Apple CEO Steve Jobs was the most popular nominee, garnering 2,951 votes. First runner-up was Steve "Woz" Wozniak, Apple’s co-founder with, 2,188 votes.
Other Apple-related personalities featured include, Bill Atkinson – with 839 votes – who led the team that developed the Apple Lisa. Morgan Davis, who developed "ProLine", a bulletin-board system for the Apple II that let system operators offer Usenet access, email and messaging to users, was alos inducted. Bill Budge, the programmer who wrote computer pinball simulation "Raster Blaster" for the Apple II, gets a mention in the candidates list, as does William D Mensch, who helped design the CPU behind the Apple II.
The next five personalities "who significantly contributed to the computer revolution" will be added to the Museums Hall of Fame next month, joining Charles Babbage, Bill Gates and eight other inductees.
Voting closes September 15. Other heavyweight personalities from the history of computing nominated this year include Linus Torvalds, author of Linux, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, and Doug Engelbart, who invented the computer mouse and developed the first windows-based, graphical user-interface.