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Steve Jobs Passes Away
post Oct 6 2011, 19:35
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I'm sure everybody know by know, but yesterday, after struggling with cancer for years, at the age of 56(!) Steve Jobs passed away.

He was the person that made the iPods ubiquitous, and with them, the AAC format.


I would surely miss him.


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post Oct 15 2011, 16:11
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QUOTE (sthayashi @ Oct 15 2011, 07:35) *
I find it mildly amusing that people are criticizing Steve Jobs for his lack of philanthropy or the Foxconn factory conditions. The reason he is being talked about is that his work has had a direct influence on first world culture in such a way that it is difficult to imagine what it would be like without it. And that is a rare thing to say about any individual.
As greynol wrote: Steve Jobs was a capitalistic business man. The last thing i would do is to claim about a lack of philanthropy. From the point of view of a business man there is no reason to have problems with the situation in FoxxConn: it is part of business to let worker work as long as possible and as cheap as possible. In that sense: he was a good businees man - good for apple, bad for the people in china, but not as bad as not being useful for the world market at all and starving from hunger. What a cynical economy system where exploitation is the condition to survive! Before a simple idea get some influence on "first world culture" (!) it has to be brought under a huge group of "first world people" that automatically means that they must be able to afford the products which is a matter of price which in turn has to be low. It is strange how people can think that having some ideas is a greater deed than having the worldwide power of a big company that has nothing to do with culture. It might be that you can't imagine what the world would be without the cultural influence of apple products - i however can imagine what the world could be if digital technology would not be on duty of profit. But for you that is probably a different topic.

(Sorry, my english is by far not good enough for such an earnest topic)

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- kwanbis   Steve Jobs Passes Away   Oct 6 2011, 19:35
- - seVen   Stay hungry, stay foolish... Goodbye, Steve.   Oct 6 2011, 19:49
- - mudlord   I don't see the big deal. some famous person d...   Oct 6 2011, 21:24
- - Northpack   Every day important and merited people die - most ...   Oct 6 2011, 21:36
- - pdq   Sure important people die all the time, but how ma...   Oct 6 2011, 21:56
- - Northpack   Steve Jobs was a manager. He lead a company that d...   Oct 6 2011, 22:27
- - Destroid   Agree with Northpack, the head-figure thing and th...   Oct 6 2011, 22:42
- - q-stankovic   I want to add one point to northpacks comment: be...   Oct 8 2011, 23:43
- - db1989   Yep, Apple were no different (absurd working condi...   Oct 10 2011, 20:06
- - greynol   Apple could have kept much of their production in ...   Oct 11 2011, 10:30
- - sthayashi   I'll preface this post by saying that I have n...   Oct 15 2011, 06:35
- - q-stankovic   QUOTE (sthayashi @ Oct 15 2011, 07:35) I ...   Oct 15 2011, 16:11
|- - sthayashi   QUOTE (q-stankovic @ Oct 15 2011, 11...   Oct 16 2011, 08:24
|- - greynol   QUOTE (sthayashi @ Oct 16 2011, 00:24) Al...   Oct 17 2011, 18:07
|- - sthayashi   Greynol, I never said or intended it to be a ...   Oct 18 2011, 05:32
- - greynol   I am being a discourteous and unkind asshole; so b...   Oct 18 2011, 20:05
- - IgorC   I won't be a guy who will talk bad about Steve...   Oct 23 2011, 19:49
- - kraut   QUOTE It's usually considered a courtesy and k...   Oct 25 2011, 08:46
- - polemon   It kinda kicked me in the guts, when I learned abo...   Oct 27 2011, 05:32

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