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Poll: Who’s the most important (of this bunch) contributor to technological progress?
  • 1.2% - George C. Devol Jr. 15
  • 2.1% - Nick Holonyak 27
  • 2.8% - James Russell 36
  • 5.7% - Douglas Engelbart 73
  • 88.1% - I don’t know who any of these people are? 1123
1274 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

swantner


quality posts: 2 Private Messages swantner

Apparently most people also don't know how to use the Internet.

nakedwooter


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swantner wrote:Apparently most people also don't know how to use the Internet.



Knowing someone and using Google to figure out if you know someone ... 2 different things.

Way to stay true

rascul22


quality posts: 8 Private Messages rascul22

Well, I learned a lot of history this morning.

olperfesser


quality posts: 2 Private Messages olperfesser

I guess this geek site doesn't know geeks. Asked to choose between the inventors of robots, LEDs, CDs and mice, they could give an answer, but to name them, obviously not. [OK, I only knew 3 of them]

thejenandonly


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Don't know about any of those guys, but I know of a man named Englebert Humperdinck who wrote an opera version of Hansel & Gretel

yourtor


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Come on people it's obviously robots, not to far into the future they will be doing the technological contributing for us.

johnnymercer


quality posts: 0 Private Messages johnnymercer

Why was Al Gore not on this list? Creating the internet is clearly the single greatest contribution to technology innovation EVER!

xarous


quality posts: 11 Private Messages xarous

I GNU these.

ckeilah


quality posts: 149 Private Messages ckeilah

Kernigan & Ritchie.
Donald Knuth.

Please do not increment my Quality Posts count. 69 is a good place to be. ;-)
MOD: We had to...we just HAD TO...

emccoyii


quality posts: 6 Private Messages emccoyii

Forget Gore. Why wasn't Nikola Tesla in the poll?

;-)

klstrader


quality posts: 2 Private Messages klstrader

On a positive note, at least we can all depend on the general honesty of our fellow wooters...