Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs named Wired’s 2004 Renegade of the Year

Wired magazine revealed the winners of its fifth annual Rave Awards, honoring 20 mavericks, dreamers and innovators inventing the future, at a gala event in San Francisco on March 15. “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson was lauded for achievements in film and multi-talented artist David Byrnes for his creations with PowerPoint.

Steve Jobs was named Wired’s 2004 Renegade of the Year for setting the agenda in digital entertainment with Apple’s iTunes Music Store and with Pixar’s animated hit “Finding Nemo.”

The complete list of nominees can be found at http://www.raveawards.com

“This year’s Rave Award winners are known for their bold, provocative ideas and accomplishments,” says Wired Editor in Chief Chris Anderson in the press release. “They are among the visionaries who are transforming our culture, and we are eager to see what they do next.”

Anderson and Wired Publisher Drew Schutte unveiled the winners at the Rave Awards celebration at The Fillmore, San Francisco’s legendary entertainment venue. A full editorial feature on the winners appears in the magazine’s April issue, on newsstands March 23. Jackson, Byrne and Jobs each is featured on a leaf of the issue’s unique three-page cover.

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