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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Breathless in Palo Alto
by ameasures on Wed 31st Aug 2011 22:23 UTC
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She has a point but she seems to be hyper ventilating while making it.

Steve Jobs has been a public and corporate icon; a vision obsessed guy rather than a bean counting droid; the world needs a few more like him in that respect.

He is also a famiy guy with a need for regular privacy. The whole cancer thing is tough on anyone; and also very hard for his kids.

Some of the recent jibes and abuse, on OSNes, wrt Steve Jobs seemed out of order and saddening.

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