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Adam Engst Moves Up to #3 in MDJ Power 25

by Jeff Carlson

We're pleased to note that TidBITS publisher Adam C. Engst achieved his sixth consecutive top five ranking in the MDJ Power 25, moving up two places this year to rank behind only Apple's CEO Steve Jobs and COO Tim Cook. Voters in the nearly annual survey said that Adam's ranking was due to the reach of TidBITS and the success of the Take Control ebook series, along with his vast number of connections and desire to make the Mac community a better place by making sure that the right people know each other.

<http://www.macjournals.com/gcsf/mdj_power_25_ 2005-2006.html>

For those who haven't followed the MDJ Power 25, it attempts to ferret out who wields power and influence in the Macintosh community - whether or not the names are familiar to most users. It's not a public popularity contest - votes are gathered only from a select set of Macintosh industry insiders: journalists, programmers, executives, and others in key positions.

<http://db.tidbits.com/series/1246>

Filling out the top five this year were Apple industrial designer Jonathan Ive and Wall Street Journal columnist Walt Mossberg, who broke into the top five for the first time. Also moving up significantly was Macworld's Jason Snell (#6), who is now officially Vice President and Editorial Director of Mac Publishing. You can see the entire list at the first link above; to read the full explanations of what each person does and why they warranted inclusion on the list, sign up for a free trial subscription to MWJ, the weekly version of the daily (and even more detailed) MDJ.

<http://www.macjournals.com/>

Newcomers to the list include:

<http://www.intel.com/pressroom/kits/bios/ otellini.htm>

<http://www.apple.com/pr/bios/fadell.html>

<http://daringfireball.net/>

<http://www.newsgator.com/NGOLProduct.aspx? ProdID=NetNewsWire>

<http://www.thinksecret.com/>

Congratulations to these people and everyone else who made the list this year!