It seems to me that, on the highest level, the same people tend to help out from year to year. Therefore if they weren't honored in 2012 or 2013, they'd be a cinch for 2014. The best thing about honoring specific things -- software and firmware specifically -- would be that they couldn't be manipulated like Karma, which is more often a token of agreement or amusement than actual help.
I can see that ebook uploading could be a sticking point. In craft and choice of texts, some of the most prolific uploaders remind me of the natural world -- Nature's horrible fecundity untempered by taste or restraint -- while the sparest uploaders often give us the best and most diligent work. Each of those two groups -- fecund vs. painstaking and foonts in-between -- would have its factions. Indeed, there are many justifications that can be made for filling out the library as a goal (props to the fecund).
The possibilities for competitiveness and bitterness might be too great in that area, but not so, I think, for those who gave us the likes of calibre, sigil, PRS+, and jailbreaking options for the Kindle (which continue even now in the wake of Amazon's severest lockdown), and have offered support so thorough it's a travesty no one's getting paid.
The more we acquire, the greater our chance of disappointment. Less is not only more. It is also more fulfilling. "Schmuecke dich, O liebe Seele."
Last edited by Prestidigitweeze; 12-08-2012 at 05:10 PM.