Remains of the Day: Coming attractions
Posted 26 July 2012 - 05:17 PM
What a sad state of affairs we have here.
Posted 26 July 2012 - 06:46 PM
When John C Dvorak isn't trolling, he's actually pretty insightful. If you have never heard him talk about how these "top 10" lists are generated when he's been a guest on TWIT (This Week In Tech podcast with Leo Laporte) then it's worth going through the show notes to find one where he rants about them (because on this topic, he's spot on)
Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:12 PM
Hawley, Smoot, Father Coughlin, Billy Graham, Nixon, Newt, Johnny Carson, Robert E. Lee, Paul Volcker, Eli Whitney, etc.; the list goes on.
Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:58 AM
This post has been edited by Lenjc1957: 27 July 2012 - 01:59 AM
Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:01 PM
You beat me to it. Albert Einstein did emigrate to the United States, but he did his most influential work before he came here. And the point Lenjc1957 made about Sitting Bull being insulted is equally right on. Americans destroyed his people, the Sioux nation. The list was probably compiled based on name recognition rather than actual substantive influence. Most Americans don't know enough of our history to begin to contribute intelligently to such a list. This apparently includes Time magazine's editors. Nor is there any way to measure one individual's influence against another's to begin with. It's really only a list of the most famous Americans, not the most influential.