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Originally Posted by Haphaz View Post
Steve was a hypocrite and a d-bag, I'm not0 trying to say it's not unfortunate that he died, but people act like he was the freaking messiah...

Exactly and its getting real old. From what some are saying its like everything tech we touch from PCs and laptops to cell phones is because of him, please. For years people could not understand why I will never buy and Apple product. Just look at whats coming out after his death. Its looking more and more that the lawsuits Apple has been pursuing possibly started with him. How much in legal fees is Apple spending in these suits?

Im wondering how long and if Apple will start to change its ways now that Jobs is gone.
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So much hate and disrespect towards Steve Jobs it's actually disgusting.
Why is it disgusting? Its pretty well known he wasn't the nicest person. He was a total hypocrite when it came to business. Him being dead does not suddenly change his personality. If someone who didn't like him before, changed their mind about him because he was dead, now THAT would be disgusting. The cult of celebrity is only a concern of sheep.
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Fan-boyism is not just the love of one product, but it can also be the unreasonable and insensible hatred of a product.
Explain to me how so? I absolutely hate Apple, but love plenty of other companies. How am I a fanboy for NOT liking a particular company? I guess because I also think Kias are hideous and horrible quality cars, so I must also be a fanboy of all other car manufacturers.
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Palm OS 4 (2001)


Windows Mobile 2003.



Who's ripping off who? Steve Jobs just doesn't like it when other people steal the same stuff he's stolen. This is no different than the temper tantrum he threw over Windows.
Yea I kind of see what your saying. I mean the notification bar in iOS5 is a blatant rip off. But things like multi-touch seem so simple now but they were really ground breaking at the time. I mean think about it, it is fundamental to all phones now.

I can see how he was a irritated. I would be too. I'm just calling what I see. I maybe wrong.
    
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Steve Jobs having questionable ethics is not really a reason to call him "evil".. He was just a jerk who was money hungry and wanted to exploit the resources he had to expand and crush competition. That doesn't make him evil - If anything, it makes the system evil that allows for such things.

That said, people die all the time in miserable ways for stupid reasons - His death shouldn't be celebrated or mourned imo.. The only real tragedy about Steve Jobs death is that it signifies just how awful cancer can be. All the money and resources in the world and he still died.
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I'd love to know exactly what Google "stole" from Apple.
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Yea I kind of see what your saying. I mean the notification bar in iOS5 is a blatant rip off. But things like multi-touch seem so simple now but they were really ground breaking at the time. I mean think about it, it is fundamental to all phones now.

I can see how he was a irritated. I would be too. I'm just calling what I see. I maybe wrong.
Yeah, multitouch was groundbreaking... Back in 1999.

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Multi-touch technologies have a long history. To put it in perspective, my group at the University of Toronto was working on multi-touch in 1984 (Lee, Buxton & Smith, 1985), the same year that the first Macintosh computer was released, and we were not the first. Furthermore, during the development of the iPhone, Apple was very much aware of the history of multi-touch, dating at least back to 1982, and the use of the pinch gesture, dating back to 1983. This is clearly demonstrated by the bibliography of the PhD thesis of Wayne Westerman, co-founder of FingerWorks, a company that Apple acquired early in 2005, and now an Apple employee:

Westerman, Wayne (1999). Hand Tracking,Finger Identification, and Chordic Manipulation on a Multi-Touch Surface. U of Delaware PhD Dissertation: http://www.ee.udel.edu/~westerma/main.pdf

Just another idea Apple stole and tried to patent for themselves.
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I'd love to know exactly what Google "stole" from Apple.
Same here. I've heard countless Apple fans "say" that Google copied Apple on nearly everything in Android, yet you ask them to point out what exactly it is that they've copied and they disappear. It's hilarious.
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Apple is the most stealing company ever, IMO, but even so, it is darn stupid to label a person as "evil", based on one stupid line, when he is obviously angry at Google. What, you're an evil person every time you swear at the newspaper for dissing your favorite team?..
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..Sounds about right. He wasn't a nice man.
Ya really, I don't understand why people think he is a great man, as a person, he really a poor example of a human being, examples would be, barely gave a dime to charity, tried to say his illegitimate daughter wasn't his because he was sterile, while her mother was living on welfare (he was quite rich at this point) His contributions to the world as a whole were strictly to apple, and that's it.
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