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LowSky
October 8th, 2011, 04:07 PM
http://gizmodo.com/5847906/strange-misguided-man-glad-steve-jobs-has-died
http://stallman.org/archives/2011-jul-oct.html#06_October_2011_%28Steve_Jobs%29

Just read this on multiple sites. I knew the man was cold but damn that was angry!

MG&TL
October 8th, 2011, 04:17 PM
Aww. I think I just shattered my little bubble about Stallmann. I assumed he would be a benevolent, kindly old man with a beard, pipe, and slippers, telling enthusiastic newbies to take it slow, and about making GNU and Emacs.

haqking
October 8th, 2011, 04:18 PM
http://gizmodo.com/5847906/strange-misguided-man-glad-steve-jobs-has-died
http://stallman.org/archives/2011-jul-oct.html#06_October_2011_%28Steve_Jobs%29

Just read this on multiple sites. I knew the man was cold but damn that was angry!

it was debated here yesterday FYI

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1856179

interesting reading ;-)

Mikeb85
October 8th, 2011, 04:26 PM
Poor choice of timing on his part. I think some of the bitterness might be because everyone is comparing Jobs to the second coming of Gandhi, Christ, etc...

Most of what is attributed to Jobs isn't justified IMO. He didn't invent the GUI or mouse (Xerox did), he was already gone from Apple when they became big in the 80's/early 90's, he merely injected them with a new sense of purpose and brilliant marketing upon his return.

Jobs, while determined, wasn't as brilliant as people make him out to be, and like us all, was a flawed man. As much as I disagreed with his vision of computing, the world, at least for those closest to him, isn't a better place with him gone (our biggest impact and IMO purpose in life is how we affect the people in our everyday lives).

Anyhow, may Jobs rest in peace (or if you're Buddhist, have a favourable reincarnation).

haqking
October 8th, 2011, 04:30 PM
Anyhow, may Jobs rest in peace (or if you're Buddhist, have a favourable reincarnation).

As a microsoft employee....sometimes life is funny like that ;-)

Nano Geek
October 8th, 2011, 04:37 PM
Poor choice of timing on his part. I think some of the bitterness might be because everyone is comparing Jobs to the second coming of Gandhi, Christ, etc...

Most of what is attributed to Jobs isn't justified IMO. He didn't invent the GUI or mouse (Xerox did), he was already gone from Apple when they became big in the 80's/early 90's, he merely injected them with a new sense of purpose and brilliant marketing upon his return.

Jobs, while determined, wasn't as brilliant as people make him out to be, and like us all, was a flawed man. As much as I disagreed with his vision of computing, the world, at least for those closest to him, isn't a better place with him gone (our biggest impact and IMO purpose in life is how we affect the people in our everyday lives).

Anyhow, may Jobs rest in peace (or if you're Buddhist, have a favourable reincarnation).

I don't think anyone's trying to make Jobs a messiah. You're right, the man didn't directly invent those products. However, what he has was vision. He made ideas that used to be tech demos into real usable products. There wasn't a phone like the iPhone before it came out. Everyone "knew" that tablet computers wouldn't sell and that the iPad lacked all the necessary features. Yet somehow Steve Jobs knew exactly what people wanted even before they did. That was his legacy.

CharlesA
October 8th, 2011, 04:57 PM
Since the other thread was closed - this one is closed as well.