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I thought it was common knowledge that he was basically a nasty asshole. Micromanaged everything, total control freak, didnt trust anyone, created very strange rules at Apple, was down right mean to people to force his way on them.
Honestly though, many of the greatest minds were like this.
because everyone had to respect the 48 hours respect deadline,
not many people knew him, except the quote the apple PR department allowed news channels to publish,
as of foxcon, pretty much every kind of electronics, for various companies are produced there, it stuck on apple, because everyone hate their smug user base and wanted to make something awful stick to them, slave labor is good for now,
the whole article read like a mashup of other articles which were mashups of PR lines, nothing new there..
I said it on twitter yesterday...but I like the part where he cursed at people. Also, the MobileMe shit is awesome.
I heard that he spat at children and once superglued an underling's lips to their desk for talking without his permission.
He had a sense of morality and would not let his phones be used for propaganda, porn and other questionable information that less then 5% of the population support. For example Vogue has pushed the sexuality of children. We wont even get into the 'other' argument of the glitter fairies. (both that destroy family values.) However GAWKER calls this censorship and authoritarian...Of course GAWKER calls that authoritarian, their goal is to support a moral-less society which is working out fantastic by the way. (this is really the basis of GAWKERS argument.)
Heaven forbid employees steal and release your technology to the competitors and or bloggers. This is a private corporation, they can search employee phones and computers for leakers. A tech company would have much higher security vs a cookie shop. But even KFC kept their receipe in a secret safe along with coca cola. If these employees gave the tech or information to outside personell then they're in fact guilty of transporting corporate secrets. Funny how people aren't upset the govt does this and actually uses murder to silence opinion or unions. hehe
I mean we have people that actually want to uphold law and hold people accountable for illegal activity. Unbelievable! We have a corporation that wants to protect its product from spies and technology leaks. Unbelievable.
China. enough said.
Ryan from the GAWKER reminds me of this guy. If you haven't seen this its pretty spectucular. Especially the end where he actually wants to sell his product. OIH!
Is Gawker who owns Gizmodo just pissed at apple because they got banned from keynote because bought lost / stolen phone and published it?
With all the recent praise and admiration for Steve Jobs, as well as Godlike and celebrity status that has been given to Mr. Jobs, it was only a matter of time that someone published an article that showed the darkside of Steve Jobs.
What a bunch of sour cunts.
No one ever said Jobs was a saint.
This page-hit-commerce, contrarian journalism needs to take a fucking break.
Before he was deposed from Apple the first time around, Jobs already had a reputation internally for acting like a tyrant. Jobs regularly belittled people, swore at them, and pressured them until they reached their breaking point
That was Jobs in the 80's, and is what caused him to lose his spot.
He came back more relaxed in the late 90's.
Apple's success has been built literally on the backs of Chinese workers, many of them children and all of them enduring long shifts and the specter of brutal penalties for mistakes. And, for all his talk of enabling individual expression, Jobs imposed paranoid rules that centralized control of who could say what on his devices and in his company.
everybody's success has been built on the back of chinese workers
I really wish these outlets wouldn't use the frail photos of Jobs. While I am not canonizing him with testimonials, I do find it a bit tasteless. I don't know.
Sounds like the same Steve Jobs I have always heard about.
- Nobody gets rich for being nice, I mean look at the quote Jobs used. "Good artists borrow, great artist steal."kgvs72
- Quote from one of his favorite bands, U2, "Every poet is a thief".CygnusZero4
- This was "appropriated" by Bono from another Irishman - Oscar Wilde (kind of an in-joke)Centigrade
Also, Gawker is just mad still about getting raided over at Gizmodo.
I remember some interview many years ago with a guy that used to work closely with Jobs, and he said he would regularly call people 'incompetent' over mistakes that most would consider very minor.
If someone mentioned an idea that he didnt like, he would shake his head like an arrogant ass and look at the walls and shit while they were telling him about these ideas he did not like.
All this stuff has been known about him and public for a long time, but the thing is, the positive things he's done seem to overshadow how much of a dick he was to nice people.
Did anyone mention yet,
that he was an Aaa-Rab??
Look, Steve Jobs was good at making tech products. No one is calling him a messiah or a prototype for the perfect world leader or designer.
Plus - Tim Cook was the one in charge of the product line manufacturing process, if I am not mistaken.
I really don't hate on him for this stuff everyone's talking about. When you're bleeding the edge, there's no margin for fucking up. You have to separate the wheat from the chaff.
...but people are calling him the messiah and a perfect world leader AND a designer though. He was eulogized and idealised ad nauseam before and after his death. I seriously think Apple fans are like religious fanatics sometimes, I've heard that comparison before and thought it was a hyperbole but recent days have proved it.