One question seems to continue to buzz around the heads of the entertainment industry over the last 12 months: 'who is the next Steve Jobs?'. To help answer the great question, Simon Cowell of American Idol-fame and Black Eyed Peas singer Will.I.Am are reportedly teaming up to find technology's next great visionary via a new reality TV show.
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BBC is reporting that Cowell and Will.I.Am are working on "The X Factor For Tech", having recently met to discuss the idea face to face. It's something that would only be run in the UK and I imagine they'd get enthusiastic start-up folks through to pitch for their lives and make the cut.
I was just about to say something along the lines of 'OMFG FAIL what a stoopid idea lololol!!1', but then I stopped and thought again.
Despite the fact that reality TV is awful, "the next Steve Jobs" is likely to want to play things up for the cameras. He was a great showman, after all, so why shouldn't the one who follows in his footsteps be equally as keen to play it up for the cameras? [BBC]