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,” HEXUS.net 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,'” HEXUS.net 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.

HEXUS.net 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.

35 Comments

  1. 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?

  2. +1 on the comment that it’s the worst list ever.

    Google founders at 2 and 3?? And no Tesla, Edison, Curie, Oppenheimer, Goddard, Van Braun, Marconi, Benz, Ford.
    But they have room for Meg Whitman, Michael Dell and
    Larry Ellison. Hah! What a joke.

  3. To say that this is a list of the 45 top technologists of the last 150 years is patently silly. It just shows that the panel of judges has a limited world view and an even more limited understanding of history. Stupid, stupid list.

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