10 times magazine covers made tech luminaries look terrible


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Palmer Luckey isn't the first tech luminary to be made a fool on the cover of a national magazine and he won't be the last.

The 22-year old founder of Oculus VR found himself on the cover of an upcoming issue of Time magazine. Disappointingly, but not surprisingly, Time made the decision to treat VR as a joke.

Sadly, this is far from the first time a major news magazine has treated tech leaders as follies rather than respectable figures. We tracked down ten of the best (worst?) examples of national magazines that portrayed tech luminaries in a less than flattering light.

And not to pick on Time magazine — because sure, other magazines do it too — but looking through its archives, the nation's best-selling news weekly consistently likes to treat tech figures as nerds or silly figures, rather than something to take seriously. Read more...

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