View Full Version : The top 10 greatest geeks of all time

November 18th, 2008, 10:46 AM
Now there was a list of a top 10 greatest geeks of all time as the title suggests so well: http://www.itnews.com.au/News/88617,the-top-10-greatest-geeks-of-all-time.aspx and linus was first which I find very good and i hope most of you agree with me but what came as a surprise is that bill gates wasn't on the list, not even an honorable mention which made me laugh quite a lot anywho i would like to know what you think about this list should gates be on it should someone else be on the list do you disagree with one of the rankings? Just post whatever you think.

November 18th, 2008, 10:56 AM
I think the number one should go to whoever invented that command in your sig.

November 18th, 2008, 11:03 AM
typo :lolflag: i meant sudo rm -rf / but it doesn't work it goes can not remove root directory

November 18th, 2008, 11:28 AM
Some names in that list certainly weren't expected. ;) Another honorable mention would be John Carmack.

November 18th, 2008, 11:57 AM
While Alan Turing definitely had a great mind, it wasn't responsible for creating Colossus.

That was Tommy Flowers.

November 18th, 2008, 12:33 PM
if you're talking 'greatest geeks of all time,' this guy should get a mention:

Leonardo greatly advanced the state of knowledge in the fields of anatomy, civil engineering, optics, and hydrodynamics, and even outlined a rudimentary theory of plate tectonics. His inventions included several complex systems which were centuries beyond the technological capabilities of the Renaissance.[nb 3] Examples include the helicopter, the tank, concentrated solar power, the calculator and the double hull. Some of his simpler inventions, such as an automated bobbin winder and a machine for testing the tensile strength of wire, entered the world of manufacturing unheralded.[/URL]
[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo_da_Vinci (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo_da_Vinci#cite_note-4)

November 18th, 2008, 10:39 PM
if you're talking 'greatest geeks of all time,' this guy should get a mention:


yes but i think that they mean greatest geeks in the modern world