[LINK] Jobs not all bad

grove at zeta.org.au grove at zeta.org.au
Thu Oct 13 12:27:02 AEDT 2011

My opinion of Steve Jobs is that like all of us, he was just 
a human being.   He was gifted with some extraordinary opportunities and 
knew how to take them into his control.   Maybe his wandering years in 
India and visiting ashrams and dropping acid did teach him how to create a 
"reality distortion field"?   But I am just kidding of course.

There are people who come along and create vicariously through others, 
thereby amplifying their own capabilities - Frank Zappa comes to mind here. 
He was a brilliant composer for sure, but he had to drive his musicians 
to make coherent sense of his conceptual ideas.    Likewise, Jobs knew 
intuitively what worked in both a technical and aesthetic sense and could see 
conceptually what would follow.  The fact he knew what would sell 
and how to sell it does not make him inherently evil.


Rachel Polanskis                 Kingswood, Greater Western Sydney, Australia
grove at zeta.org.au                http://www.zeta.org.au/~grove/grove.html
    "The perversity of the Universe tends towards a maximum." - Finagle's Law

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