July 27th, 2005, 04:48 PM
Who gave the Most to IT community?
what party/who do you think gave the most to the computer/internet/IT technologies
you can state in hardware and/or in software or just in general
IBM,Microsoft,Open Source People(if u can specify would be great) and oh please don't turn it into another fight between M$ ppl and Open source ppl,SunMicrosystem,oracle,intel,IEEE,Google inc,www.some-community-site.com,X-labs,the US government ...
donno there are lot of names, I just tried to remember the companies that were in the old days, but seems like can't get the names out of my head
and why did u choose that company or party between everybody from the all time
well u don't have only to pick up one(damn hard :P )... u can state some and tell what invention or the important stuff they did to make the topic more informative
July 27th, 2005, 05:01 PM
That's just plum easy...Al Gore
July 27th, 2005, 05:31 PM
I forgot the follow up portion as to why I chose him.
Well without Mr. Babbage and his Analytical machine we wouldn't have modern computers. I'm not sure how someone can have more of an impact on an industry than that
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July 27th, 2005, 05:34 PM
Everyone did something, do you demand a history class? I wounder why!
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July 27th, 2005, 05:43 PM
Linus Torvalds, I would say, contributed more than any other single person. By the way, I base this on nothing factual
July 27th, 2005, 05:46 PM
well it is not a history class at all :P as they don't have to be from the ice age companies
just wanted to know ur opinions as this was something i was thinking about.
July 27th, 2005, 06:22 PM
July 27th, 2005, 06:49 PM
- IBM, bring computing the companies (360 Series)
- IBM & MS, bring computing to all users (PC platform)
- Linus Torvalds, bringing a good "port" of unix do x86 platform
- Xerox, bringing local network idea and a good implementation (but not used)
- Novell, bringing the cheap networks servers
and so on...
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July 27th, 2005, 07:17 PM
Dennis Ritchie (while) at bell labs for his contribution of the C programming language
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July 27th, 2005, 08:02 PM
The defense department...without DARPA none of this would be here.
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