BBC News Online turns its attention each week to a “newsmaker” — someone who’s had an effect on the week’s news. Earlier this month the site polled its readers to find out who should be voted newsmaker of the year in various categories. Apple design head honcho Jonathan Ive took the top spot in the Culture category.
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Ive beat out other entrants including James Bond creator Ian Fleming, famed conductor and composer André Previn, physicist Paul Dirac (credited with work that lead to the development of modern electronics), and many others. Ive is credited with the iMac and other Apple design concepts that have been lauded by critics, adored by fans and imitated by other computer companies the world over.
Now Ive is competing for
Newsmaker of the Year, pitted against unlikely reality TV star Ozzy Osbourne, winner of the Showbiz category; Politics and Society winner Michael Moore, the filmmaker responsible for “Bowling for Columbine” and the author of “Stupid White Men”; and Sport category winner Gary Lineker, retired football (soccer) star and TV commentator.
The polls are open for all to vote in. Cast your vote for your favorite newsmaker now.