Got a favorite New Jerseyan?

New Jersey has taken its pride online.

The deadline for the first campaign for the New Jersey Hall of Fame has been extended to March 15.

Anyone willing to submit their e-mail can vote online for their favorite famous New Jersey resident. The winners will be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, which is chaired by attorney and former New Jersey Giants 1986 Super Bowl champion Bart Oates, this fall at a televised ceremony.

The categories for the New Jersey Hall of Fame, which opened online in December 2006, are History, Sports, Arts/Entertainment, Enterprise and General.

Luminaries up for nomination include Justice William Brennen, former Senator and NBA star Bill Bradley, Toni Morrison, Albert Einstein, Vince Lombardi, Walt Whitman, Meryl Streep, Bruce Springsteen and Malcolm Forbes.

The New Jersey Hall of Fame currently only exists on the Web, but has plans in the works for a museum and learning center.

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In a software-driven world, it's easy to forget about the nuts and bolts. Whether it's cars, robots, personal gadgetry or industrial machines, Candace Lombardi examines the moving parts that keep our world rotating. A journalist who divides her time between the United States and the United Kingdom, Lombardi has written about technology for the sites of The New York Times, CNET, USA Today, MSN, ZDNet, Silicon.com, and GameSpot. She is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not a current employee of CNET.

 

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