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Windows 7: Article: Steve Jobs: Second greatest innovator of all time?

06 Feb 2012   #11
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Here is my list. Without these people, and the technical inventions they developed, we would not be using computers today.

First Thermionic Valve: John Ambrose Fleming
Enhanced Thermionic Valve (Triode):Lee De Forest
Field-Effect Transistor: Julius Edgar Lilienfeld
Junction Transistor: William Shockley
First Integrated Circuit: Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce

Digital Logic: George Boole
Don't forget Dennis Ritchie. Died the same month as Steve Jobs, but with nowhere near any of the coverage Jobs received for his death, despite being one of the most renowned computer scientists in the world.

Without Steve Jobs, we pretty much just wouldn't have any Apple products. Without Ritchie we wouldn't have Windows, Unix (Mac), C, a huge setback in computing, no generic text programming languages, and pretty much be programming computers in binary/assembly still.
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06 Feb 2012   #12
Layback Bear

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Thanks Everlong for the reminder. Very good point.
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07 Feb 2012   #13
Justalearner

Windows 7 - 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for reminding me also about Ritchie.. Your summary was excellent and I have not only bookmarked it, I filed a hard copy of it. Thanks again Everlong.
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07 Feb 2012   #14
Everlong

 

Glad you found it to be of use.
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