Time Magazine: Man of the Millennium

Joe Cosby joecosby at mixqam.seatac.net
Sun Sep 27 05:33:26 EST 1998


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On Sun, 27 Sep 1998 06:28:55 GMT, Beast of Bourbon wrote about Re: Time Magazine: Man of the Millennium:
> My list of nominees, marked by glaring omissions and ridiculous inclusions <g>:
>

[snip]

> 
> Bronze: Jefferson
> Silver: Newton
> Gold: da Vinci
> 
> This wasn't easy...
> 

Maybe my history is weak, I don't really know all that
much about the life of da Vinci.

But did he really have any -effect- on the world around
him?

He has always seemed to be a fascinating genius, and to
embody the knowledge of his time, but did anything he
did ever lead to other things in turn?

He strikes me as a synthecist;  making fascinating
-applications- of knowledge as it existed in his time,
but he doesn't seem to have really advanced anything
-novel-, at least not in any influential way.

Kind of an ideal hero for Bill Gates, now that I
think about it...
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