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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What about Sir Clive Sinclair?
by bloodline on Fri 27th Apr 2012 09:57 UTC
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I think Clive Sinclair once said (about 1995 IIRC), that genius was not about thinking up something new... But finding a new way of combining existing technologies, in a way that is more beneficial to the user.

I guess what he was trying to say, is that done right, the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts.

Edited 2012-04-27 09:58 UTC

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