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Sunday, December 31, 2006
In Internet time, this is probably considered old news. But I just was in the supermarket today and I found out that I am Time Magazine's Person of the Year! Yes, according to that publication, "you" are the "Person of the Year".

For me, it feels great to be on the same list as such greats as Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy, and Pope John Paul II. Of course, I also get to share the list with Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin (who made the list twice!) Finally, I have been properly recognized for my influence in today's world, and I can only say that - while it's taken long enough - it does feel good.

As for you, dear reader - perhaps you are with me in this, or perhaps you're simply a bystander in this feat. You see, I'm recognized for my part in the new revolution: the power of the individual as we discover and exploit self-publishing on the internet in so many ways. But more than that, "[i]t's about the many wresting power from the few and helping one another for nothing and how that will not only change the world, but also change the way the world changes."

I, for one, can simply say "Power to the people." You can simply say, "Congratulations."


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