|[6:05 AM] Bill Gates Leading Steve Jobs In CNNfn Survey
We seldom link to Internet polls at The Mac Observer, but a mainstream poll CNNfn is holding grabbed our attention. The poll is for Person of the Century who has had the most effect on the business world. According to CNNfn:
The following is a list of people selected by the editors of CNNfn.com who have helped shape the face of American business in the 20th Century. Select the one candidate you believe had the biggest influence. If your choice is not on this list, feel free to use the write-in slot at the bottom. Poll results will be available instantly but you may want to check back on December 31 to see how your choice fared with other CNNfn readers.
Along with such big names as Franklin Roosevelt, John D. Rockefeller, and Walt Disney is the pride of Apple fans everywhere, Steve Jobs. Currently sitting just above Mr. Jobs in the ranking is Microsoft Chairman, Bill Gates. Mr. Gates has 22.09% of the vote while Mr. JObs has 16.03% of the vote. Voting is as simple as a click, and the choices are diverse and interesting.
You can cast your vote at the CNNfn web site. You can also find information on each of the nominees. Thanks to Observer Justin Resuello for pointing us to this poll.
The Mac Observer Spin: Ok folks, go Rock the Vote. The idea of Mr. Gates beating Mr. Jobs is slightly abhorrent. What would Microsoft be without the muse that is Stephen P. Jobs' company? Certainly Microsoft dominates the business world, but in context of who led the way, the choice is clearly with Mr. Jobs in our opinion. Henry Ford, also a good choice for influence, leads the poll in the #1 spot with 24.25% of the vote. So go vote!