Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 11:37 UTC
Legal Back in 2010, Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, and a few others settled with the US Department of Justice regarding their anti-poaching agreements concerning employees. While the CEOs did a good job of escaping possible prosecution, the affected employees filed a class action lawsuit about this, and judge Lucy Koh has just unsealed a number of emails concerning this case. They paint a pretty grim picture of Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt engaging in mafia practices, threatening smaller companies with patent litigation if they didn't agree to the no-poaching agreements, or demanding to handle matters verbally as to not leave a paper trail.
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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 19:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

It's not likely to ever get solved, but you can realize that this is how the world works and don't waste energy being surprised, angry or disappointed when another story arrises.

There is no reason to be surprised when Steve Jobs' name is right there in the title. That guy was a grade-A dick, didn't give a damn about right and wrong. One down, ...many more to go. Problem is, more will just pop up in their places, so as you said... it will not likely end. That's just human nature. This kind of crooked behavior might as well just be expected.

It's funny how more and more of his dark sides appear after death. A wonder what Apple fans are thinking of their god now... they probably have to change their interpretations of the sacred words contained in their Fruity Bible.

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 20:12 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-05-12

I don't think Steve has godlike status amongst Apple fans, save for the insane ones. He was the personification of Apple and its biggest salesman. He hyped a crowd that wanted to be hyped.

But that happened maybe twice a year. The other 363 days Apple users use Apple stuff, that's what they want and they can still do that even now Steve is gone.

Whatever dark secrets of Steve are revealed, I don't think anyone would care that much. Considering that he could be unpleasant on a consistant basis I'm sure their are plenty of stories about him that aren't flattering.

In the end because of him there is Apple stuff and that's what most people really care about.

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