Hell, I don't know anymore.
With all these whippersnappers and their Twitters and a President-elect who actually knows his way around the Web, the times are a changing. Quickly. And, it's a good as a time as ever to take stock on who is and is going to make the most difference in our strange little niche that may not be so niche much longer.
Let Ars Technica and the folks at Tech Policy Central know who you thinks deserves recognition. Ars writes:
We want to find pioneering, influential individuals from industry, government, academia, and the nonprofit community. Results will be revealed in a special pre-inauguration feature on Ars Technica that will help us all better get to know the movers, shakers, and breakers likely to impact tech policy over the first few years of a new Obama administration.
Finalists won't be chosen simply on the basis of popularity or notoriety but will be judged by the ambition of their goals, the strength of their ideas, and the likelihood that they will, in fact, make a difference.