[Gllug] [Slightly OT] - Who are your "IT greats" of the past 40 years?

Ryan Cartwright ryan at crimperman.org
Tue Jul 18 16:09:15 UTC 2006

Alain Williams wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 18, 2006 at 04:24:00PM +0100, Ryan Cartwright wrote:
>> As is often the case it's who they have not nominated that may be the
>> biggest talking point. The usual suspects (Gates, Jobs etc.) are in
>> there along with Stallman and Torvalds (to no doubt keep us lot from
>> complaining) as well as some, IMHO, odd choices (e.g. Martha Lane Fox),
>> others like Kernighan and Ritchie (who just make it into the 40 year
> I would like to know how many bottles of wine it took to come up with this list,
> strange to say the least!

I did wonder why, specifically they put Steve Shirley on there and then
I noticed how many ads Xansa place in the CW jobs section - surely a
coincidence :o).

>> Always good for using up some wait-while-it-compiles time, the survey
>> can be found at http://www.computerweekly.com/ITGreats
> If you want some fun: submit it to /.

[engage apathy mode]
I did consider that but I've gone off /. lately and can't even see the
fun in /.ing the CW site.
[disengage apathy mode]
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