TIME Magazine unveils its annual list of the “TIME 100.” “The TIME 100, our annual list of the world’s most influential people, is all about individuals like Yushchenko, whose courage inspires others to action,” writes TIME Canada editor and TIME executive editor Adi Ignatius, who top-edited the special issue. In a letter to readers, TIME managing editor Jim Kelly writes: “If I had to sum up the difference between last year and this year, I’d say the 2005 list is more about moral influence than political power. TIME 100 is in the spirit of sparking thought and debate about who has influence in 2005.”
BlackBerry Inventors, JAMES L. BALSILLIE and MIKE LAZARIDIS: “It’s with me almost all the time: office, home, gym-even on the air. I’m prohibited from checking it at the kitchen table but once managed to sneak it into my daughter’s preschool orientation – a mistake I won’t make again,” writes George Stephanopoulos, a self-proclaimed “candidate for BlackBerrys Anonymous,” and host of ABC News’s This Week.