Fighting the Dark Side: Tech's Heroes and Villains

The hero and the villain. It's the age-old formula that pervades today's reality TV showdowns, the shenanigans of professional wrestling and cinematic classics like Star Wars. Tech is no different, with its passionate heroes who balance profit with innovation and social responsibility, and the money-mad, egomaniac villains who simply cannot be trusted. Here's a look at tech's good guys and bad guys.

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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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