“Google’s Marissa Mayer thinks Steve Jobs should be Time’s Person of the Year. So, apparently, do the nearly 11,000 readers who, as of Monday morning, had voted for Apple’s CEO on Time’s website,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.
“But readers don’t choose the winner. If they did, Recep Tayyip Erdogan would be this year’s POY, and I can pretty much guarantee that’s not going to happen,” P.E.D. reports. “No, this is a decision made by Time’s reporters, writers and editors in a series of meetings that get smaller and smaller until finally the managing editor and editor-in-chief sign off on it.”
P.E.D. reports, “Steve Jobs may be on the list of candidates the editors are considering, and he may even end up on their “people who mattered” list, but he won’t be Time’s Person of the Year. It’s not because he hasn’t earned it.”
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