innovator in a competition, run by the Intellectual Property Office. Ive won by a large margin with almost fifty per cent of the vote (46.6%). In second place was Sir Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the world wide web) with 18.8 per cent of the vote. James Goodfellow OBE (the inventor of PIN technology and the cash machine) was in third place with 15.2 per cent of the vote." Alan Turing was also nominated. If you ever needed an illustration of everything that's wrong with the technology industry today, it's this. Guy who designs the exterior of mass-market gadgets wins over guys who actually really contributed to technology. Telling.
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Logical flaw
by kwan_e on Fri 27th Apr 2012 04:35 UTC
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The flaw with these things is that they get voted on.

What we really need is to develop a graph of technology with the nodes being specific discoveries and inventions and the edges being a "lead to" relationship between nodes.

The person with the most nodes and weighted by the number of outgoing edges from those nodes is the winner of life.

The person whose nodes have a balanced ratio of outgoing edges with incoming edges (with an above average number of outgoing edges) is the winner of innovation.

The person who uses patents to eliminate competition disqualifies themselves.

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