Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Jan 2011 14:04 UTC
Apple Steve Jobs has just announced he's taking medical leave from the company. Tim Cook will take over his role in Jobs' absence. "At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company," Jobs writes, "I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for all of Apple's day to day operations. I have great confidence that Tim and the rest of the executive management team will do a terrific job executing the exciting plans we have in place for 2011." We wish all the best to Jobs and his family.
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Deal with it.
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 17th Jan 2011 18:05 UTC
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

The cold and harsh reality of the world is that some people are more important than others, and hence, get more attention and/or sympathy. It sucks, but it's the way things are.

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RE: Deal with it.
by theinonen on Mon 17th Jan 2011 19:06 in reply to "Deal with it."
theinonen Member since:
2009-10-06

I agree that Steve Jobs is very important for his family and friends, but if you put things in the right perspective he is just a man with more money than the average person.

I would not put him in the same league as Albert Einstein, James Watt, Alexander Graham Bell, Nikolai Tesla, Thomas Edison, ...etc. People like those laid out the foundations of the modern science and technology.

Steve Jobs has made lots of money, but as a man he is still insignificant and history will not remember him.

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RE[2]: Deal with it.
by rubberneck on Mon 17th Jan 2011 19:24 in reply to "RE: Deal with it."
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2009-06-16

Yeah, they will remember linus torvalds. LOL

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RE[2]: Deal with it.
by ebasconp on Mon 17th Jan 2011 22:01 in reply to "RE: Deal with it."
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

I would not put him in the same league as Albert Einstein, James Watt, Alexander Graham Bell, Nikolai Tesla, Thomas Edison, ...etc. People like those laid out the foundations of the modern science and technology.

Steve Jobs has made lots of money, but as a man he is still insignificant and history will not remember him.


Nobody is setting Steve Jobs in the same league as Albert Einstein... Though I would not set Thomas Edison in Einstein's league neither....

Anyway, how can you say that Steve Jobs will not be remembered? He WROTE the history of personal computing bringing his vision to our homes. Ok, you can argue a lot on the asserts I did, but without Steve Jobs, probably computing science would be still bored and elitist for most of the people.

Edited 2011-01-17 22:02 UTC

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RE[2]: Deal with it.
by DeepThought on Tue 18th Jan 2011 09:37 in reply to "RE: Deal with it."
DeepThought Member since:
2010-07-17

I agree that Steve Jobs is very important for his family and friends,...


... and to the employees of Apple.

I would not put him in the same league as Albert Einstein, James Watt, Alexander Graham Bell, Nikolai Tesla, Thomas Edison, ...etc. People like those laid out the foundations of the modern science and technology.


Just go on the street and ask people who was Edison and what he did to the world ?

Well your list is quiet strange. So how about:
Zuse, Moore and Bushnell.

Without those guys todays life would be very different.

Steve Jobs has made lots of money, but as a man he is still insignificant and history will not remember him.


Oh, I am pretty sure, one or two will remember him w.r.t. the Apple I or Apple II and computer history.

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