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: Sad
by FunkyELF on Thu 6th Oct 2011 12:17 UTC in reply to "Sad"
FunkyELF
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2006-07-26

Love him or hate him, he was a game changer.


I'll choose the latter. As far as the good or bad outweighing the other... I think the bad far outweighs the good. Most of the good he did was for himself and Apple shareholders; most of the bad he did was for the world of computing and software.

R.I.P Steve, your light was extinguished way too early. You should've lived another 30 years or more.


My prediction... in 30 years the puzzle pieces for the cure to cancer will be held by 7 different companies as greedy as Steve and Apple. They won't be able to come to an agreement and put their pieces together to save a single life.

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RE[2]: Sad
by twitterfire on Thu 6th Oct 2011 21:11 in reply to "RE: Sad"
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11


I'll choose the latter. As far as the good or bad outweighing the other... I think the bad far outweighs the good. Most of the good he did was for himself and Apple shareholders; most of the bad he did was for the world of computing and software.

True enough. Maybe in contrast with mr. Gates which did many good things after he has resigned from MS. But still, many if not most very rich people and billionaires do what common people consider "bad things" as they roam the jungle of capitalism and try to become richer. And being "bad" and eventually greedy doesn't mean that a person deserves to die.


My prediction... in 30 years the puzzle pieces for the cure to cancer will be held by 7 different companies as greedy as Steve and Apple. They won't be able to come to an agreement and put their pieces together to save a single life.

If there will be a cure for cancer, I bet that the "Apples" of pharmaceutical and bioengineering companies will patent some ideas and sue the competition for patent infringement.

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RE[3]: Sad
by Soulbender on Fri 7th Oct 2011 14:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Sad"
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2005-08-18

If there will be a cure for cancer, I bet that the "Apples" of pharmaceutical and bioengineering companies will patent some ideas and sue the competition for patent infringement.


And as opposed to what Apple is doing, that would actually be evil.

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