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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tylerdurden
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2009-03-17

Or perhaps the world in general. It's the penultimate triumph of form over substance; a boring industrial designer, who in terms of technology has produced basically nil, getting promoted over a genius like Turing whose ideas transformed the world in what now seems almost an infinite number ways.

The shortsightedness of such election, makes this "Visionary" award the more ironic.

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kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

The shortsightedness of such election, makes this "Visionary" award the more ironic.


The good thing is that history doesn't care about stupid meaningless awards.

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