The 2010 TIME 100 list is divided into the following categories:
• Leaders: Sarah Palin, Manmohan Singh and other global movers and shakers
• Heroes: The inspiring feats of an urban farmer, an air-traffic controller in Haiti and icons like Bill Clinton
• Artists: Lady Gaga, Conan O’Brien and others who make us dance, giggle and retweet
• Thinkers: Steve Jobs plus scientists, statesmen and a Supreme Court Justice
• Social Networking: An in-depth look at who on our list holds the most influence in our interconnected world
TIME’s entry on Steve Jobs is written by artist Jeff Koons: Apple’s core ideal has always been to make people’s experience of computing as accessible and pleasurable as possible. As a young man, Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, decided to be the Beatles of computing. I once said that I make what the Beatles would have made if they made sculpture, and I can appreciate how Steve, 55, applies their ethos of optimism to his work. The tools he has given us, from the Macs at my studio to the iPhone in my pocket, are like clean, new windows, fitting between our selves and our work elegantly, naturally and unobtrusively.
It’s great to see Steve stay true to his vision. I can imagine some young artist saying today, “I make what Steve Jobs would make if he made sculpture.”
TIME’s full list is here.
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