December 26 - The Personal Computer wins Time's "Man of the Year"

For the first time in the history of Time Magazine's "Man of the Year Award", a non human was the honorary recipient. The Personal Computer was the 1982 winner of "Man of the Year", and became one of the most controversial and talked about winners in the awards history. Time Magazine gives the award to "a person, couple, group, idea, place, or machine that "for better or for worse, ...has done the most to influence the events of the year."
To this day, the Personal Computer is the only machine to have won the award. "The Endangered Earth" won the award in 1988 and in 2006 the award received its fair share of backlash when "You", a representation of the content creators of the world wide web, won the award. So if you're looking for a pick me up, take solace in the fact that you (along with billions of other people) were named Time Magazine's 2006 "Man of the Year"!

Lebron James, Mark Zuckerberg, and the Chilean Miners are among the finalists for the 2010 award.


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