Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been nominated in Wired's annual Rave awards.
Jobs shares his nomination in the Top Rave category – which recognises "the person who had the most significant cultural impact in the Wired world during 2003" – with SpaceShipOne designer Burt Rutan, Open Source Development Labs' Linus Torvalds, and Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis of Skype.
The Wired Rave Awards celebrate innovators in categories including architecture, writing, business, and film.
Wired says its nominees are "all people known for their provocative ideas and accomplishments". Wired editor-in-chief Chris Anderson said: "The Rave Awards recognize the leading thinkers and doers in the Wired world. They are the visionaries, innovators and rebels who not only inspire us but are transforming our culture."
The nominees were selected by an international jury including film producer Brian Grazer, Pulitzer-prize-winning science writer Natalie Angier, Xbox co-creator Seamus Blackley, DJ and musician Moby, Netflix President Reed Hastings, and MoMA's Chief Curator of Architecture and Design Terrance Riley. Winners are selected by Wired editors.
Winners will be published online on March 15 and in WIRED’s April 2004 issue.