Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher
Quote: Originally Posted by MWRed
Just goes to show how little people really know,or, maybe, how narrow minded so many people are these days.
They are talking about Innovators, not Inventors
Definition : An innovator
in a general sense, is a person or an organization who is one of the first to introduce into reality something better than before. That often opens up a new area for others and achieves an innovation
Steve Jobs made a better mobile phone, better media player, and better tablet.
I totally agree with you.
What i'm saying is that most young people don't understand that there's more to life than their fancy little electronics. Having a 16yr old, and knowing plenty of young people his age and higher, they think the world would end without their electronics, and have no clue what it was like before them. Innovative? Sure, but of all time? Not even close.
My thought of "innovation" is based on importance, rather than want.
Innovators that improved the way we live are much more important than someone who made a better phone, media player, or laptop. Someone who vastly improved the way we were able to get/grow food, build structures, or made the idea of steam power and even vehicles is much more important and made a bigger difference than someone like Jobs.
I guess my though is ( being old enough to remember ) that, we would live just fine without an iPhone, iPod, and a tablet.