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Re: Time Magazine's Person of the Year is...
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2006, 10:26:03 AM »
I'll put it on my resume.

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Re: Time Magazine's Person of the Year is...
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2006, 05:29:16 AM »
Did you guys read the article?

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1569514,00.html

As a graduate of a new media-related program, I'm used to the esoteric termonology and catch phrases that are constantly being spewed about things that I find mundane as a casual geek. But honestly, this just takes the cake.  Why didn't they just nominate YouTube as man of the year? It was the only site that they mentioned that hadn't been around for like 2+ years.  Podcasting is not new, Myspace is not new, and wikipedia is definitely not that new.  The only change here is that suddenly people who didn't really use the internet all that much for anything geeky were becoming myspace and youtube officianados.  And people may have noticed that user-generated-content sites have become every company's favorite bandwagon lately.

I could rant about this further, but I'm going to stop myself.  ;)

But all that stuff is new to the people who think anyone still cares about the opinion of a weekly news magazine. I'd bet the majority of regular Time readers are either afraid of computers or are too lazy to cancel their subscriptions. (Or leave it in their bathrooms so guests will think they're smart.)


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Re: Time Magazine's Person of the Year is...
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2006, 06:20:35 PM »
Hmm.  I think they would have conveyed the current state of society better if they had picked "me" (not me as in ME, but the concept of "me").  A cliched and pessimistic outlook, I know, but it works now more than ever.  Too many people are using the Internet to isolate themselves from other points of view - and that is the exact OPPOSITE of what it was intended for.
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Re: Time Magazine's Person of the Year is...
« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2006, 09:23:22 AM »
To be honest, I can't think of anything that would be more appropriate for a thread about this article than an annoying internet meme:

In Soviet Russia, Time's Person of the Year is YOU!
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Re: Time Magazine's Person of the Year is...
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2006, 12:42:39 AM »
is it too late to vote for the guy who invented the pet rock?


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Re: Time Magazine's Person of the Year is...
« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2006, 08:49:30 AM »
is it too late to vote for the guy who invented the pet rock?
Well to be fair, they don't say WHAT year it's supposed to be the person of. Just says person of THE year. Maybe we should get the dude who invented fire a man of the year nomination. :^)


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Re: Time Magazine's Person of the Year is...
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2006, 09:33:14 AM »
yeah i dunno, we dont use fire that directly anymore.  compustion, sure.  heat you betcha, but fire has really fallen by the wayside.  even my stupid oven and stove are electric.