Remembered Fifty Years Hence

I making a post out of a comment by John Walker. The question is who now has made such an impact that they will be remembered fifty years hence.

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  1. The company was directed by An Wang, who was described as an “indispensable leader” and played a personal role in setting business and product strategy until his death in 1990. Under his direction, the company went through several distinct transitions between different product lines.[2]

    Wang Laboratories filed for bankruptcy protection in August 1992.[3] After emerging from bankruptcy, the company eventually changed its name to Wang Global. Wang Global was acquired by Getronics of The Netherlands in 1999, becoming Getronics North America, then was sold to KPN in 2007 and CompuCom in 2008, after which it no longer existed as a distinct brand or division.

    (From Wiki )

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  2. MJBubba:
    Saint Obama will be fondly remembered as the first globalist president.

    I doubt that. He will be remember more for something nothing to do with the character of his heart.

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  3. The question of who will be remembered is not much related to the person’s personal qualities, nor the value of their accomplishments, nor the earnestness of their followers.

    What matters is if a publisher puts up a big promotional campaign for a favorable biography, and if Hollywood turns it into a movie.

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  4. MJBubba:
    The question of who will be remembered is not much related to the person’s personal qualities, nor the value of their accomplishments, nor the earnestness of their followers.

    What matters is if a publisher puts up a big promotional campaign for a favorable biography, and if Hollywood turns it into a movie.

    You sound very cynical.

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  5. 10 Cents:

    MJBubba:
    The question of who will be remembered is not much related to the person’s personal qualities, nor the value of their accomplishments, nor the earnestness of their followers.

    What matters is if a publisher puts up a big promotional campaign for a favorable biography, and if Hollywood turns it into a movie.

    You sound very cynical.

    He’s not far wrong, though. One has to break through into the popular consciousness to have real staying power, and even then it can fade (see how Tesla was largely forgotten until his name was revived as a car). Mel Brooks touched on this when Sid Caesar passed away. He told Sid if he stayed with TV, he’d be forgotten, but if he did movies, he’d be remembered as one of the funniest men ever. Brooks has remarked before that Harry Ritz of the Ritz brothers was the funniest comedian ever, and no one today knows who he was.

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  6. One never knows how fast or slow things change. Who would have ever thought we would wear and use things made half a world away?

    Many people who I remember had companies named after them. There names went on signs and product. Can a person become famous enough without this promotion?

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