The Government 2.0 Taskforce is holding onto a slim advantage over the AFACT v iiNet court case in the Computerworld Top 10 Most Influential 2009 Readers Choice award.
The Computerworld Top 10 Most Influential for 2009 highlights the people, products, organisations, trends or events that have had the greatest influence on the ICT industry and community.
With several hundred votes already being placed, the Government 2.0 Taskforce has maintained its early lead but the AFACT v iiNet court case has gained ground.
Apple's popular iPhone has sailed into third position while the PIPE Pacific Cable (PPC-1) has been joined in equal fourth by Open Source and the CSIRO wireless LAN win.
Down the list is a throng of contenders including the NBN, Google and Twitter. Notably, Senator for the ACT, Kate Lundy is battling it out with the ISP-level Internet content filter for a place in the Top 10.
As of the next update, we won't be telling you who is in the lead anymore but we will announce the winners in February with a full write up in our February / March print edition.
Earlier in December we counted down to the Computerworld Panel’s winner with one article each day from 10th place to number one throughout the month. Below is the final list:
- #10 — CSIRO's wireless patent win
- #9 — Virtualisation
- #8 — Netbooks
- #7 — Gershon
- #6 — Google
- #5 — Twitter
- #4 — Financial Crisis
- #3 — Senator Stephen Conroy
- #2 — National Broadband network
- #1 — iPhone
See how we chose the winners next...