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 Tue 1st May 2012 08:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Missing the point"
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Design IS the product. Design is how it works, not how it looks.

I can't believe that people can even argue that a person's contribution to what amounts to nothing more than wasteful discard-once-broken consumerism deserves an innovation award MORE than the person who made computing achievable; MORE than the person who gave the power of crossing cultural and physical barriers to communication to the common person.

Really, "geeks"? Really?

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