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: Don't forget that...
by M.Onty on Fri 27th Apr 2012 12:11 UTC in reply to "Don't forget that..."
M.Onty
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Turing was revealed to be gay at almost exactly the worst time to be outed in English history. Previous to the Oscar Wilde case, a hundred years before, the law had largely turned a blind eye. Since then it had become increasingly strident in its prosecutions, and it was still over a decade until decriminalisation. A very sad moment in the country's history. There was, however, an official appology by the Prime Minister three years ago.

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