Businessweek names Apple-1 computer the 10th-most disruptive idea in the past 85 years

“The computer company started in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak has been named one of the most disruptive ideas in the last 85 years by influential magazine Businessweek, beating out modern-day essentials such as GPS, credit cards, and the modem,” AppleInsider reports.

MacDailyNews Take: Actually, the entry seems to be about the Apple-1 computer, not Apple the company, as it reads, “1976. The Apple I computer goes on sale for a retail price of $666.66.”

AppleInsider reports, “Google, ranked 6th, was the only technology company to best the Cupertino firm [again, the list seems to be about the search engine, not the company – MDN Ed.], while Wal-Mart took the top slot for a corporation, in 4th.”

AppleInsider reports, “Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said in an accompanying interview that he knew from the beginning that the business would one day become something special.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Idiotic and moronic list in terms of the choices and the ordering. The Internet is not on the list (!) and iPhone is only 78th (for just two examples), but a search engine is #4?


[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


      1. How are those things you call “transformed” not disrupted?

        USPS is still reeling. Our fax machine is now rarely used. Television is still undergoing major adjustments.

        Search, however… I guess it disrupted the phone book. But pretty much everything else it does is very directly tied to the internet. And search was around before Google became a verb.

  1. WYSIWIG should be on the list.

    Instead of Google, they should have put YouTube higher and Google lower, but since Google is the “parent” company they felt compelled to put it up there. Apple is certainly deserves better rank than Google. But you know they are counting Google’s bush bird ideas as in hand accomplishments. However if they consider Google’s evilness much like Al-Qaeda’s, then I suppose a summative rise in ranking would result.

    Barcode should be higher, but then that would give too much credence to CueCat, which deserves absolutely nothing.

    There are many valid items on the list. Just it’s a sucky list order, with missing bits.

    1. Palin deserves to be included on that list and should take a bow.

      No Republican woman before or after her made such a swift impact of conservatism from a babe who can gut a moose and filet a Steelhead!!!

      Well done, Sarah.

      Palin for President!

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