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.” and this time its Steve Jobs, co founder & ex CEO of Apple who has been nominated for this title by Brian Williams, an Anchor at NBC Nightly News.
During his speech for nominating Steve he said,
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.
Last year it was Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook who was given the title of Time Magazine “Person of the Year” however Steve Jobs will be the first person to receive the award posthumously.
Discussions on nominations for Time Magazine “Person of the Year” are in progress by a committee at Times Magazine and it will be in December when final title will be awarded.