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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Malign influence
by twitterfire on Mon 10th Oct 2011 16:31 UTC
twitterfire
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2008-09-11

RMS said in an interview that: "Jobs exerted 'malign influence' on computing" http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/10/10/stallman_glad_jobs_gone/

I generally tend to agree with RMS. While I neither like nor approve the ways his ideas came into life; GNU, GPL, etc., I think the man has a clear vision of the past, the present and the future of not only computing, but politics and many more.

He is right about this: Jobs exerted a 'malign influence ' on computing.

But, but, but Bill Gates, Larry Ellison and maybe mr. RMS himself could have 'exerted some malign influence into computing', too.

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RE: Malign influence
by zima on Tue 11th Oct 2011 23:45 in reply to "Malign influence"
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2005-07-06

Saint iGNUcius, "malign influence"?! Heresy!

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