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: fire them
by puenktchen on Fri 27th Apr 2012 08:59 UTC in reply to "fire them"
puenktchen
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2007-07-27

It was a vote of the general public on their website. The general public doesn't know Turing or Berner-Lee. Neither do they know what the WWW is supposed to be. Alas, you can't fire the general public.

Edited 2012-04-27 09:00 UTC

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RE[2]: fire them
by Laurence on Fri 27th Apr 2012 13:28 in reply to "RE: fire them"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

It was a vote of the general public on their website. The general public doesn't know Turing or Berner-Lee. Neither do they know what the WWW is supposed to be. Alas, you can't fire the general public.

Sometimes I wish you could....

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