Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2012 14:51 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Apple Written by Scott Cleland: "With so many fanboys spinning Silicon Valley history, it's sometimes easy to forget about the real chain of events that led to the ongoing Apple-Google thermonuclear war, how the romance turned to hate. This timeline presents an interesting case about why, despite patents and prior art, Steve Jobs had plenty of personal reasons to despise Schmidt, Page, and Brin." Cleland has a very, very good point; quite coherent and well-reasoned... That is, if you haven't got a single shred of historical sense and completely and utterly ignore the 30-odd years of mobile computing development that preceded our current crop of smartphones. It's hard not to be reminded of how certain groups of people dismiss millions of years of fossil records because this record inconveniences their argument. In any case, a comment on the article answered the question properly: "Jobs was a businessman. He was angry he was losing money. Simple."
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by UltraZelda64 on Tue 11th Sep 2012 06:03 UTC
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He was a greedy asshole, er... I mean, a businessman, and didn't like even the thought that he might have to share the money of the economy with companies other than his own, and people who are not either himself or working under him for his company. It's quite simple, really.

It's just like sports fans rooting for their favorite team(s) and hoping the other teams lose. Only in this guy's case, these "teams" are individual corporations (his own Apple) and the "score" is money. Never mind the fact that Steve was a crooked asshole and "cheated" to get his ways--a trait Apple seems to have not lost, as they continue to sue over dumb shit relating to pointless patents against Android.

Edited 2012-09-11 06:06 UTC

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