in what way ?
what's your point there ? are you even paying attention to the discussion ?
again, what has Carmack/id brought to the gamer in the last 20 years after doom that was in any way revolutionary ?
I think you are just trying to start a war of words because you feel carmack has not done much or you just dont enjoy ID games, i suggest you look at his bio. Your response would be more believeable if you said ~10 years but, 20 years lets see: Doom, Quake, RTCW, Hexen, Rage, not to mention the game engines hes responsible for and the games that use his engines/ideas. I think you are really underestimating how much he has done for the gaming community, did you know he releases his source code for most projects to try and get the open source community to use those ideas and technologies? Id say hes done quite a lot for the gaming community.
1996 - Named among the most influential people in computer gaming of the year and of all time #1 and #2 in GameSpots lists
1997 - Named among the most influential people of all time #7 in Computer Gaming World list, for game design
1999 - Named among the 50 most influential people in technology #10 in Time's list.
2001-03 - Award for community contribution for the Quake 3 engine Used in 12 games. Bestowed at 2001 Game Developer's Conference Award Ceremony.
2001-03-22 - Inducted into Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame The fourth person to be inducted, an honor bestowed upon those who have made revolutionary and innovative achievements in the video and computer game industry.
I think its safe to say over 20 years he has done some revolutionary things.