The "Craig" in craigslist transfigured the concept of classified ads for the Web.
I'd select Linus Torvalds, who invented Linux, the Web's ubiquitous operating system; Bart Ehrman, the biblical scholar who wrote Misquoting Jesus, a book on how biblical texts, through error or intent, changed over the past 2,000 years; and Reza Aslan, who wrote No God but God, a book about what's really going on with Islam and the West, debunking the "clash of civilizations" argument.
AYAAN HIRSI ALI
Somali-born, Muslim-raised Dutch politician and critic of Islamic extremism.
I nominate Denmark's Prime Minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, for...