Linked by MOS6510 on Sun 6th Oct 2013 10:59 UTC

This wasn't Grignon's typical route to work. He was a senior engineer at Apple in Cupertino, the town just west of Campbell. His morning drive typically covered seven miles and took exactly 15 minutes. But today was different. He was going to watch his boss, Steve Jobs, make history at the Macworld trade show in San Francisco. Apple fans had for years begged Jobs to put a cellphone inside their iPods so they could stop carrying two devices in their pockets. Jobs was about to fulfill that wish. Grignon and some colleagues would spend the night at a nearby hotel, and around 10 a.m. the following day they - along with the rest of the world - would watch Jobs unveil the first iPhone.

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The end of the century is almost 90 years away. Personally, I doubt that either Gates or Jobs will be remembered that much at all by that time.

Gates will probably be remembered as the greatest philanthropist in history. If he succeeds in eliminating malaria he will have saved the lives of over 100 million people by 2100.

That being said, we still remember the name Henry Ford, even if everyone probably believes that we'd still have cars, more or less the same even without him.

Fords genius was making extremely cheap, very reliable mass-produced cars available for the first time. His cars weren't particularly advanced but his manufacturing methods were totally revolutionary.

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