The World's Best Living Programmers
Melvin (Mel) Kaye is an obvious example of a legendary programmer. However, this is a list of living programmers, and Mel passed away in 2008.
Microsoft Seeks Patent For "Search By Sketch"
I remember IBM DB2 ads from the 90s about, well, sketch-based DB searches. IBM called it "Query by Image Content", or QBIC. It was easy to find one using Google Books -- in this case, CIO Magazine, Sept. 1, 1995: http://books.google.com/books?id=AAcAAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA25&ots=GGDbllo74W&dq=ibm%20db2%20ad%20bottle%20%22perfect%22&pg=PA24#v=onepage&q&f=false
NoScript Adds Subscriptions To Adblock Plus
Here's the thing: NoScript does have a way to make money -- it nags you for a contribution (every time it is updated, and it is updated pretty darn often).
Back when I was using FireFox, I did pay for NoScript. I a bit sorry for doing that, now.
Mac OS X Versus Windows Vista
"Objective-C inherits its object model from Smalltalk" -- this actually explains everything. Much thanks for the detailed answer!