Below is my ballot. (I didnt vote for Steve Jobs, by the way. Of course hes most powerful in the Mac community, but I felt like voting for people who I actually see when I look around.)
So heres how I voted:
1. Ric Ford
MacInTouch is the center of the Macintosh web; its the paper of record for Mac news.
As OReilly Network managing editor, Derrick works on MacDevCenter, which has consistently published great articles for Mac developers. The Mac OS X Innovators contest rewards creativity in OS X development.
3. Dave Hyatt
Dave works on WebCore, the rendering code underneath Safari and Web Kit. His weblog is a great example of a developer developing in public.
Aarons Cocoa book, one of the first, taught lots of developers how to program in Cocoa. Big Nerd Ranch continues to teach developers.
5. Dan Wood
Watson was one of the first OS X apps to show you can have a product that works with the web but isnt a web browsera powerful demonstration that richer interfaces are possible, and that people would like them. [inessential.com]