Steve Jobs the late maestro and co-founder of Cupertino giant Apple has succeeded to grab a nomination for 2011 Person of the Year by Time Magazine. This nomination was purposed by the NBC’s Brian Williams and was supported by Grover Norquist and Mario Batali.
Brian Williams, on the nomination of Steve Jobs:
“One guy, who changed our world, and I said to Seth Meyers as we walked across 6th Ave, ‘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.”
This took us to the flashbacks of 1982 when Steve Jobs thought he will clinch this title but was disheartened to face a humiliating defeat by ‘The Computer’ and later by a disclosure of Time editors who have never considered him for Man of the Year.
His biography states that:
Time decided they were going to make me Man of the Year, and I was twenty-seven, so I actually cared about stuff like that. I thought it was pretty cool. They sent out Mike Moritz to write a story. We’re the same age, and I had been very successful, and I could tell he was jealous and there was an edge to him. He wrote this terrible hatchet job. So the editors in New York get this story and say, “We can’t make this guy Man of the Year.” That really hurt. But it was a good lesson. It taught me to never get too excited about things like that, since the media is a circus anyway. They FedExed me the magazine, and I remember opening the package, thoroughly expecting to see my mug on the cover, and it was this computer sculpture thing. I thought, “Huh?” And then I read the article and it was so awful that I actually cried.
But let’s come back, its 2011 now and ofcourse the final verdict is left for the Time editors. If Jobs wins this award, he will be the first dead man or woman to win the honor. Other nominees contending for the credit are Angry People, The Populists, Mohamed Bouazizi, Michael Pollen, The Bankers, Social Justice, Esraa Abdel Fatah, Elizabeth Warren. Jobs is without a doubt my champ for this title, who is yours?
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