Steve Jobs, one of the most influential and popular CEO’s in the history of technology is now being honored by being nominated for Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” award. Time’s “Person of the Year” award is very prestigious in terms of who gets it and is based on the accomplishments that person has achieved.
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has nominated Steve Jobs for the great honor of serving as Time’s award. William’s, in his speech spoke about why he gave Steve the nomination and why it was a truly deserved nomination:
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.
Steve Jobs, if selected would be the first person ever in the history of Time to recieve the award posthumously. Steve Jobs was a mentor to many in the tech industry, including last year’s Time Person of the Year, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and Founder of Facebook. Time’s “Person of the Year” award is given 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.”
Other recipients of the award include the Apollo 8 astronauts in 1968 and a number of American scientists.