“In the 10th year of the MediaGuardian 100 we have a new No 1, Apple’s Steve Jobs knocking Larry Page and Sergey Brin from the summit after their three years at the top for founding Google. Jobs eclipsed his previous high – the runner-up spot in 2006 – on the back of the gamechanging iPhone and the extraordinary promise of the iPad,” John Plunkett reports for The Guardian.
“It was a choice that generated much debate among our panel of seasoned media watchers, even before last week’s problems, almost as much as the decision to put Rupert Murdoch back above James Murdoch in our media pecking order,” Plunkett reports.
The Guardian writes:
Steve Jobs changed the way we consume music; now he has set out to change the way we consume everything else.
Publishers seized upon the iPad as a potential saviour of the newspaper industry, a revolution in the way we will consume the printed word that could also do good business for books and magazines, as well as further transforming the way we watch TV and films.
It remains early days, of course, and far from everyone is convinced, but history suggests where Jobs leads, the rest of us follow. It might look like just a giant iPhone, but the iPad turned our conception of a “computer” on its head, and possibly with it the media industry as well.
Hence Jobs takes the No 1 position in the MediaGuardian 100 for the first time, after three years in which Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin (and its president, Eric Schmidt) reigned supreme.
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Charlie Bing” for the heads up.]