Steve Jobs R.I.P.

There is something deeply telling about americans flocking to Apple Stores to pay respects. And that’s me talking as a long talking as a long time Apple customer.

Now probably isn’t the time to discuss this, but technology really is the defining cult of our age. Be it Microsoft, Apple, Google, the affiliation that consumers (no point in calling them anything else) have with these brands is quite disturbing.

My personal opinion is that Jobs was probably a decent, driven, and well intentioned person, who died before his time. However, there is no denying that we know almost nothing about him, and he was a intensely private person.

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2 thoughts on “Steve Jobs R.I.P.

  1. “However, there is no denying that we know almost nothing about him, and he was a intensely private person”

    And for that, above all, he should be remembered. For the things he’s actually famous for to the herds that queue outside of the stores, perhaps we should save some regard for Jonathan Ive? Or is that straying a little too far from the orthodoxy?

    • It’s not just Ives, there are casts of thousands behind Apple products. And while Jobs may have had a large role as the arbiter, much of the real innovation / invention must surely flow from them.

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