Discussion in 'computers, web and general tech' started by Teepee, Aug 25, 2011.
Oh shite I started a thread in World news. Please merge / bin as appropriate... although it is a "Steve Jobs Dead" death-specific thread. Ah well, whatever.
And someone else started another specific Steve Jobs is dead thread before you too. You just can't win
How ironic that a champion of programmed obsolesence should succumb to precisely that.
The front page is nicely done. Apparently the image name is t_hero.png
It's like one great big popularity contest innit I did search, but evidently failed somehow
But, I have started a cool oldskool mobiles thread. iPhones not ahem welcome ahem yet.
Nice comment on kotaku about him:
" Like most iPhone batteries, this man died too soon."
I know business is business and it's the way of the world and all that, but fuck these heartless cunts:
Nasdaq-100 Index Futures Decline After Apple Says Jobs Died
This is a powerful, inspiring speech from 2005. You can read the text here:
Bill Gates has commented on Jobs' death:
It's a shame Jobs never showed much interest in using his company's enormous wealth and influence to make the world a better place - he eliminated Apple's philanthropic programs after taking charge again in 1997 and never reinstated them. I guess it's possible that he was keeping donations quiet and there'll be some surprises in his will.
To the best of my knowledge, in the last decade or more, Jobs has not spoken up on any social or political issue he believes in -- with the exception of admitting he's a big Bob Dylan fan.
Rather, he uses social issues to support his own selfish business goals. In the Think Different campaign, Jobs used cultural figures he admired to sell computers -- figures who stuck their necks out to fight racism, poverty, inequality or war.
Shame, he died young.
Public companies aren't charities - that's the responsibility of individuals. If however Jobs hasn't left the bulk of his wealth to philanthropic projects, it won't reflect well on him.
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