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Steve Jobs was adopted. Where would we be if he had been aborted?
10/5/11

Posted on 10/05/2011 7:59:31 PM PDT by DallasBiff

According to Wikipedia Steve Jobs biological father was a Syrian muslim and mother was a graduate student.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: abortion; adoption; apple; prolife; stevejobs; vanity
Where would Planned Parenthood be today if Steve Jobs had been aborted?
1 posted on 10/05/2011 7:59:36 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff
Except for the murder thing, I'd be willing to take a chance.

He did do majik with 6502s.

/johnny

2 posted on 10/05/2011 8:02:54 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: DallasBiff

RIP, Mr. Jobs. I know you can’t hear all the moronic chatter that’s attempting to fill the void.


3 posted on 10/05/2011 8:09:16 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: DallasBiff

appleless


4 posted on 10/05/2011 8:12:46 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: DallasBiff
“Where would Planned Parenthood be today if Steve Jobs had been aborted?”

I am Pro Life; but to answer your question - I would say that that we would be about where we are today in the development and evolution of solid state electronics. I suppose one could ask that question about any number of people such as “where would we be if Jack Kilby or Robert Noyce had been aborted”? But, please don't misunderstand me, Jobs was a true genius for sure.

5 posted on 10/05/2011 8:13:13 PM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: snoringbear
But, please don't misunderstand me, Jobs was a true genius for sure.

That's my point, where would we be if Roe v. Wade had been proclaimed in 1952.

6 posted on 10/05/2011 8:16:55 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

wow, in all the years of engineering, i never heard that. two of my children are adopted. i thank God everyday.

God rest his soul.


7 posted on 10/05/2011 8:23:49 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: DallasBiff
I recently read that his real father had tried to reconcile with him but other than a few emails, Steve would have no part of it. The way I remember it - the father wanted to marry the mother after getting her pregnant but her father would not allow it because he was Syrian. So - the mother travelled to California to give birth and then gave the baby up for adoption.

The rest of the story is - his real mother and father got married after her father died, had a few kids that they raised to be successful people.

Interesting story.....

8 posted on 10/05/2011 8:38:29 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: DallasBiff

I would die if i did not have an ipod, ipad, iphone, idol yada yada.


9 posted on 10/05/2011 8:39:33 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: DallasBiff

Excellent question!!! The World was blessed with Steve Jobs and his genius! There is a big hole left where he once stood! Enjoy Heaven, Steve! Please pray for his family who will miss him so very much!

Wonder how many other geniuses have been aborted?


10 posted on 10/05/2011 8:47:35 PM PDT by Fran B (Love!)
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To: capydick

I recently read that his real father had tried to reconcile with him but other than a few emails, Steve would have no part of it. The way I remember it - the father wanted to marry the mother after getting her pregnant but her father would not allow it because he was Syrian. So - the mother travelled to California to give birth and then gave the baby up for adoption.
The rest of the story is - his real mother and father got married after her father died, had a few kids that they raised to be successful people.

Interesting story.....


Why did you leave the rest of the story out?

The bio parents did marry had a girl, divorced later.

Steve refused to meet with his former political scientist father, who is a Casino bigwhig in Harry Reid’s state. Steve Claims only his adopted parents, (Father.)

His bio Muslim Father said, ‘even if either of them were dying, he wouldn’t pick up the phone and call him.’(meaning Steve).

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Or did I miss that interesting part of the story you posted?


11 posted on 10/05/2011 8:51:18 PM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: DallasBiff

My wife and I had this very conversation tonight.

Makes you wonder what kind of greatness has been aborted.


12 posted on 10/05/2011 8:54:16 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: DallasBiff

I suspect that the mouse and graphical interface would still have been popularized, but perhaps a little later.

Apple was entrenched in schools for decades. And a large part of that was due to the influence of MECC. I’ve heard that Tandy was MECC’s second choice of computer, so perhaps Tandy would have been a long-term survivor.

Recently, Apple has popularized having extreme control over their products. (Little customization, must use app store, can’t run flash or emulators.) This approach is being copied by other companies. So perhaps computers are going to be much more limited in a few years thanks to Steve.

Rest in Peace, Steve.


13 posted on 10/05/2011 8:55:06 PM PDT by MN Mitch
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To: MN Mitch
Wasn't Bloomberg the one who sold the schools on Apple? Those two endeavors started him on the way to the 400.
14 posted on 10/05/2011 9:04:45 PM PDT by cliff630
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To: MN Mitch

Wasn’t Bloomberg the one who sold the schools on Apple?
Also Bloomberg got the stock mkt up on computers early.
Those two endeavors started him on the way to the 400.


15 posted on 10/05/2011 9:06:07 PM PDT by cliff630
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To: DallasBiff

One other aspect of Jobs’ career that people forget, was he was a crucial part of Pixar, which gave us “Toy Story”, “Finding Nemo”, “The Incredibles”, etc.


16 posted on 10/05/2011 9:11:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DallasBiff

I never realized that Steve Jobs was a Muslim.


17 posted on 10/05/2011 9:12:09 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: cliff630
You could be correct. MECC was an organize that was used heavily in the school I went to. So I may have an inflated view of it's influence.

"But the machine met MECC's specs and price, and the market-dominating Radio Shack [Tandy] lost out over bungled paperwork. Soon 500 Apple IIs were heading for Minnesota. The deal was one of Apple's biggest early successes, and helped launch the longtime marriage between the Apple computer and the classroom." Source

Given that it's a local MN paper, it may well also have an inflated view of MECC (originally a MN organization).

MECC went on to make the Oregon Trail and a bunch of other school software for the Apple II. Presumably, some schools bought Apples so they could use the software.

18 posted on 10/05/2011 9:23:55 PM PDT by MN Mitch
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To: trumandogz
17 posts and no one has mentioned the irony of a white woman and a darker muslim having a baby though unwed ... and where that baby ended up.

Oh .... the irony?

ozero mucking up our beautiful and historic executive mansion and a man that actually DID something with his life that made the lives of millions ... perhaps billions ... of people easier, happier, funner and some et cetera's.

19 posted on 10/05/2011 9:29:54 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: trumandogz
I never realized that Steve Jobs was a Muslim.

His biological father was a muslim, but he embraced Buddhism

Anyway this thread is about where we would be if Steve Jobs mother decided to abort Steve Jobs, rather than give him to live life through adoption.

20 posted on 10/05/2011 9:33:28 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: capydick; DallasBiff
And, Steve's biological younger sister is writer Mona Simpson. From Wikipedia:
Jobs, the eldest sibling, was placed for adoption by their then-unmarried parents (who married 10 months later). Her 1987 novel, Anywhere But Here, is dedicated to her mother and "my brother Steve." She first met Jobs when they were adults, after she invited him to a party promoting Anywhere But Here where she revealed that they were siblings; Jobs was 27.

21 posted on 10/05/2011 9:42:11 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Wozniak did the majik with the 6502.

Jobs did nothing less than see into the future.


22 posted on 10/05/2011 9:43:03 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: krb
Jobs did nothing less than see into the future.

Not a bad skill set.

That is, talking Woz into building the Apple I and selling the Volkswagon, and the hanging out in mom's garage.

I'm not here to praise Steven Jobs. I just want to acknowledge what he actually did. And that was good enough.

It gets ugly if you get into details. Like most of our lives.

/johnny

23 posted on 10/05/2011 9:53:22 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: MN Mitch
I suspect that the mouse and graphical interface would still have been popularized, but perhaps a little later.

Xerox at the PARC campus.

Try some history.

/johnny

24 posted on 10/05/2011 9:56:30 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: MN Mitch
You could be correct. MECC was an organize that was used heavily in the school I went to. So I may have an inflated view of it's influence.

You think? Know 8" SSSD floppies? Can you key in a bootstrap code in octal?

Some of us believe in the influence from Bletchly park and the decoding machines were seminal.

And then came vaccum tubes.

/johnny

25 posted on 10/05/2011 10:03:26 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: DallasBiff

I wouldn’t be browsing FR on my iPhone for sure!


26 posted on 10/05/2011 10:35:00 PM PDT by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: capydick
they only stayed married for five years and she married another man who raised her daughter.....and his bio birth provider did not go looking for him...his bio-sister contacted him when he was 27..

He also stated that ‘the only real parents he knew where is adopted parents who raised him’ and he felt that his environment he was raised in influenced his life..

interesting background..
I am an adopted mother..and I'm forever grateful that my son was not aborted but given to us forty years ago..he remains one of my greatest gifts ever, and he calls me mother...

27 posted on 10/05/2011 10:47:50 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: haircutter

Well, he’s not a real American then...


28 posted on 10/05/2011 10:52:32 PM PDT by gman992 ("I'm a conservative. I'm just a happy conservative.")
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To: haircutter

Well, he’s not a real American then...


29 posted on 10/05/2011 10:52:34 PM PDT by gman992 ("I'm a conservative. I'm just a happy conservative.")
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To: haircutter

Well, he’s not a real American then...


30 posted on 10/05/2011 10:52:34 PM PDT by gman992 ("I'm a conservative. I'm just a happy conservative.")
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To: gman992
the information did not state that the bio-birth sperm was born in Syria, just that he was Syrian he very well could have been born in this country.

besides that who the hell cares? all he did was donate sperm.

31 posted on 10/05/2011 11:01:20 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: DallasBiff

This is like asking what if Jesus Christ had been aborted?

A good political propaganda theme, bumpersticker, slogan, for sure, but little else!


32 posted on 10/05/2011 11:04:03 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Of course on the flip side, what if Hitler were aborted?


33 posted on 10/05/2011 11:04:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
One other aspect of Jobs’ career that people forget, was he was a crucial part of Pixar, which gave us “Toy Story”, “Finding Nemo”, “The Incredibles”, etc.

He was the founder. He bought the computer animation department of ILM to start it.

34 posted on 10/05/2011 11:04:53 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: DallasBiff

What if biblical Adam had been aborted? Dude, you wouldn’t be here posting vanities!


35 posted on 10/05/2011 11:04:59 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: dfwgator
What if Barry Manilow, Kenny G, Terry Jacks, Morris Albert, Brbra had been aborted?

Answer: ...it would be!

36 posted on 10/05/2011 11:08:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Especially Kenny G.


37 posted on 10/05/2011 11:09:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JRandomFreeper

Ultra....


38 posted on 10/06/2011 12:09:01 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome
I'm not sure, since I was way, way to young to be briefed on the program, but that code name may still be, technically, Most Secret.

Or TS/SCI over here.

So I won't comment. Except that I did.

/johnny

39 posted on 10/06/2011 12:50:13 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: haircutter
I'm forever grateful that my son was not aborted but given to us forty years ago..he remains one of my greatest gifts ever, and he calls me mother...

Life is rarely a bad choice.

Le Chaiam!

/johnny

40 posted on 10/06/2011 12:52:46 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Enigma...


41 posted on 10/06/2011 2:19:02 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Apple popularized it.
42 posted on 10/06/2011 8:13:40 AM PDT by MN Mitch
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To: JRandomFreeper

How exactly is any of that relevant to the original question?

My original point was that without Apple, another company would likely have become entrenched in schools. A steady trickle of sales would have allowed that company to hang on longer.


43 posted on 10/06/2011 8:13:53 AM PDT by MN Mitch
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To: dfwgator
One other aspect of Jobs’ career that people forget, was he was a crucial part of Pixar, which gave us “Toy Story”, “Finding Nemo”, “The Incredibles”, etc.

That's very interesting. RIP for a brilliant man.

44 posted on 10/06/2011 9:17:16 AM PDT by proud American in Canada
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