Person of the Year 2006

As I struggle to get a computer up and running so my kids can use it for some projects that are due in school this week, I notice that Time Magainze just announced their Person of the Year.

After carefully examining the events of the past year, and those who made them, Time Magazine's Person of the Year is ...


Here's some of what Time had to say about their choice:

To be sure, there are individuals we could blame for the many painful and disturbing things that happened in 2006. The conflict in Iraq only got bloodier and more entrenched. A vicious skirmish erupted between Israel and Lebanon. A war dragged on in Sudan. A tin-pot dictator in North Korea got the Bomb, and the President of Iran wants to go nuclear too. Meanwhile nobody fixed global warming, and Sony didn't make enough PlayStation3s.

But look at 2006 through a different lens and you'll see another story, one that isn't about conflict or great men. It's a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before. It's about the cosmic compendium of knowledge Wikipedia and the million-channel people's network YouTube and the online metropolis MySpace. It's about the many wresting power from the few and helping one another for nothing and how that will not only change the world, but also change the way the world changes.

... interesting idea.

10 Response to "Person of the Year 2006"

  1. west_rhino 17/12/06 20:53
    What a cop out by Time!
  2. who has the time? 18/12/06 02:49
    definitely brownnosing their readers.
  3. west_rhino 18/12/06 11:11
    In the wake of the John Stossel piece on who gives more, within the last few weeks on ABC's 20/20, Time cold well be in some collusion to soften its own image, ever so mendaciously, wiht the right side of the political spectrum. I doubt that even the "middle" will buy into that.
  4. Earl Capps 18/12/06 12:18
    hey, when they call their readers man of the year, they can't be wrong. face it - i'm sure someone who reads it probably deserved it.

    if only we knew which one.

    maybe it was ... me?
  5. Anonymous 18/12/06 13:29
    west - lay off the kool aid, ok?
  6. west_rhino 18/12/06 15:23
    Gave up the Kool-aid after I had a good look at Jimmy Carter and the baggage that was trying to go stealth with him...
  7. Brian McCarty 20/12/06 02:48
    I think the choice was pretty dadgummed lame. They did not want to make a choice among the people out there.
  8. Anonymous 20/12/06 08:57
    come on brian, don't complain. after all, it makes you (and anyone else, for that matter) the Person of the Year.

    congratulations!
  9. Anonymous 20/12/06 15:37
    They still did better with teh scratch and sniff centerfold
  10. moye 20/12/06 18:42
    Can any of us say we are the person of the year.

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