Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2012 14:51 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Apple Written by Scott Cleland: "With so many fanboys spinning Silicon Valley history, it's sometimes easy to forget about the real chain of events that led to the ongoing Apple-Google thermonuclear war, how the romance turned to hate. This timeline presents an interesting case about why, despite patents and prior art, Steve Jobs had plenty of personal reasons to despise Schmidt, Page, and Brin." Cleland has a very, very good point; quite coherent and well-reasoned... That is, if you haven't got a single shred of historical sense and completely and utterly ignore the 30-odd years of mobile computing development that preceded our current crop of smartphones. It's hard not to be reminded of how certain groups of people dismiss millions of years of fossil records because this record inconveniences their argument. In any case, a comment on the article answered the question properly: "Jobs was a businessman. He was angry he was losing money. Simple."
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Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Mon 10th Sep 2012 15:28 UTC
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"he had been betrayed by the two young men he had been attempting to mentor."

What an utterly arrogant opinion to hold. Even in the timeline in question, Google were a hugely successful multi-million dollar business and Schmidt (et al) were anything by "n00bs" needing the guidance of Jobs.

I swear to God, peoples evangelical views of Apple just get crazier and crazier.

Anyhow, and @Thom; if you think the article is BS, then why publish it here?

Edited 2012-09-10 15:31 UTC

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