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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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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