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September 09, 2016, 05:28:09 PM
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I discussed with a friend of mine today about the five most influential pioneers and innovators in computer science history.
Here is my list.

  • Konrad Zuse
  • John von Neumann
  • Alan Turing
  • Steve Jobs
  • Satoshi Nakamoto

What is your list?

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September 09, 2016, 09:55:20 PM
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I discussed with a friend of mine today about the five most influential pioneers and innovators in computer science history.
Here is my list.

  • Konrad Zuse
  • John von Neumann
  • Alan Turing
  • Steve Jobs
  • Satoshi Nakamoto

What is your list?
I'd replace the last one with Nick Szabo and Hal Finney because Satoshi Nakamoto is only an pseudonym for the two. Smiley

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September 10, 2016, 11:37:03 AM
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Guys, this is a serious question  Grin

As long as it is not proven who Satoshi Nakamoto really is, I will let his name in my list. You could see it like a placeholder. I guess there is a consensus that Satoshi Nakamoto is just a pseudonym of someone else or a group.

I discussed with a friend of mine today about the five most influential pioneers and innovators in computer science history.
Here is my list.

  • Konrad Zuse
  • John von Neumann
  • Alan Turing
  • Steve Jobs
  • Satoshi Nakamoto

What is your list?
I'd replace the last one with Nick Szabo and Hal Finney because Satoshi Nakamoto is only an pseudonym for the two. Smiley

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September 10, 2016, 05:48:19 PM
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Steve Jobs is more a salesman and even ripoff artist. Does he even know how to code? You have true pioneers who did so many incredible things, and he's being put up there with them because of his ability to sell you a logo.
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September 10, 2016, 06:19:15 PM
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Steve Jobs is more a salesman

and all those super cool innovations go nowhere unless the rest of the world hears about them and starts using them. i'm totally bored of steve jobs and don't give a shit about him but he did push through a bunch of things that have made the modern world what it is today.

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September 10, 2016, 06:27:02 PM
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Steve Jobs is more a salesman

and all those super cool innovations go nowhere unless the rest of the world hears about them and starts using them. i'm totally bored of steve jobs and don't give a shit about him but he did push through a bunch of things that have made the modern world what it is today.

He really didn't really, like the iPad. For so many years the computer industry had been talking about tablets, with components getting smaller. It was expected. Steve Jobs said that only use for something like that is for when you're on the toilet. A couple of years later the iPad was released with all day long media coverage from ALL network TV stations, the type reserved for when somebody like an Obama dies. And what in the tech websites that I visited the comments were basically, "What a disappointment, it looks just like the HP Slate." Fast forward a year later I decided to look up the HP Slate on YouTube, and now the comments from the casual user were, "HP is copying Apple." And the ignorance is just annoying. I really can't think of anything that would not be here because of Steve Jobs, all he did was take ideas that were there and made his cult followers feel good about buying them." He never invented any technological breakthrough.
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September 10, 2016, 06:36:35 PM
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Satoshi , Bill Gates are sure to be their. Only thing Satoshi himself would have not expected that such a media boom would happen to search him

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September 10, 2016, 07:01:57 PM
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I'm very surprised that nobody added this guy to the list.
In my mind this is single the most greatest MOFO in the history of computing science.
Check his brief history. Interesting person... to say the least.

In the near future he will be called a father of AI... think a bout that for a second on two.
AI in the 18th century... visionary.

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September 17, 2016, 12:33:27 PM
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Interesting! Although, I have got a computer science background, I have never heard about him. However, he is in the list of pioneers in computer science of Wikipedia  Smiley I definitely gonna read some more about him and his work.

I'm very surprised that nobody added this guy to the list.
In my mind this is single the most greatest MOFO in the history of computing science.
Check his brief history. Interesting person... to say the least.

In the near future he will be called a father of AI... think a bout that for a second on two.
AI in the 18th century... visionary.

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September 17, 2016, 02:23:17 PM
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I'm very surprised that nobody added this guy to the list.
In my mind this is single the most greatest MOFO in the history of computing science.
Check his brief history. Interesting person... to say the least.

In the near future he will be called a father of AI... think a bout that for a second on two.
AI in the 18th century... visionary.

You read my mind!!! Cheesy

He was a great man.

Even used to have a chain of computer software stores named after him.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GameStop#Babbage.27s_.281984.E2.80.931994.29

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September 17, 2016, 04:57:51 PM
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I'm very surprised that nobody added this guy to the list.
In my mind this is single the most greatest MOFO in the history of computing science.
Check his brief history. Interesting person... to say the least.

In the near future he will be called a father of AI... think a bout that for a second on two.
AI in the 18th century... visionary.

You read my mind!!! Cheesy

He was a great man.

Even used to have a chain of computer software stores named after him.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GameStop#Babbage.27s_.281984.E2.80.931994.29

thanks


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September 18, 2016, 03:12:29 AM
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Ava Lovelace. She was the first person we learned about in Java class. Back in the day.


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