Apple CEO Steve Jobs named to TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential list (with cover photo)

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been named to TIME Magazine’s 2010 list of The World’s Most Influential People and is also featured on TIME’s extended cover.

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.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]


  1. I see Steve bought a new outfit for the photo shoot. I like the new look!

    How is he able to afford new duds on $1.00 a year?

    @The Other Steve

    Dude, Steve is on the cover for way more reasons than that it will help the magazine to sell!

  2. Just remember, influential does not mean right or wrong. One can have loads of influence, even if it is from a different angle/perspective than you see things from. While I personally laugh at all things Sarah Palin, I’ll be the first to admit that she has a great (quantity, not necessarily quality) amount of influence on the conservative wing of politics.

  3. @ TowerTone:

    If the woman is a fucking dimwit, then yeah, I’m scared. We should all be.

    George Bush with tats.

    It’s frightening that she’s actually “influencing” people. Probably in the same way Anne Coulter is.

  4. Palin on the same cover as Jobs? Ludicrous. An absolute insult. If I were Steve I’d be furious.

    Compare what Steve has given us to what Palin has given us:

    Jobs: Apple II, Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, OS X

    Palin: “Drill Baby Drill,” “I can see Russia from my backyard,” “Death Panels,” “God made dinosaurs 6,000 years ago”

    Utterly laughable.

  5. Hahaha! Jeff Koons! I wonder if Jeff’s artwork if made into an app would make it into the AppStore? Of course, it’s supposed to be art, but I’m not always sure.

  6. How’s that whole Drill, Baby Drill thing workin’ out fer ya?

    Leadership my arse. 4 x college dropout, political quitter, panderer to the lowest common denominator and purveyor of half-truths, misrepresentations, outright lies, and Luntz approved talking points.

  7. So many let the popular media do their thinking for them.
    Try Googling sometime.

    Found Example: “In the middle of the Bering Strait are two small, sparsely populated islands: Big Diomede, which sits in Russian territory, and Little Diomede, which is part of the United States. At their closest, these two islands are a little less than two and a half miles apart, which means that, on a clear day, you can definitely see one from the other.”

    Also… If we were developing our own resources in Alaska, we wouldn’t need to depend on the Middle East for oil during our energy transition period. So, we should be drilling responsibly.

    Use your brains people… and stop being puppets of the press.

  8. People, this is TIME friggin’ magazine–not exactly a bastion of conservative dogma. And Palin MADE THE COVER, because, without political power, she has changed and continues to alter the political landscape. Not to mention that she SCARES THE HELL out of pseudofeminists and Guilty White Men

  9. How influential is Palin? Well, just look at this blog. We’re not talking about Time magazine, there is only an occasional mention of Steve Jobs, and noody EVEN KNOWS OR CARES who the hell that guy to the left is.

  10. I would have liked to have seen Steve Jobs standing next to Pres. Obama ( two great men with better ideas). Sarah Palin would have been more suited next to Bill Gates ( if Gates was on the list). Congrats to Jobs and Obama.

  11. Actually I make really kitchy overblown derivative crap that I sell at outrageous prices to the ivory tower illiterati art establishment.

    As much as I admire Steve Jobs in truth I should be comparing myself to the other Steve who also specialise in kitchy overblown derivative crap. I like throwing chairs too! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  12. FFS, let’s not get involved with yet another 6 page Dumbocrats vs Rethuglicrooks, shit-slinging fun-o-rama.

    TIME isn’t choosing only liberals or conservatives, that’s on a different agenda.

    Anyway, I doubt they were standing together. Ever here of, Photoshop?

    BTW, Steve looks fine. He follows the Seth Brundle philosophy of fashion. I doubt if either of the other two having met Steve Jobs would be able to match his mind in a discussion.

    Oh. And, uh. Your misogyny is showing. Many might think that, only someone scared of women, would ever openly declare what you just did. Besides, I think that the “liberals” quite like Hillary and Nancy.
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    Have at it with the name-calling. I don’t give shit.

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