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 Thom_Holwerda on Fri 27th Apr 2012 16:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Missing the point"
Thom_Holwerda
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You still thinking about design in a shallow way.


I don't (you'll see with the next version of OSNews, designed by me). I just think it's utterly idiotic to consider the design of a music player and phone to be as important as the world wide web or Turing's work.

The only reason you think about Ive like this is because he's from Apple. That's all there's to it. Had Berners-Lee been an Apple employee, you would've defended him. That's just how you operate.

Edited 2012-04-27 16:37 UTC

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