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[5]: Missing the point
by kwan_e on Fri 27th Apr 2012 17:19 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Missing the point"
kwan_e
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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.


I'm not sure that is obvious. He was giving an example of products that haven't been forgotten yet, not making direct comparisons.
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Given the context, he's obviously making the statement that they are equally important enough to both be remembered in 200 years time. I accept that my comment reads as though I said Tony Swash thinks they are equal in technological achievement.

I just find it highly amusing that in response to Thom's "200 years time" argument, he brings up as examples things that have barely made it past half a century.

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