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  • Steve Jobs Passes Einstein, Edison, and Gates Among Top Engineering Heroes


    Apple CEO Steve Jobs has leapfrogged ahead of some legendary names on a new list honoring the great all-time heroes in engineering. A recent survey of 900 British engineering undergraduates by General Electric aimed to find the greatest engineering heroes who ever lived.

    Surpassing the likes of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and even Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs placed third overall on the list - ahead of Bill Gates but behind Isambard Kingdom Brunel and James Dyson, of Dyson vaccum fame - who pioneered the first Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner. Fittingly, Dyson really "cleaned up" when it came to this list, "sucking" the top spot away from the other prominent names on the list

    Also turning up among the top ten were Nikola Tesla, Frank Whittle, Charles Rolls and Henry Royce. Of the esteemed assembly of legendary names, Mark Elborne, President and CEO of GE UK, said: "Our research shows that iconic figures - both historic and modern - continue to inspire a new generation of engineers. We continue to see the impact of these icons all around us today; and our research shows that we have a proud tradition of pioneers and innovators in this country, which should be celebrated."

    "With the very significant environmental, energy and healthcare challenges we face today and will face in the future, it is critical that we continue to inspire young people into engineering and science, nurturing future generations of Brunels, Newtons and Edisons," Elborne concluded.

    Source: PC World
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Steve Jobs Passes Einstein, Edison, and Gates Among Top Engineering Heroes started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 62 Comments
    1. kakasaka's Avatar
      kakasaka -
      Quote Originally Posted by EskimoRuler View Post
      yea Jobs may very well be a genius but i do not think he should be ranked above newton and Einstein for sure
      Agreed, its kind of far far fetched IMO.. I don't think personally hes on the same level as them... Not by a long shot
    1. Dark Raider's Avatar
      Dark Raider -
      Quote Originally Posted by chstriker11 View Post
      I'm sorry.. ahead of Nikola Tesla? The most influential electrical engineer in history? The one who pretty much started the second industrial revolution? I'm a fanboy.. but wow...
      Amen to that. Tesla single handedly gave us the 20th Century the way we know it, without his genius we'd still be using the abacus, Dyson isn't fit to lace Mr Tesla's shoes, a bagless vacuum cleaner gets you to the top of a list, ffs