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Went through it, and though man that was out of date, so it would be fun to get a updated list, so who would you say are the Web's 10 Most Influential/powerful People today?
People can say whatever they want, but one thing is for sure, When MR. Gates speak, people listen and takes notes, and i bet that there is no time when so many new companies are started, or change direction as when Bill says something new will be the next big "thing" on the internet, even though he doesn't seem to make many statements regarding the internet, once he does, it has effects.
To be honest, i think the most powerful thing she decides over is PayPal, not saying Ebay is worthless, but PayPal has so much to do with "other things" than Ebay.
CEO and Chairman of Aol Time Warner, mostly there because the position he has.
If he does something bad/good, it affects so many "internet" people.
Take a look at the Alexa Top 10, and you see Yahoo twice.
Yahoo is a "everyday" for most internet users.
THE WIRELESS WONDER ~Time Digital top 50I think that says a lot.
(World Wide Web Consortium)
Said to be the creator of the "Internet" also Director at W3c, who in a sense creates tomorrows internet.
Keeping in that vein of things I would say all of the groups/people behind LAMP (linux, apache, mysql, perl/php/python) are the most influential people on the web right now.
Bill Gates - Still has control whether we like it or not
Tim Berners-Lee - Without knowledge of web standards the internet wouldn't be where it is
Meg Whitman (for PayPal not Ebay) - Soooo much influence over all forms of online transactions
Larry Page or Sergey Brin
Sergey Brin or Larry Page
Whoever kicked off linux
Jakob Nielsen (sadly)
Dick Parsons (Although deminising)
<added>What about BT? Without them we wouldn't have hyperlinks ;) ... ROFLMAO</added>
When MR. Gates speak, people listen and takes notes, and i bet that there is no time when so many new companies are started, or change direction as when Bill says something new will be the next big "thing"
Can anyone give me some specific quotes.
I can not remember when he said something about the net, that ever become a next "big thing".
He hasnt noticed internet untill it was well developed.
The whole microsoft idea of hardware and software rich desktop is somehow contrary to the idea of networking.
My favourite Big Thing by B.Gates:
In 1999 he said that internet will be so poplular that every hotel and airport will have "docking stations" so we could plugin our computer and check our mail. (business at speed of thought). "docking station" - what is that?