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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RE: Logical flaw
by arpan on Fri 27th Apr 2012 12:20 UTC in reply to "Logical flaw"
arpan
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2006-07-30

The flaw with these things is that they get voted on.


This.

This award doesn't reward the most innovative person. It rewards the celebrities. Alan Turing or Tim Berners-Lee deserve an award a lot more, but since they aren't as well known to the general public, as someone who creates consumer products and appears in ads, they didnt get it.

On the other hand, the fact that they didn't get it, just means that the award is worthless.

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