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Should Steve Jobs be placed on the list of great inventors?

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Poll: Should Steve Jobs be placed on the list of great inventors? (107 member(s) have cast votes)

Should Steve Jobs be placed on the list of great inventors?

  1. Yes (33 votes [30.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.84%

  2. No (53 votes [49.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 49.53%

  3. Not Sure (21 votes [19.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.63%

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#126 OFFLINE   Nick


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:45 PM

The National Inventors Hall of Fame was established in 1973 to honor the individuals who conceived, patented, and advanced the great technological achievements since the birth of our nation.

That definition of 'inventor' is good enough for me. Now, I'm off to isolate the byzantium atom. :grin:


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#127 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:49 PM

being in a list of "patented" things != nominated in a list of top inventors

We should give the man final rest 'without digging his grave' ... He is gone forever and any nomination will be silly after that.

#128 OFFLINE   Laxguy


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:50 PM

Should Apple lovers limit themselves to two or three posts as well?

Yes, if it's trolling or being a fanboi.
Answering questions or providing information does not count against the total, so this one is also exempt.....

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#129 OFFLINE   Shades228



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Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:20 PM

Well, to those that think Steve Jobs is not an inventor, you will just love this. Scroll down a bit.


Oh well in that case he must be an inventor just like Run DMC is a Rock N Roll hall of fame inductee so they're rock n roll.

However it's good to see people who invented things like a carbon dioxide laser going in with someone who created a graphical sortings system. I'm confused why the other inventors aren't listed though.

In a portable multimedia device, a method, apparatus, and system for providing user supplied configuration data are described. In one embodiment, a hierarchically ordered graphical user interface are provided. A first order, or home, interface provides a highest order of user selectable items each of which, when selected, results in an automatic transition to a lower order user interface associated with the selected item. In one of the described embodiments, the lower order interface includes other user selectable items associated with the previously selected item from the higher order user interface.
Inventors: Jeffrey L. Robbin, Steve Jobs, Timothy Wasko, Greg Christie, Imran Chaudhri

Source: http://www.google.co...tents/US7166791

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:07 AM

Apple haters: Do you think you could limit yourself to two or three posts in this poll??

Why do those who place themselves on the business end of the barbs so often feel compelled to divide things up into camps?

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#131 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 12:44 PM

Well, to those that think Steve Jobs is not an inventor, you will just love this. Scroll down a bit.


As I posted before I believe the iPod interface is an invention. While I think that nearly all of the patents he's named on are not inventions per se, the iPod/iTunes is one of the few that qualifies. Of course that's just my opinion.

One could argue that regardless of how many truly unique inventions, his influence can be seen throughout the tech industry. That coupled with the importance of his inventions does make him unique even among his peers.

I’ll never see Steve Jobs on par Edison or Da vinci and see him more of an innovator but it’s hard to argue with being inducted for the iPod interface.


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