The only thing sadder than pointless awards are people who try to rig them....
Check it out:
You will notice that the leaders, by a factor of 10 - 30x over everyone else are Richard Brent, John Chigos, Victoria Ferro and Scott Schafer.
Even sadder, I found out about this from Arecont who is actually promoting this:
In fairness, Schafer's misunderstanding of bytes and pixels plus untimely, shameless promotion of pixels per dollars did influence us to write: Arecont Accurately Predicts Its Own Fall.
Why in the world would anyone want to stuff this ballot? Securityhive? Really?
To test it out, in 2 minutes, I was able to cast 20 votes for Bud Broomhead. Any man who can silently bankrupt his company, void warranties and then make money on that in his next company warrants recognition in this vote.
Are people so desperate to win an award?