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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RE[2]: Deal with it.
by ebasconp on Mon 17th Jan 2011 22:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Deal with it."
ebasconp
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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[3]: Deal with it.
by TheGZeus on Mon 17th Jan 2011 22:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Deal with it."
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

I'd put him in with Henry Ford.
Created a product that improved on what was out there, made everyone want it, and is a horrible person. (Ford was an outspoken anti-Semite)

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