Steve Jobs tops Wired poll by wide margin

Wired polled 747 readers for its April 2004 issue and asked with which Wired Rave receipient they’d most like to have dinner.

Unsurprisingly (to us at least), it was a landslide in favor of Apple/Pixar CEO Steve Jobs. Jobs garnered 242 votes, with LOTR’s Peter Jackson in a distant second with 91 votes.

Jeff Bezos and David Byrne tied for third with 80 votes each.

More about the Wired Rave awards and “Renegade of the Year,” Apple’s Steve Jobs here.


  1. “I think I would have gone with Peter Jackson. I like to eat animal products ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />”
    The weak are attracted to strong.
    The strong are attracted to weak.

  2. I’d love to have BOTH to dinner. Actually, all four. OK, so Bezos is a glorified saleman– Amazon is E-commerce DONE RIGHT, just like Jobs is all about computing done right. Byrne? I love his music, but he’s gotta lay off the Powerpoint. Powerpoint could be a gateway drug to other unhealthy practices, like Windows.

  3. all 4 are influential persons, but probably not very social.

    I would want to have dinner with interesting personalities, like Tim Burton or Danny Elfman. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  4. edd1e, how do you know they’re not social?…

    oh! i get it now… you had dinner with them, didn’t you? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”tongue laugh” style=”border:0;” /> jk

  5. edd1e: are influential persons, but probably not very social.

    I concur! I can’t imagine a meal with Steve Jobs without long uncomfortable silences (picking at my arugula) punctuated by stilted conversation, then (thankfully!) abruptly terminated as some important activity demands the serial-CEO’s attention.

  6. 747 readers? Actually, it takes a population of only 400 to get a statistically significant survey.

    But that’s only with a random sample. Any poll done with people who choose themselves to be a part of the sample makes that poll invalid.

  7. > Tyra Banks wasn’t on the list? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

    I think I’d rather EAT Tyra Banks ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”tongue laugh” style=”border:0;” />

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