Bill Forman, computer technician: "It's the best selection they could have made. He definitely earned it. He has changed the face of the world."

Robert Hunter, CPA: "It's good. He has been very courageous and done difficult things. It's great."Robyn Young, Payne Weber employee: "I have mixed feelings. You are instilled with certain feelings growing up. But he has done a lot of good. Maybe things are changing and the world is getting a bit better."

Charlene England, para-professional for CPA firm: "I'm surprised. Someone from Russia winning the Nobel Peace Prize? But I think it's great, fantastic. It's better than a war."