What did we have in 2005? Oh, a little War. Terror. Hurricanes. The insertion of democracy into the Islamic "street." Podcasting. A rising acceptance of dhimmicracy. Corporate bankruptcies. Paris burning. Just stuff like that. So, that's probably what good ol' Time Magazine had in mind with the selection the persons of the year award for 2005.
I have no problem with the people Time Magazine chose - Bill Gates, wife, and Bono. Although I have made fun of them in the past, I have no reason to think that they are anything other than what they present themselves to be in public.
It's just that now, I really, really wish I had a subscription to Time Magazine.
So I could cancel it.