Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Aug 2011 20:31 UTC
Apple "My neighbor, Steve Jobs, has been in the news lately. The talk of the town is the recent announcement he will be stepping aside to let other seeds grow at Apple. The business press, the general press, the blogosphere, and just about everybody else has waxed poetic about the 'greatest CEO of all time' saying that this 'boy wonder' has shaped the very nature of our lives with his genius. It's all true, but here in Palo Alto, Steve Jobs isn't just an icon, he's also the guy who lives down the street." I like stories that put a human being behind a public figure. As much as I dislike Apple's recent policies, Jobs is still just a regular person, like all of us. It's easy to forget that when you're sitting behind a glass desk 4000 kilometres away.
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Just regular guys
by ozonehole on Thu 1st Sep 2011 02:47 UTC
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Yes, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, just regular guys. They have friends, families, neighbors, pets. Then they go to the office and proceed to give orders to destroy other companies run by other regular guys, or launch lawsuits that ruin the lives of others. Or hire corporate lobbyists to screw up the law of the land with patents. Even pressure other countries to screw up their laws too. Then they come home and pet the family dog.

Sorry, I don't buy it. You can't be a psychopath at work and just a "regular guy" at home.

Hitler loved animals too. He was a vegetarian. He'd pet his dog, kiss his girlfriend (Eva Braun), then pick up the phone and order a few million more people exterminated. Regular guy.

Edited 2011-09-01 02:48 UTC

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