Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Oct 2011 00:02 UTC
Apple On its website, Apple has just confirmed that its co-founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs, has passed away at age 56. After bringing the company back from the brink of bankruptcy and turning it into one of the world's most succesful technology companies, Jobs lost the battle with pancreatic cancer.
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RE[2]: In heaven
by henderson101 on Mon 10th Oct 2011 11:50 UTC in reply to "RE: In heaven"
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One thing is sure, Jobs knew about people starving and people slowly dying because of lack of medicines

Don't take this the wrong way - it doesn't matter how much money you throw at a problem, unless the people in government and the countrywide infrastructure is willing to change to accommodate the "help" given, it is like pouring water in to a sieve. The money leaks out of the sides before it reaches the intended recipients. Without creating a base, the tower will topple. It all goes down to the (paraphrased by me) saying "You can give a man a fish and he eats for one day, teach him to fish and he eats for a lifetime".

Pointing at the people in this world that have enough balls to start companies and make a fortune is all well and good, but assuming that they owe the world a free lunch is also pretty flawed. Gates feels like he has to give something back. Jobs spent the last 10+ years slowly dying. Some people have different priorities. By all accounts, Jobs seems to have been a pretty nice guy on a *personal* level (as opposed to "in business") - who knows what might have happened if he's had the luxury of health.

...kept on wasting money on luxuries

And the president of the US flies in a private jet. Your point?

I don't wish to be in his place.

I'm not sure you were invited.

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