Time Magazine profiles Apple CEO Steve Jobs in list of ‘People Who Mattered 2004’

Time Magazine has named their Person of the Year 2004: President of the United States, George W. Bush: “For sticking to his guns (literally and figuratively), for reshaping the rules of politics to fit his ten-gallon-hat leadership style and for persuading a majority of voters that he deserved to be in the White House for another four years, George W. Bush is TIME’s 2004 Person of the Year.”

In additon, Time has listed “People Who Mattered 2004” and included Nancy Reagan & Ron Reagan Jr., Thomas Kean & Lee Hamilton, John Kerry, Gavin Newsom, Eliot Spitzer, Victor Yushchenko, Iyad Allawi, Hamid Karzai, Ariel Sharon, Hu Jintao, Kobe Bryant, Martha Stewart, Rick Warren, Lance Armstrong, Desperate Housewives, Smarty Jones, and also gracing this rather eclectic list, Apple CEO and Pixar CEO, Steve Jobs:

It was a year of challenge and triumph for the man behind the iPod, who learned he had a rare form of pancreatic cancer and had surgery to remove a tumor. Meanwhile, the two companies he heads, Pixar and Apple, saw their stocks soar, thanks to The Incredibles and iPod’s little sis, the Mini. Appearing in public after his cancer ordeal, Jobs smiled and said, “I’m back.” It was music to our earbuds.

Full article here.

25 Comments

  1. Man of the Year is not necessarily for doing something good. It is for being the most influential – whether for good or for bad. Just thought I would clarify that point.

  2. Just to fill out the first part of this article a bit:

    The magazine’s editors tapped Bush “for sharpening the debate until the choices bled, for reframing reality to match his design, for gambling his fortunes – and ours – on his faith in the power of leadership.”

    Time’s 2004 Person of the Year package, on newsstands Monday, includes an Oval Office interview with Bush, an interview with his father, former President George H. W. Bush, and a profile of Bush’s chief political adviser, Karl Rove.

    In an interview with the magazine, Bush attributed his victory over Democratic candidate John Kerry to his foreign policy and the wars he began in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    “The election was about the use of American influence,” Bush said.

    After a grueling campaign, Bush remains a polarizing figure in America and around the world, and that’s part of the reason the magazine selected him, said Managing Editor Jim Kelly.

    “Many, many Americans deeply wish he had not won,” Kelly said in a telephone interview. “And yet he did.”

    In the Time article, Bush said he relishes that some people dislike him.

    http://apnews.excite.com/article/20041220/D8733GF80.html

  3. Wasn’t Hitler their Man of the Year once upon a time. I believe it’s more about who effected the world most regardless of whether it was for better or good.

  4. Chirac stands up for the views of the French people. In that, he gets my respect. Contrast with Bliar, who goes against what the British want on a daily basis, and is now trying to introduce a big biometric database on every person in the country under the guise of tackling organised crime and illegal immigration, despite the fact a) the crooks will easily get round it, b) it will waste billions in the process, and c) it will end up with innocent people being labelled as criminals because civil servants DO make mistakes.

    The sad thing is that most of the British are ignorant, and care more about David Blunkett’s little affairs than a real scandal they could prevent now rather than in ten years time when its cost us �30billion.

    I also notice that Bliar doesn’t make the list of people that matter. Funny, I’m not surprised.

  5. Dave H,

    Couldn’t agree with you more. I bet terrorist organisations are shaking with fear – “oh no, what are we going to do, we need identity cards. Well let’s just give up this terrorism and lead a normal life.”

    Sorry Mr. Bliar, this ain’t gonna happen. As long as you keep supporting people like George W. Thrush (who is a real terrorist) then you’ll keep terrorists at large. A piece of card will do nothing except cost billions and make innocent people criminal (as Dave H points out).

    I can’t believe George W. Bush won anything this year. He really is a moron. Says a lot about America, if they want him for President.

    My magic word was ‘free’

  6. I could spend hours bashing Bush, which was exactly the point I was going to make. Any magazine that calls him “Man of the Year” cannot really be trusted, even though Jobs definitely does deserve this sort of distinction.

    This man is a lunatic, and I strongly urge all of you to quickly get all the time in with your draft-age loved ones before they’re all sent to Iran and other third-world countries to deal with Bush’s war-mongering desires. That, or maybe his daddy holds another grudge that might come up soon… Like we’ll declare war on broccoli or something…

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