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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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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

General Patton was a ruthless arrogant tyrant who yelled at people, called them names and abused them.

Everything you say about Jobs has been long known, Captain Obvious. That’s how such leaders are. Nice guys finish last, and we certainly owe sympathy to those that such tyrants have hurt. But we are on the outside and not the abused ones. Here in the boondocks, some love me, some hate me. Should Steve Jobs’ kids despise their father because of all the things PSYCHO-FREEP said about him, that may or may not be completely true?


36 posted on 10/09/2011 2:43:30 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

You insult yourself by not even reading the piece I posted. If you had, you would not have assumed all you did by saying I made him a hero.


37 posted on 10/09/2011 5:32:20 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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