The Tech Nerds Who Are Up for Time Person of the Year

Time magazine just put out a list of eight finalists for its Person of the Year award, and some of our favorite tech heroes made the cut.

There's Marissa Mayer of Yahoo, Tim Cook of Apple, and Italian physicist Fabiola Giannati and the Higgs Boson. They've got some stiff competition from Mohammed Morsi, Undocumented Americans, the Clintons, and Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani student the Taliban tried to assassinate for speaking out about gender issues.

And, of course, Kim Jong Un was voted (by 4chan) as Time readers' person of the year, which North Korea is apparently reporting as the actual Time Person of the Year. [MSN]