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[NYTimes] The Limits of Magical Thinking

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The Da Vinci of Apple could be self-aware. “I know that living with me,” he told Isaacson as he was dying, “was not a bowl of cherries.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/26/op...nes&emc=tha212

Article about the flawed character of Steve Jobs.
Edited by flamingoyster - 10/26/11 at 9:47am
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This is news to people? Haha
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Seems like he had some deep, deep, very deep issues...
    
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He almost always wore black turtlenecks and jeans. (Early on, he scorned deodorant and went barefoot and had a disturbing habit of soaking his feet in the office toilet.)
Some of my best thinking has been done while on the toilet, although not with my feet in...
   
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I had no idea he was that big of a loon...
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When he was dating the much older Joan Baez — enthralled by her relationship with his idol, Bob Dylan — he drove her to a Ralph Lauren store in the Stanford mall to show her a red dress that would be “perfect” for her. But one of the world’s richest men merely showed her the dress, even after she told him she “couldn’t really afford it,” while he bought shirts.
surprised he ever got laid with that attitude
    
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Reminds me of the South Park episode portraying Mel Gibson.
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Steve was definitely a very conflicted person who tended to push away those close to him. Definitely doesn't diminish the importance of his effects on the technological landscape -- but still, he was probably more of a Bill Clinton than a Bill Gates in terms of character.
Edited by flamingoyster - 10/26/11 at 10:54am
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Im tempted to buy his biography, they had some extracts in yesterdays newspaper. They say there is a fine line between genius and insanity, from what I read Jobs regularly hopped over that line.

I read a part about him that took place just before he was forced out of Apple, he took his then gf to a Ralph Lauren store because he saw a dress he really liked, at this time he was filthy rich and instead of buying it for her, he said:

"you ought to buy that."
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Originally Posted by flamingoyster View Post
Steve was definitely a very conflicted person who tended to push away those close to him. Definitely doesn't diminish the importance of his effects on the technological landscape -- but still, he was probably more of a Bill Clinton than a Bill Gates in terms of character.
Stop drinking the media kool-aid, he was just some rich, manipulative freak who liked to monopolize the market and cripple the industry progress.
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