from Doctor Anonymous.
My person of the year is not actually a person. In addition, there is not even an agreed upon name of this "person." ....[H]ere are the many names that have been used for my "person": Bug, Bacteria, Virus, Germ, Infection....
Well, you get the idea. In 2006, the population of the world has gotten to know more about microscopic organisms than ever before.
From the comments, by supersteno girl, this bit of snark:
Anonymous - don't rag on bacteria. It's the only culture some people have. :(