With the announcement of Steve Jobs death and the worldwide outpouring of sympathy I would like to ask... what did Steve Jobs really give the
This morning Twitter is full of comments such as "A legend and innovator that pushed us forward in technology"
No offence, but so what?!?!
What did this really achieve... we can add one sentence comments about "just making a cup of tea" onto a website while on the move. We have some fancy
gadgets that look cool. The letter "i" has become a title... just stick it in front of anything and it’s become the latest trend.
And the "i" is important... Because for me it's use represents a change in human physiological behaviour... One from that of “community” and
“group thinking” to that of the all important “me”.
iWant iNeed iMust iDont Care
!! The selfish "i"
While we all bask in this man’s glory and celebrate his achievements everybody conveniently forgets the effects of this, so called, progress and
Let’s look at the human impact...
Such as the 16 Chinese workers who jumped from the Foxconn building, due to poor working conditions. And the 20 others who were stopped from jumping
by the factory security!!!
What about the environmental impact...
While apple paraded its "green" image around, for all to see, it failed to tell us the environmental record of the many companies it used in its
In the Chinese city of Kunshan, accessory manufacturer Kaedar Electronics and printed circuit board maker Unimicron have allegedly been discharging
waste water and harmful gas from their plants, causing nearby residents to worry about their health, according to the report.
Now, while the bulk of the blame has to be shouldered by the individual companies who directly carry out environmental crimes it cannot be ignored
that Apple turned a blind eye. It seems that bringing innovation and maintaining profits is placed above all else.
Steve Jobs for me was a clever man, yes. And it is sad when anyone dies. But this outpouring of sympathy is misplaced in my opinion. This outpouring
demonstrates just how blinded by the gifts of the slave masters we really are.
Oh thank you Steve Jobs... Who cares about some suicidal workers and pollution when i can Tweet 24/7 and download apps to my Iphone.
We have been mesmerised with tricks and toys while the thieves pick our pockets.
Flame away you Steve Jobs lovers... I know you will accuse me of being insensitive and exploiting his death for my own message, but I would prefer to
remember the 400,000 employees exploited to make apples toys.
I would like to end by asking this one simple question...
Would the word have been that worse off had Steve Jobs decided to become a gardener?
edit on 6-10-2011 by Muckster because: spelling