“The names and faces of technology are struggling to get through to Brits, a survey by Lewis PR has suggested,” Elizabeth Fish reports for The Next Web.
“The casual survey took opinions from 1000 Britons from across the country, and the results were pretty staggering. Of the 1000 surveyed, 20% did not know who Apple CEO Steve Jobs was, with 10% thinking he was a Trade Union worker and 20% even believing he was a footballer,” Fish reports.
“Although more people knew who Bill Gates was, 5% of people believed he was either a comedian, or even one of the Great Train robbers of the 60’s. According to 5%, internet founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee was the first astronaut in space,” Fish reports.
Video of some of the responses:
Direct link via YouTube here.
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: If it’s any consolation, Brits, it’d likely be even worse in many other countries.
MacDailyNews Note: Today is Martin Luther King Day, a U.S. federal holiday. The markets are closed today in the U.S. and many people have the day off. Consequently, we expect news to be light, although we do hope to bring you Apple-related news throughout the day.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]