Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Oct 2011 23:17 UTC, submitted by jello
Apple So, how serious is the legal battle between Apple and the various Android phone makers, really? Surely, it's just logical business sense that's behind it, right? Calculated, well-planned precision strikes designed to hurt Android where simply making better, more innovative products isn't enough? Well, no, not really. We already knew Steve Jobs took this personal - now we know just how personal.
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how history will treat them
by unclefester on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 05:04 UTC
unclefester
Member since:
2007-01-13

In 100 years time Steve Jobs will probably be considered as nothing more than a 21st century robber baron and showman. Bill Gates will probably be remembered as The Man Who Cured Malaria.

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

In 100 years neither will be remembered. For multiple reasons.

The next big thing, and more significant technological development, will inevitably come around which will make Jobs and Gates "achievements" insignificant in the big scheme of things. Both will be a curious historical footnote if anything.

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Malaria affects 225 million people each year and kills 800,000 (mostly children) every year.

The first ever effective malaria vaccine has just been announced. The vaccine research was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation because virtually every other medical research team has considered this an impossible acheivement.

Eliminating malaria will rate as an achievement on par with the development as the printing press.

JD Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie are still immensely influential long after they died because of their charitable contributions. Bill Gates will be too.

Jobs will (at best) be remembered a a self-centred arsehole who sold overpriced consumer junk to the gullible. Steve Jobs - the PT Barnum of the early 21st century.

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twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

In 100 years time Steve Jobs will probably be considered as nothing more than a 21st century robber baron and showman. Bill Gates will probably be remembered as The Man Who Cured Malaria.


As opposed to Denis Ritchie who co-autored the C language.

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foregam Member since:
2010-11-17

You know, you could at least pay him as much respect as to spell his name correctly. And no, he didn't 'co-autor' C. He comes second on the cover of K&R C yet he developed it by himself. He was wise enough to listen to other people's good ideas, that's it.

Edited 2011-10-22 15:06 UTC

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