[LINK] Respecting Jobs

David Goldstein wavey_one at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 25 19:57:34 AEDT 2011

An article in today's Guardian sums up Jobs' legacy best and says in part:
"The truth? In many ways Apple is just another very profitable company, which in July announced that its revenues were $28.57bn, up 90% year-on-year, with profits of 
$7.31bn, up 124% year-on-year. It is visionary in its products and 
marketing techniques, but conventional in its working practices and 
goals. It is, like most world-munching corporations, a feudal hierarchy.
 There is nothing visionary in transferring the manufacture of your 
products from the US to China, and subcontracting the work to other 
companies, thereby circumventing labour laws, as Apple did 10 years ago.
 The working conditions of those who manufacture the products are 
appalling and ill paid."

----- Original Message -----
> From: Tom Koltai <tomk at unwired.com.au>
> To: 'Fernando Cassia' <fcassia at gmail.com>; 'kim holburn' <kim at holburn.net>
> Cc: 'Link list' <link at anu.edu.au>
> Sent: Tuesday, 25 October 2011 6:23 PM
> Subject: Re: [LINK] Respecting Jobs
>>  -----Original Message-----
>>  From: link-bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au 
>>  [mailto:link-bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Fernando Cassia
>>  Sent: Tuesday, 25 October 2011 12:50 PM
>>  To: kim holburn
>>  Cc: Link list
>>  Subject: Re: [LINK] Respecting Jobs
>>  On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 23:42, kim holburn <kim at holburn.net> wrote:
>>  > It's like saying Henry Ford didn't do anything innovative.
>>  I will stop commenting on this thread, as each of us have 
>>  stated our POVs.
>>  Besides, I don´t want to waste your time, as you should start 
>>  erecting Canberra´s Steve Jobs statue before someone else 
>>  does ;). *JOKE* *JOKE*!.
>>  Hungarian IT firm to erect Steve Jobs statue 
>>  http://blogs.wsj.com/emergingeurope/2011/10/14/hungarian-it-fi
> rm-to-erect-steve-jobs-statue/
> This should not be taken as an endorsement by the Hungarian nation of
> monopolistic business models.
> The Hungarian people are proud socialists and believe all music should
> be shared via Torrents.
> Apple only opened their Hungarian iTunes Music Store last month (27th
> September) and possibly, that's why Hungarians were forced to Torrent
> their music. 
> As an item of note; most iP***** Jailbreaks emanate from central Europe.
> TomK
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