In last place at #207, with a dismal average rating of 17 out of 100, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has amassed a significant number of votes (40,214 to be exact) as of this writing.
Most others placed so low can barely muster 5,000 votes. Even Eliot Spitzer currently ranks higher than Jobs (#202, 22 rating on 5,136 votes).
Bill Gates, in contrast, is currently in 4th place, with an average rating of 62 on 11,066 votes. In an even worse example of ballot-stuffing, and just like last year, Korean pop star “RAIN” is in first place with a 67 rating on over 750,000 votes!
What this all says to us is that Jobs is currently being voted down, Gates being voted up via campaigns by some Anti-Apple, Pro-Microsoft website(s), and RAIN fans make Apple fans look apathetic (which isn’t easy).
Well, turnabout is FairPlay™.
We can vote, too! Just slide the slider to the appropriate rating, 1 for least influential, 100 for most influential, and click the “submit” button.
We’ve assembled these handy direct links to the voting pages for the following nominees:
• Steve Jobs
• Bill Gates
• Steve Ballmer (Rank: 83, Avg. Rating 42, Votes: 7,411)
• Mikey Dell (Rank: 122, Avg. Rating 38, Votes: 4,180)
The full list of nominees is here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Leveldown” for the heads up.]
MacDailyNews Take: Juvenile? Maybe. Beaucoup hits for TIME? Sure. Necessary? Most definitely! You know what to do.
[UPDATE: 3:53pm EDT: Added Monkey Boy to links list. Thanks, Derek.]
[UPDATE: 4:32pm EDT: Added Mikey Dell to links list. Thanks, Derek.]