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As much as I disliked Jobs and feel he wasn't all that amazing, that's a bit unfair and untrue. Jobs definitely donated a lot of money to charities. He just didn't agree to give away over half of his fortune like Bill Gates and several other wealthy men. Jobs wasn't a philanthropist. You can't judge someone by how much of their fortune they give away. The man donated millions of dollars; I think that's more than what the entire middle class and lower class combined donate. I once did make the mistake of saying he "donated very little," I admit to that. You can't demand someone who is wealthy to give away their entire fortune that they've worked hard for. Regardless of your belief that you would have given much more, it was his money, and he was paying himself a $1 salary for a year or two if I recall correctly.

I'm gonna state this as lightly as possible.

What was the point of him hoarding all those Billions, it's not like he can enjoy them now. I can't find any articles or any info of him donating anything. I'm not saying he HAD to, but it's Karma. Would it have killed him to donate 0.5% of his wealth? ( No pun intended )

If Apple keeps up these tactics, Karma too will eventually come back to bite them.

Back on Topic: Every day, it's Apple practices such as these that makes me dislike that company.
Edited by 2010rig - 2/14/12 at 7:28am
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1) i'm not saying whether he donated or not, but there are reasons why an extremely wealthy guy would give anonymously to charity, a simple one being he doesn't need the recognition that comes with it. if steve jobs gave 75% of his money to a childrens hospital this board would claim it was some kind of ploy to get more apple products in hospitals or exploit dying kids to help apples name and steer people away from foxxcon. as was said in another thread, look at your sig rig before you get on anybody for not donating to charity. "x person doesn't give enough money to charity" is an argument made by people who don't want to see someone with more money than them.

2) Asus will never be as big as apple because apples best selling point, customer service is Asus' worst. Asus is for us, computer savvy people looking for the cheapest price/performance ratio we can get. we represent a fraction of a percent of people who buy computers. the majority of people want something that works, looks good, and can be taken to a store and fixed in a timely fashion. Apple understands what people want, and they've nailed it.

3) if you think people aren't ripping off apple, you're kidding yourself. i understand that apple ripped off other people and someone made something apple made in a garage before they sold it, but apple is a runaway success with the things they put out and the other manufacturers are just trying to create sub level things for people who can't afford apple. i saw apples numbers for airs and it's just silly, i mean the netbook already came and went so how do they sell 1.2 million in a quarter?

4) the looks of apple's products are a part of the selling price. people buy their stuff because it looks the way it does. it's not messy or flashy. i guess elegant is the adjective i'm looking for, so people try to take that and say look, we're selling something that looks like this better thing, you should buy this instead. kind of like those guys that will sell you a "prado" leather purse down an alley.

5) if msi were to release a laptop that had an asus g series design (the stealth bomber one), do you think asus would just let it slide? would there be people talking about a boycott of asus for suing msi for using their design? just checking.

6) apple is worth more than intel and microsoft combined, even though they control a sliver of the PC market. they basically created market segments to make their bones and now that they're a big dog they're bullying competition. let us all cry foul for the poor competition, as we type our flaming responses on PCs run by intel, a company who bribed it's way to market dominance. double standard is the correct word.

7) finally, no one who is flaming apple would buy apple. you're not fooling anyone, you just want to find more things to hate so you can try to throw it in more people's faces that apple sucks. meanwhile they'll continue to make money hand over fist and people on OCN will continue to say ridiculous things like "asus could be as big as apple"
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post #73 of 210
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Jobs definitely donated a lot of money to charities. He just didn't agree to give away over half of his fortune like Bill Gates and several other wealthy men. Jobs wasn't a philanthropist. You can't judge someone by how much of their fortune they give away. The man donated millions of dollars; I think that's more than what the entire middle class and lower class combined donate.

The real way to look at this would be saying how high of a % of his income does he donate to charity. Personally, since my GF is not working (going to school) and I have a nerve disorder unable to work much, I am below my regions poverty line by a significant margin, yet I still donate 2-5% of my income to charity every year.

Rich people should easily be able to afford a much higher % of their income.
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Apple lol what a joke

This.
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blackmail on top of abusing patents? How is Apple still going so strongly?!
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Shady business practices from Apple? I'm so shocked. rolleyes.gif
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Intel has done the same, and people still swear by them. Please stop acting like this is the first time we've seen this.

Although I am pretty bummed about not being able to get the Ultrabook though... frown.gif I was hoping to get it as a graduation gift (I'm done with college in mid March! tongue.gif)
 
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Intel has done the same, and people still swear by them. Please stop acting like this is the first time we've seen this.
Although I am pretty bummed about not being able to get the Ultrabook though... frown.gif I was hoping to get it as a graduation gift (I'm done with college in mid March! tongue.gif)

Just because Intel did this 10 YEARS AGO doesn't make it ok for Apple to do so NOW.

Intel also had to pay over $1 Billion for those dealings, Apple on the other hand.... They're just getting away with it freely.
Edited by 2010rig - 2/14/12 at 9:15am
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go back to africa. As you only understand and speak english you are ignorant.. I'm french canadian ( ohi) and i NEVER said it would be bigger than apple dumbass, can't you understand that? It's getting bigger, bigger than before, the much profit asus make with their new product, apple doesn't. DO YOU UNDERSTAND!!!! I didn't said it would be bigger noob apple fanboy.

Not sure how you've made it for over a year on OCN without being banned. We really don't need anyone as ignorant and arrogant as yourself on these forums. Consider yourself reported, for multiple posts in this thread alone. Good luck in your future endeavors, hopefully you'll get your temper under control and one day learn to conduct yourself in a manner that doesn't make you look like a complete tool.
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Somehow this doesn't surprise me too much.

Apple may be worth billions but compared to all the enemies they're making with petty lawsuits they may find themselves hard pressed to find a supplier who even wants to work with them.
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