The BBC is running an annual reader poll about newsmakers. The media giant has included Appleis chief design honcho, Johnathan Ive, in the category of "Culture Newsmakers of the Year." From the BBC:
The Newsmaker profile, which has been running each week on BBC News Online for three years, sets to take an original and thoughtful look at a character who has left a mark on the previous week.
At yearis end, we want to know who you think has had the most impact. The subjects of the profiles have been divided into four categories - Culture, Politics and society, Sport and Showbiz - and for the rest of this week you are invited to cast your votes.
First off are those characters from the world of culture, in alphabetical order. You can read more about any of them by following links to the original profile. Vote at the bottom of the page.
The paragraph of introduction for Mr. Ive:
You may well not have heard of Jonathan Ive. But you are sure to have seen his work. You may even be using it now. He is the man behind the stunning designs of Apple computers, including both versions of iMac. Still in his 30s, heis a Briton who is now one of the worldis most sought after designers.
The publication also links to a very interesting standalone bio of Mr. Ive, that was published last February. You can vote for Mr. Ive (scroll down for the poll voting) or one of the other people included, at the BBCis web site.