Yeah, not an Apple Fan Boy here, but I certainly recognise his contribution to modern living and lifestyles.
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By visionary, genius etc, I am not at all referring to any product starting with "i". That rules out most of Apple's ruthless marketing and legal morality issues. This is not about Apple, this is about a man who has without any doubt made a HUGE impact on the IT world and without him, things would be very different. If you think otherwise, then you're either too young or ignorant to remember when he was actually making a difference and laying the foundations for today's electronic and computational impact. And this is coming from me - probably the most anti-Apple person in this entire community. That opinion however will not cloud or otherwise bias my judgement of a man who has done more for us than we could possibly conceive.
RIP Steve Jobs, his successor certainly has very big shoes to fill. Lets hope apple keeps the same goals and inspirations.
I didn't buy an iPod.
I don't possess an iPhone.
I don't own an iPad.
Yet, somehow, I still survive.
So, who needs junk?
Moreover, who needs expensive junk?
I don't seem to recall this much reaction when Robert Norton Noyce died. Without him Jobs and all the others would be nothing.
So you obviously discount the contribution to the computer world Bill Gates has made, let's not forget Steve Jobs has done loads to stifle technolog development, multiple law suits like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 so as not to encroach on Apples dominance, or the fact that Apple does not allow other OS's on their hardware or their OS's on other Hardware. And the fact that apple decided to lock out the use of non apple hard drives.
No Apple/Jobs does not stifle innovation, unless the innovations compete with apples/Jobs bottomline.
Please do not taint the word Visionary with this mans name, it's disrespectful to true visionaries.
You are talking specifically about Apple as it is now. As others have said, Steve Jobs was no angel, and Apple has its faults, but you cannot deny that Apple and Steve Jobs have made a massive impression on the world.
You have absolutely no idea what a visionary is if you think that Steve Jobs wasn't one.
What? You can install Windows on Mac's fine. You can use your own hard drives fine. If you are referring to the macbook air that has oddly shaped SSDs to fit the form factor, you can still get third party drives for those.Quote:
or the fact that Apple does not allow other OS's on their hardware or their OS's on other Hardware. And the fact that apple decided to lock out the use of non apple hard drives.
The Anti Apple crowd are just as stupid and love tripping over themselves as much as the hardline apple fanboys.
May I point out some of the biggest positive changes to the world (not just in IT) have been from the less savoury characters.