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  • Internet influencers top tech ‘Hall of Fame’


    In what could be dubbed technology's "Hall of Fame", Intel has released a list of the world's most influential technologists.

    The Inquirer says that it comes as little surprise that the list is headed by a trio responsible for reshaping the Internet – Tim Berners-Lee of Worldwide Web fame and Google's Sergey Brin and Larry Page. But what is surprising is that Microsoft supremo Bill Gates only features at number 31.
    It quotes Intel vice-president Sean Maloney as saying: "It is fitting that the people who have influenced the Internet turn up in the top three of the list."
    The full list is as follows:
    1. Tim Berners-Lee
    2. Sergey Brin
    3. Larry Page
    4. Guglielmo Marconi
    5. Jack Kilby
    6. Gordon Moore
    7. Alan Turing
    8. Robert Noyce
    9. William Shockley
    10. Don Estridge
    11. Doug Engelbert
    12. Robert Metcalfe
    13. Vint Cerf
    14. Steve Jobs
    15. Andrew Grove
    16. Seymour Cray
    17. Pierre Omidyar
    18. Shawn Fanning
    19. Dennis Ritchie
    20. Ted Hoff
    21. Linus Torvalds
    22. Shuji Nakamura
    23. Dave Packard
    24. Jean Hoerni
    25. William Hewlett
    26. John Logie Baird
    27. George Boole
    28. Martin Cooper
    29. John Pinkerton
    30. Grace Hopper
    31. Bill Gates
    32. Herman Hollerith
    33. Thomas Watson
    34. Jeff Bezos
    35. Meg Whitman
    36. Ada Lovelace
    37. Nolan Bushnell
    38. Claude Shannon
    39. Charles Babbage
    40. John Chambers
    41. Philo Farnsworth
    42. Steve Wozniak
    43. Larry Ellison
    44. Michael Dell
    45. Maurice Wilkes