[LINK] Jobs not all bad
tomk at unwired.com.au
Sat Oct 8 17:42:14 AEDT 2011
It's OK Steve,
Fred was just quoting Jobs Himself...
"And we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas"
"I mean Picasso had a saying, he said, good artists copy, great artists
So no real mean-spirited intent... It was more a "quoting eulogy"...
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> Wow, Fred Pilcher's mean-spirited diatribe against Steve Jobs
> in today's
> SMH Letters page sure takes the cake. There's a lot not to
> like about
> Jobs, and the cult-of-personality is definitely toxic, but
> Fred himself
> adopts an ironically cultish tone.
> He whinges that all Jobs did was repackage and market existing
> technologies. Would Fred seriously demean the Apple II as mere
> repackaging of existing technologies? I'm happy to admit
> that the Apple
> II changed my life, and absolutely I subscribe to the idea it
> revolutionised computing.
> Fred rants on to casually dismiss Apple's influence on the music
> industry. He says the iPod is nothing special for there are
> other ways
> to deliver digital music. Well, there are all sorts of cars
> on the road
> today but you'd have to say Henry Ford had a lot to do with bringing
> that about. For godsake, Jobs even changed the language! You might
> have an Android device but you still "pod cast" with it.
> that's deep influence, like it or not.
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