Sorry.. i dont post much here but the derogatory comments towards steve jobs are just as sheepish as the comments painting him as a matyr. He was a
brilliant man, one of our modern thinkers. We are always asking "where are the inventors of today, oh the NWO must have got them all brainwashed",
when in reality, they are alive and well, in their 50s. we just happened to lose one this week.
Between Woz and Jobs in the 70s, we got colour monitors. Woz was the engineer responsible for figuring out how to get colour onto a CRT screen using
minimal parts. Jobs was the guy who made sure it was actually economically viable to do.
We got room sized devices, shrunk down to fit in a house, and then again in our pockets.. isnt that somewhat amazing? This guy helped do that. His
combined genius with other engineers has made science fiction somewhat possible in the communication and personal pc space.. Although im sure no one
even remembers Engineers telling people that pc's would one day be the size of warehouses etc.
I understand what you are saying in regards to the whole adding to consumerism culture and being an elitest, sure. but you cannot deny the fact that
the man had a major role in getting personal technology to where it is today.
I've probably re-written the next couple of lines over and over because there is just no way to write it without being flamed, but here goes: without
this guy, we wouldn't be where we are in the field of technology/personal communications. we take for granted what we have. The guy wasn't a godlike
visionary like many paint him as, but you cannot deny his contribution to the advancement of human technology, even if its in the personal/consumerism
As for the foxconn stuff, he is not innocent of that. but at the same time, its what happens when you contract out the manufacturing of goods to a
external company. its out of your hands. For the record, foxconn make A LOT more parts than just apple. Samsung screen frames, PC cases, chips, you
name it, they make it. routers, switches, PCIE cards.. so its a foxconn problem, not an apple problem and the conditions to which the workers there
are put under. its not humane.
Anyway. i know this will be flamed, but you are honestly brainwashed by your own conspiracy theories if you deny what this guy actually did for us.
edit on 6-10-2011 by faaip because: (no reason given)