[LINK] What Do Steve Jobs' Obituaries Leave Out? His Appreciation for LSD

David Goldstein wavey_one at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 11 17:52:49 AEDT 2011

It's a shame there isn't more focus on Jobs' greed and his lack of philanthropy. So much so he pulled all Apple's philanthropic programmes when he rejoined the company, and apart from Bono bleating about some miserable giving, there is no record of Jobs or Apple having given a cent since.
And there's the appalling environmental record in China, recently labelled the worst technology company doing business in China. And languishing near the bottom of Greenpeace's Greener Guide to Electronics. Oh, and let's not forget the miserable working conditions of Foxconn employees that Apple seems to have done nothing about. Maybe Apple should attach a label to each product saying how many people died making it!
But for, see the 2 articles below:
 What Everyone Is Too Polite to Say About Steve Jobs
In the days after Steve Jobs' death, friends and colleagues have, in customary fashion, been sharing their fondest memories of the Apple co-founder. He's been hailed as "a genius" and "the greatest CEO of his generation" by pundits and tech journalists. But a great man's reputation can withstand a full accounting. And, truth be told, Jobs could be terrible to people, and his impact on the world was not uniformly positive.
http://gawker.com/5847344/what-everyone-is-too-polite-to-say-about-steve-jobsRemembering Steve Jobs’ Record on Workers’ Rights
Yesterday, Twitter was abuzz with reactions to Steve Jobs’ resignation as CEO of Apple, among reports that his health is in bad condition. Progressives and conservatives alike praised Jobs as someone who had revolutionized industry with Apple’s innovative computer designs. "Thanks Steve for pushing for designs that have humans at the center," blogger Ario Jafarzadeh tweeted.

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>   What Do Steve Jobs' Obituaries Leave Out? His Appreciation for LSD
> Apple's legendary co-founder Steve Jobs said acid was one of the most 
> important things he did in his life.
> /October 7, 2011
> http://www.alternet.org/story/152665/what_do_steve_jobs%27_obituaries_leave_out_his_appreciation_for_lsd
> /
> The death of *Steve Jobs*, the legendary co-founder and CEO of Apple, 
> appears to have touched people around the world in a deeply personal 
> way. Photos of memorials 
> <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/06/business/steve-jobs-of-apple-dies-at-56.html?_r=1&hp>—from 
> the makeshift to the high-tech; from Palo Alto, Calif., where he lived, 
> to Pakistan and Peru—are circulating on millions of MacBooks and iPads 
> and iPhones and other revolutionary products that he designed and 
> retailed with such genius. Today his face is everywhere, his 
> rags-to-riches saga retold, his entrepreneurial impact on the tech 
> industry classed with the likes of *Thomas Edison* and *Henry Ford*. The 
> media is already drafting his legacy, tossing out wise and witty things 
> he said over the four fearless decades of his career. One of the most 
> meaningful to us at The Fix was what he said in a commencement address 
> <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe-peyronnin/steve-jobs-the-irevolutio_b_998172.html> 
> at 
> Stanford University in 2005, a year after his cancer diagnosis: "Your 
> time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't 
> be 
> trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people's 
> thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own 
> inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart 
> and intuition.…Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and 
> the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great 
> work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you 
> haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle."
> But equally suggestive, at least to us, is a quote from Steve Jobs 
> to/ New York Times/ reporter *John Markoff,* who interviewed him for his 
> 2005 book What the Doormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped 
> the Personal Computer. Speaking about his youthful experiments with 
> psychedelics, Jobs said, "Doing LSD was one of the two or three most 
> important things I have done in my life."  He was hardly alone among 
> computer scientists in his appreciation of hallucinogenics and their 
> capacity to liberate human thought from the prison of the mind. Jobs 
> even let drop 
> <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ryan-grim/read-the-never-before-pub_b_227887.html> 
> that 
> Microsoft's *Bill Gates* would "be a broader guy if he had dropped acid 
> once." Apple's mantra was"Think different." Jobs did. And he 
> credited 
> his use of LSD as a major reason for his success.
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