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. 150 Years. There’s a list of at least 50 people who made more important inventions. Most people on this list are only building on top of those breakthroughs and pioneering efforts.

    Where’s Ford, Edison, Benz,Tesla, Woodward, Edison, etc. ?

    And: Whitman? I thought we were talking about technologists?

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

    Agreed. Developing both a personal computer and floppy disk controller “that couldn’t be done” earn him a much higher rank.

  3. The Google brothers are two of the top three technologists of the past 150 YEARS? That’s ridiculous!

    They’re at the top because Google is a current tech darling. Let’s see where they rank 10 years from now.

    It’s the same thought process that got Teddy Roosevelt on Mount Rushmore. He wasn’t a BAD present, but to be given a permanent place among the greats…??

  4. This list is sooo Stooopid. Philo Farnsworth ranks neer the bottom.WTF!?The man invented the TV. Perhaps the most important invention since the printing press. Think about using your mac without a monitor. Opps where did that GUI go. And where’s Tesla, the man who invented wireless transmission via radiowaves. He also spent many years trying to transmit power Wirelessly. A century and a half later we are still trying. It’s almost certain that if he had lived a little longer he would have acomplished it.He was perhaps the greatest TECHNOLOGIST ever.

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