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Steve Jobs steps down as Apple CEO

Discussion in 'computers, web and general tech' started by Teepee, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

  2. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom bilge pump

    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.
  3. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    And someone else started another specific Steve Jobs is dead thread before you too. You just can't win :(
  4. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    How ironic that a champion of programmed obsolesence should succumb to precisely that.
  5. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

  6. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom bilge pump

    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.
  7. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    Nice comment on kotaku about him:

    " Like most iPhone batteries, this man died too soon."
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  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  9. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    This is a powerful, inspiring speech from 2005. You can read the text here:

  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Bill Gates has commented on Jobs' death:

  12. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    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.

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  13. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Shame, he died young.
  14. ExtraRefined

    ExtraRefined Better than you at everything you love

    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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