Steve Jobs Loses Person Of The Year 2011 Award To The Protestor
When Steve Jobs passed away in October 2011, many people started hoping that he would be awarded the Person Of The Year award from TIME Magazine in December 2011.
These speculations became strong when TIME magazine actually announced Steve Jobs as a nominee.
However, this might come as a surprise but Late Steve Jobs has not won the award.
TIME has given the prestigious to an abstract entity “The Protestor”. Showing support for the “common man”, TIME gave the award to all protestors whose efforts lead to the success of Anti-government protests in the Arab world (including Middle East), USA and Europe. “The Protestor” term was used to address the people who carried out revolution.
Other nominees for this award were U.S. Navy Admiral William McRaven, who led the mission that killed Osama bin Laden, artist and Chinese political activist Ai Weiwei, U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan, and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.
However, Steve Jobs did receive some attention. Pixar creative chief John Lasseter recognized Jobs in a fond farewell. Apple CEO Tim Cook was there in the list of Time’s “people who mattered”.
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Source: Cult Of Mac