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Published on December 20th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

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Tim Cook Is the Runner-Up in Time’s Person of the Year

A surprising number of nerds made it on to the shortlist for this year’s Time person of the year award . More than the others, though, Tim Cook has clearly made a lasting impression outside the tech community—demonstrated by him nabbing second place. Time has named Cook runner-up in this year’s award.

Tim Cook Is the Runner-Up in Time's Person of the YearA surprising number of nerds made it on to the shortlist for this year’s Time person of the year award. More than the others, though, Tim Cook has clearly made a lasting impression outside the tech community—demonstrated by him nabbing second place.

Time has named Cook runner-up in this year’s award. In fairness, he misses out on first place to recently re-elected leader of the free world Barack Obama—so he shouldn’t feel too bad. Here’s what Time has to say about Cook:

Since Cook took the helm at Apple, there’s been a quiet background hum constantly comparing him and his efforts to Steve Jobs. Maybe this accolade will finally quieten some of those voices. In the meantime, check out the full Time article on Cook—it provides a nice retopsective of his first year in charge of Apple. [Time]

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