Intel lists 45 most influential technologists (#14 Steve Jobs)

“Intel recently took the time to assemble a panel of experts including academics, journalists and independent third parties to vote on technology’s 45 most influential people at a judging session held in London last week,” reports.

“The winner? Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the 52 year old English-born developer, who invented the World Wide Web in March 1989. Acknowledged by Intel, Sir Berners-Lee has been labelled as ‘the most influential person in technology over the past 150 years for his impact on society and ground-breaking technology,'” reports.

MacDailyNews Note: During a lecture at the Royal Society in London in 2003, Berners-Lee revealed that he invented the World Wide Web using one of Steve Jobs’ NeXT computers (running the forerunner of Mac OS X). By the way, Berners-Lee presented that 2003 lecture using Apple’s Mac OS X and Safari Web browser on an Apple PowerBook. continues, “The two founders of Intel, Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce both featured in the top ten and perhaps surprising to some, Apple’s Steve Jobs and Microsoft’s Bill Gates failed to do so, they both make the list at 14th and 31st, respectively.”

MacDailyNews Note: Steve Wozniak is #42.

The complete list of Intel’s 45 most influential technologists from the past 150 years is here.


  1. Number One: Tim Berners Lee !!! Yes I’ve got to agree… Bravo, vous avez raison. Vraiment tres cool.

    Steve Jobs and Bill Gates not making top ten. Okay, I can leave with that since they didn’t invent anything.

    Wozniak Nomber 42???!!! No I can’t take, it. The guy really innovated.

    Larry Page and Sergei Brin making top 3???!!! No way… Seauch Engine, Indexation etc. existed before Google… No way, c’est de la merde ce classement !!!!

  2. I meant “Search Engine”

    Guys, Wozinak can’t come behind Meg Whitman, after Omidyar and Chambers.

    It’s also frustrating that Dell makes it to Number 44.

    De la merde tout ca !!!!!!!!!

  3. @ Shen,

    Yeah man, what did Whitman do… I think they wanted to put a woman there !!! If they really wanted do so, then they should have strech the scope of this to include Radioactivity among other things !!! Then Marie Curie would have made the top 5 list !!!

  4. This panel has a pretty short memory or a very narrowly defined view of a “technologist”. Or maybe it’s just computer geeks stroking each other. I’d say harnessing the power of nuclear fission back in the 30’s & 40’s was a pretty neat trick of technology. How about a nod to J. Robert Oppenheimer who headed up the Manhattan Project?

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