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[3]: In heaven
by Nth_Man on Mon 10th Oct 2011 12:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: In heaven"
Nth_Man
Member since:
2010-05-16

> > One thing is sure, Jobs knew about people starving
> > and people slowly dying because of lack of
> > medicines

> > ...kept on wasting money on luxuries
> > http://www.celebritycars.tv/steve-jobs-car-pics

There are many ways to understand this:
1) Thinking about it a long time.
2) Seeing your children looking at you, slowly and painfully dying because of lack of medicines... while others waste their money in luxury cars, buy another luxury car while the first is still OK, etc.
3) Etc.


> > I don't wish to be in his place.
> I'm not sure you were invited.
I don't think I was. Anyway, you can be in a place without being invited, you know.


> And the president of the US flies in a private jet.

It's a luxury for him? Could he travel safely, with the same efficiency, by another less expensive(*) means?

(*) The ones who end up paying that... are other people, of course. That money could be spent in public health, for example. So it's not an unimportant matter. The question is not trivial to answer.

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RE[4]: In heaven
by henderson101 on Tue 11th Oct 2011 20:11 in reply to "RE[3]: In heaven"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

There are many ways to understand this:
1) Thinking about it a long time.
2) Seeing your children looking at you, slowly and painfully dying because of lack of medicines... while others waste their money in luxury cars, buy another luxury car while the first is still OK, etc.
3) Etc.


There's a vagrant who begs out side of a tube station in London near where I work. He looks sober, he doesn't look like a drug user. He asks for money every day, morning and evening. He looks like he needs a bath. He says things such as "just trying to get enough money to stay in a hostel tonight." Most people ignore him. Why? Because every day he wants more. I could give him money every day and it wouldn't be enough. That is the real issue. No matter how much I give, it's not ever going to be enough. I work hard every day to feed my family. I was not put on earth to support his lifestyle. I'm sure he didn't choose to be homeless, but he embodies the neediness and futility of existence.


> I'm not sure you were invited.
I don't think I was. Anyway, you can be in a place without being invited, you know.


And there's no such thing as a free lunch.


"And the president of the US flies in a private jet.


It's a luxury for him? Could he travel safely, with the same efficiency, by another less expensive(*) means?i
"

You need to look at the car Bill Gates drives. And the fact that Bill Clinton had to pass a statute just so that he could be allowed to drive it in the US. Bill Gates is one of the biggest benefactors for charity in Tech. In other words, a car is a car.

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