According to Vanity Fair’s 2007 ranking of the most powerful people on Earth, Steve Jobs comes in at number two, just behind Rupert Murdoch. That’s a big call, but not too far off the mark, I think. Apple has always been the company to beat in terms of style and innovation. The difference now is that their style and innovation is being converted into bigger bucks than before. The Google-meisters, Brin and Page, rank a joint third. I agree with Vanity Fair’s prediction that Apple will make the gadgets while Google processes the data; this partnership will blossom over the coming months and years.