NBC anchor Brian Williams has nominated Steve Jobs for Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. As noted by Cnet, if Mr. Jobs were to be selected, it would be the first time for a deceased person to receive the award. Steve was an incredible visionary, and his products have influenced an huge number of people. The 2010 Person of the Year was Mark Zuckerberg, another tech entrepreneur, and we’d like the think that the founder of Apple is more than worthy of the nomination.
One guy, who changed our world, and I said to Seth Meyers as we walked across Sixth Avenue, ‘Just look with me on this one block walk at how he changed the world around us. Look at how he changed the world.’ Not only did he change the world, but he gave us that spirit again that something was possible that you could look at a piece of plastic or glass and move your finger– that’s outlandish. You could make things bigger or smaller like that. ‘Oh the places you’ll go’ and oh the way you will change forever the music and television industries. So may he rest in peace, Steve Jobs, and the spirit he represents, are my nominee for Person of the Year.