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To: Revolting cat!

Yes, the piece is respectful of Jobs while still profoundly elegant in pointing out the flaws in his faith in technology.

Sadly, the kneejerk dismissals and thumb-nosing that followed this thread exposed how little real thinking goes on by some folks here on FR.


34 posted on 10/09/2011 10:13:20 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat
You flatter yourself by placing yourself on a higher moral plane over others on this forum.

In reality, Steve Jobs was ruthless. He was an arrogant tyrant who ruled the early Apple Corporation with an iron fist. Jobs also commandeered much of Wozniak's ideas and took full credit for them.

Just ask some of Apple's first engineers who helped develop the company. They worked 20 hour days, for months straight, and when some of them finally could not take it any more, Jobs fired them, yelled at them, called them names and abused them. And then demanded that they give him even more.

If you wish to make this man a hero and see him as someone to be greatly admired and respected, then I feel sorry for you.

If you think for a second that what I am saying about the man is out of line, simply go check out the movie “The Pirates of Silicone Valley”. Or read the book, as well as look into Steve Wozniak's biography. You will be shocked to learn what a monster Steve Jobs truly was in his early career.

Jobs did mellow out in recent years, after Apple nearly went bankrupt in the ‘90’s, but that hardly excuses who and what he was and how he destroyed people to get to the top.

And he definitely is nobody to enshrine.

35 posted on 10/09/2011 10:36:15 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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