Steve Jobs Destroys Einstein, Tesla and Newton On List Of Engineering Heroes

I think of Steve Jobs as more of an expert businessman, management genius and incubator of innovation and ingenuity than an engineer, but 900 engineering undergraduates in the UK surveyed by General Electric are ready to claim him as one of their own: the Apple CEO has ranked third in a list of Engineering Heroes behind Isambard Kingdom Brunel (creator of the first major British railway) and James Dyson (who makes the world’s best vacuum cleaners bathroom hand dryers).

Jobs beat out Bill Gates, who came in at the number four spot. He also ranked higher than Nikola Tesla, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Charles Rolls, Henry Royce and Thomas Edison.

 

Clearly, this is a pretty loose list of “engineers,” since Albert Einstein dropped out of electrical engineering school, but even so: it’s pretty impressive that the man who gave the world the iMac and iPhone ranks above the man who drafted the theory of relativity or the guy who discovered gravity on any list, let alone one as prestigious as “Engineering Heroes.”

 

via cultofmac

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