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Old Dec 19, 2012, 05:05 AM   #76
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He definitely does not deserve the title, but so do other people on the list.

Successful businessmen should be excluded from the list. The title should go to someone who has actually "changed the world" or performed some notable selfless act.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 06:01 AM   #77
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He definitely does not deserve the title, but so do other people on the list.

Successful businessmen should be excluded from the list. The title should go to someone who has actually "changed the world" or performed some notable selfless act.
Politicians should be excluded too because they usually change the world for the worse, not the better.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 06:16 AM   #78
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Just making it easier to see that Time's person of the year just means nothing. Or just maybe biggest advertiser of the year.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 06:20 AM   #79
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This seems like a hollow argument given the wealth of people around the world that are striving to make it a better place. What about the school girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for being outspoken about women's rights to education. Now that is someone who is really worthy of praise and their are many others like this I'm sure. Giving this award to some rich guy who decides to give away some of his money or a business guy who is really just doing his job is pointless.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 06:27 AM   #80
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I guess they need someone to fill out the field? His is not the only name on the list that makes me scratch my head.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 06:57 AM   #81
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Many wacky people have been nominated in the past. I do not think that Tim Cook will actually come out as the person of the year. I don't think that Tim Cook fits on the list of all other people who have been voted person of the year. To me, Tim Cook winning would be similar to LeBron James winning; stupid and obviously demeaning of the title and the list of previous people who were truly worthy of the title (not all but most).

I don't think a CEO of a public company should be voted unless he has proven to be a part of something much bigger than what his day to day role really entails. I don't "hate" Cook, I don't care much about him one way or the other. He is a stranger to me who runs a company that pushes out products that I like to use. If that gets you on a short list then we need that Dyson dude on there, whoever is responsible for inventing beer/wine/spirits, and so forth.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 07:05 AM   #82
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Barack Obama has just been named TIME's Person of the Year. Sorry Timmy

Source: http://poy.time.com/2012/12/19/perso...-barack-obama/
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 07:06 AM   #83
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I have to completely agree with @aerok here. Cook is doing a good job but it's not something that 'changed' the face of the world. He didn't put a dent in the universe. The standards, folks. The standards are definitely going down.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 08:46 AM   #84
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This is not an award or honor. It is not meant to be given to someone for being a hero. The Time Person of the Year is given to the person (or persons) who most influenced events. Past winners have included Hitler and Stalin.and the Ayatollah Khomeini.

Cook and Apple have been significantly impactful and his consideration is fair, although I don't think he should/will win.
Interesting...... given those names, I would argue that Cook is in the running, having unleashed Apple maps on us.

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I have to completely agree with @aerok here. Cook is doing a good job but it's not something that 'changed' the face of the world. He didn't put a dent in the universe. The standards, folks. The standards are definitely going down.
Please, Apple Maps changed the world as we used to know it.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 09:58 AM   #85
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Barack for the WIN!

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Literally....LOL....Nice fail Apple.

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Please, Apple Maps changed the world as we used to know it.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 09:59 AM   #86
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 10:35 AM   #87
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The real person(s) of the year...

should be the teachers of Sandy Hook elementary school. Those, who got with the kids into closets and were quietly singing Christmas songs while next door the carnage happened (this still gets tears in my eyes all the time). Those who gave them lollipops to keep them quiet. And especially those who died protecting "their" kids. Compared to Cook those are real people of the year.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 11:40 AM   #88
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The Higgs Boson is a candidate for Person of the Year? Last time I checked, the Higgs Boson is a sub-atomic particle. The Mars Rover is on there also.
This is like when Time named Earth "Planet of the Year". What other planets were being considered?
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:54 PM   #89
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The title should go to someone who has actually "changed the world" or performed some notable selfless act.
Why?
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 03:02 PM   #90
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Never before has someone done so little with so much. It should be Higgs Boson.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 03:03 PM   #91
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Barack Obama has just been named TIME's Person of the Year. Sorry Timmy

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lol. Don't know which one is more ridiculous, being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize or Person of the Year.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 03:06 PM   #92
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Never before has someone done so little with so much. It should be Higgs Boson.
The whole award is definitely subjective and opinions will vary from person to person. I accept that you believe differently to me
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 03:08 PM   #93
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lol. Don't know which one is more ridiculous, being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize or Person of the Year.
Every President in the last 80 years has been named the Person of the Year just for existing and winning the election. The exception to that rule is Gerald Ford. He was never Person Of The Year...but he was never actually elected to the Presidency.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 08:53 PM   #94
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So let me get this straight. Steve Jobs was never good enough to make the small list. He only created a hugely successful company at age 21, went on to create two more companies, one he sold for millions, the other he sold for billions, returned to his old company and made it the most valuable company in the world with some of the most popular products ever.

But Mark Zuckerberg gets it for creating Facebook, which luckily became popular because it wasn't the first social site and really not very original. Tim makes the list by inheriting a already established company. Do the people at Time Magazine have any credibility? Steve Jobs has done more in a year than either Tim or Mark ever have and dare I say ever will.

I never considered Steve Jobs a great humanitarian, I know he wasn't a very humble person, and I personally didn't think of him as a person of the year either. I know the that the person of the year is not all about being a saint or being charitable, but if the requirement to be Times "Person of the year" is to be an mass murdering tyrant (Hitler, Stalin) or a hardcore dork (Mark) then the recognition is really not that credible.

Sorry Tim, your a good business man, but you are not Person of the year at this time. And Time Magazine, your overall person of the Year list for the majority of the past years Sucks! Barack Obama? Really? 4 years of no progress, no accomplishments. Oh wait, let me correct myself, he did get elected twice for doing really nothing, I guess thats a little surprising.

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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:39 AM   #95
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It'll be some right wing dictator no doubt.

I'm surprised Dick Cheney hasn't copped it yet.
You were close, but dictator's tend to be more left wing than not, at least the worst of them are
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 12:56 PM   #96
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I wish they didn't nominate any CEOs in the list... It should be reserved to actual heroes of the world that actually thrived to make changes to help humanity without any profit-driven intent.
Are you joking? Adolf Hitler was a TIME Person of the Year. Twice, I think. This isn't a hero's list but who made and influenced news.

And, of course, when there's a US presidential election the winner is the de facto choice as happened again this year.

It's really a waste, a bit like Nobel Peace Prizes for newly elected presidents.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 12:58 PM   #97
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Why?
Because I say so and I'm obviously right.

On a more serious note, that's a kind of person I personally would like to see being given that title.
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