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

VILLAINS: Steve Jobs

Apple's cryptic CEO made our hero list for being a true innovator, but he's arguably also a villain. He is secretive to a fault in an era of Twittering transparency. Allegedly, even Apple employees don't know what products are in development. Jobs also has a reputation as an elitist slave driver. In addition, he and his cronies continue to keep prices out of reach for many — and there's nothing heroic about that.

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