Fighting the Dark Side: Tech's Heroes and Villains

Tech's heroes balance profit with innovation and social responsibility. Its villains are money-mad egomaniacs. Think you know who's who?

By , CIO |  Business, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison

HEROES: Steve Jobs

Apple's CEO and resident mystic visionary personifies tech innovation. His ideas and products changed the music industry with iTunes and the iPod media player, and he brought more multimedia (and apps!) to smartphones with the now wildly popular iPhone. Is Mr. Jobs good at getting you to spend money? Yes. But has the iPod made your life just a little better? I bet it has. Is he a hero? We're going with yes.

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