Edison Tops Greatest Innovators List, Jobs and Zuckerberg Make The Cut

Edison Tops Greatest Innovators List, Jobs and Zuckerberg Make The Cut

Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb, motion picture camera, and phonograph, was named the greatest innovator by the 2012 Lemelson-MIT Invention Index. Surprisingly Steve Jobs is number two, presumably for his work on the Apple II, iPod, iPhone, and iPad.

Edison received 52% of the votes in the Lemelson-MIT survey of 1,010 Americans ages 16 to 25, while Jobs garnered 24%. Mark Zuckerberg got 3% because, apparently, Farmville is just as important as the telephone in some circles. Understandably, among the respondents, 40 percent said they couldn’t imagine life without a smartphone or a tablet.

Leonardo da Vinci was a noticeable snub, to say the absolute least. The man only conceived the helicopter in the 1500s.

[via Mashable]

Tags: thomas-edison, mark-zuckerberg, steve-jobs, leonardo-da-vinci
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