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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RE: how history will treat them
by tylerdurden on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 06:54 UTC in reply to "how history will treat them"
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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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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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tylerdurden Member since:

First off, some research on malaria vaccines is funded in part by Bill Gates' foundation. Stretching that to assign the eradication of the disease with Bill Gates himself is a magnificent leap IMO.

Rockefeller and Carnegie are two names associated with unmitigated greed, corruption, and power.

Getting your history from press releases from the interested parties provides a very flawed and partial vision. FYI.

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