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Old Nov 9, 2011, 06:53 PM   #1
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Steve Jobs Nominated for Time Magazine "Person of the Year"







NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams has nominated Apple cofounder Steve Jobs for Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" award. Williams said in his speech nominating Jobs:
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One guy, who changed our world, and I said to Seth Meyers as we walked across Sixth Avenue, "Just look with me on this one block walk at how he changed the world around us. Look at how he changed the world." Not only did he change the world, but he gave us that spirit again that something was possible that you could look at a piece of plastic or glass and move your finger-- that's outlandish. You could make things bigger or smaller like that. "Oh the places you'll go" and oh the way you will change forever the music and television industries. So may he rest in peace, Steve Jobs, and the spirit he represents, are my nominee for Person of the Year.
If selected, Jobs would be the first person to receive the award posthumously. Steve Jobs was a mentor to Mark Zuckerberg, 2010's Person of the Year.

Time's Person of the Year is awarded to "a person, couple, group, idea, place, or machine that "for better or for worse, ...has done the most to influence the events of the year.'"

Past technology-related awards have gone to American Scientists in 1960, the Apollo 8 Astronauts in 1968, "You" in 2006, representing the individual content creator on the Internet, and "The Computer" in 1982.

The award will be presented in December.

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Old Nov 9, 2011, 06:56 PM   #2
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Congratulations if you do get it. Steve certainly deserved it. His family and friends will be proud.
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Old Nov 9, 2011, 06:57 PM   #3
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Just cause he died? I was listening to Howard Stern, he literarly thinks that Steve Jobs personally invented the mp3 player and the touch screen. The touch screen in my Nintendo DS and pocket PC both in 2004 were invented by Steve Jobs. That's the reality for so many.
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Old Nov 9, 2011, 06:57 PM   #4
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Nominate?

Just award him goddamnit.
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Wasn't this what Steve wanted way back then, but never got? Too bad he wasn't here to see this.
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Just cause he died?
Well his company became the most valuable company this year, so it's fitting.
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Old Nov 9, 2011, 06:58 PM   #7
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This is a done deal. He will win.
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Seems silly to me.
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Old Nov 9, 2011, 07:01 PM   #9
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I think he should be inducted into the hall of ingeniosity too. Forget the Androidiots
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Well his company became the most valuable company this year, so it's fitting.
That's a valid point, still, I don't know if he would have been nominated if he hadn't died.
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They missed their chance many times. To hell with them.
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I am also pretty sure that the October 27 issue of Rolling Stone is the first time Steve ever appeared on the cover. I think he would have liked that as well. Appearing on the same cover of the same publication that the Beatles and Bob Dylan appeared on several times. Too bad he did not live to see it.

I hope he gets the Person of the Year award. I believe that he would have been nominated even if he hadn't died, since he resigned from Apple and it was the end of an era.
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No other option really. And I don't mean that in a negative way. He had that much impact.
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I think he should be inducted into the hall of ingeniosity too. Forget the Androidiots
Ö"Ingeniosity"?
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At first I disagreed because it would seem like a "pity prize" because he died prematurely. There were other years where he surely would have deserved it.

But with some more thought: his personality, his products, and the amplification of his personality and his impact in the public consciousness because of his death, made me reconsider. Also consider the popularity and iconicity of his products and his image, especially around the world--all points towards this honour (that is if Time Magazine still has such cultural capital). I am sure his face has become one of the most recognizable in the world.

This award often does not go to the person who has (practically) contributed most to humanity, but who has loomed large in the public imagination--which in many ways does make a huge impact.

Who might the other candidates be?
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Who is Steve Jobs??
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Zuckerberg was person of the year last year ... Steve should of had this honour years ago
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I still canít believe Zuckerberg won the award last year. Just like Obama winning the Nobel peace price, the prestige of both these awards has been tainted as a result.
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Will *LTD* be available to accept the award on his behalf?
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Odd choice, given the criteria as "a person, couple, group, idea, place, or machine that "for better or for worse, ...has done the most to influence the events of the year. This was probably his least influential year at Apple, a year where the company hasn't done much besides iterate on it's existing products.
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Just cause he died? I was listening to Howard Stern, he literarly thinks that Steve Jobs personally invented the mp3 player and the touch screen. The touch screen in my Nintendo DS and pocket PC both in 2004 were invented by Steve Jobs. That's the reality for so many.
Howard Stern as a source of accurate information!!?? That's an oxymoron.

Now, if you want accurate information - Fox News.



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I think he should be inducted into the hall of ingeniosity too. Forget the Androidiots
"...ingeniosity...". !!??

As far as Person of the Year - Jobs is no worse than many who have been named in the past.
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Ugh... macrumors just had to remind us of Time's POTY 2006, "You".

I admit, I never read that issue, but it just annoyed the piss out of me everytime I saw it on the newstand. I'm all for people-power and user-created content, but give me a break. How lazy and cheesy was that choice?!

Most Time readers, especially back in 2006, hadn't contributed a damn bit of content to the internet, and to the extent a small portion had, it wasn't anything of significant value. "You". Please.

Sorrry... </rant>
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