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[3]: Missing the point
by kwan_e on Fri 27th Apr 2012 14:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Missing the point"
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In 200 years' time, nobody will give two shits about iPods and iPhones.

Like we have forgotten about the the Fender Stratocaster, the Helvetica type face, the Swiss Army Knife, Levi 501 Denim Jeans, Telephone Type 300 or the Mercedes-Benz 300SL perhaps?? [/q]

Forgetting and "not giving two shits" are different things.

The Fender Stratocaster hasn't been around for 200 years. Neither has the Merc 300SL. Neither has Helvetica. The Swiss Army Knife actually has a use, rather than just looking good.

What's more telling is that you obviously think the Helvetica type face is on equal importance with the invention of the WWW, or the mathematical bases of computing.

What next? Are you going to try to argue that Lady Gaga songs are of equal importance to the discovery of penicillin?

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