Steve Jobs and Apple headline extraordinary number of ‘Best of 2009’ & ‘Best of Decade’ lists

“Steve Jobs and Apple appeared in an extraordinary number of 2009’s ‘Best of’ lists,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune. “Our favorite: ‘There’s an app for that,’ the Yale Book of Quotations’ No. 3 quote of the 2009, right before Rep. Joe Wilson’s ‘You lie’ and after Captain Sully Sullenberger’s ‘We’re going to be in the Hudson.'”

Some other citations:
• Steve Jobs: CEO of the Decade. Fortune magazine.
• Apple: Brand of the Decade. Adweek’s Best of the 2000s.
• “Get a Mac”: Campaign of the Decade. Adweek’s Best of the 2000s.
• MacBook Pro: Best Laptop of 2009. Popular Science.

More citations and links in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dale E.” for the heads up.]


  1. It’s nice to see some recognition for the incredible work of Jobs et al. There are very few products/services that I would honestly say improved my life, but Apple’s offerings consistently do just that.

  2. The decade still has another year to go.
    It’s officially over after 2010.
    Fuck, what a planet of numerilliterates we’ve become.
    (my new year’s resolution: stop saying FUCK every time someone pisses me off. That has been my resolution for 43 of my 45 years, though…..and it still hasn’t worked.)

  3. OT: How to count.
    (“Josh”: This will make your head explode. Do not read. Go watch The Count on Sesame Street instead. He’ll explain numbers to you).

    Jeph sez: “The decade still has another year to go.
    It’s officially over after 2010.”

    Well, yes. But that’s only because the people who set the year ‘0’ AD managed to botch their math and use year ‘1’ instead. The people to blame have been dead nearly two millennia.

    Meanwhile, every coder knows that counting begins with 0, never 1. So it is entirely logical for us to forget the blunder of the past and stick to what makes sense to us now:

    2000 was the official start of the current millennium. 2010 is the official start of the new decade. Start with 0 then add up fractions of the year until you get to 1. That’s 1 year finished. Then start on year 2, etc.

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