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I believe him. The driving force at Apple has always been innovation. Apple has plenty if firsts in the market. I still think their patents should all be burnt.

Zero innovation. They took ideas that already existed and added some great marketing skills while using their god-like level of woreshipping from their fanboys.
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Also, do you like the fact that I'm shoving metro news posts down your throat:)?
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Really? He was a billionair and kept all his money for himself like the selfish, control-freak bastard he was. He made billions from all the Apple shares he held, from the bonuses and even more money from Pixar. I seriously hope you're not believing yourself, he was all about the money.
By the way, a Ferrari, a Maserati, a Lamborghini, etc. has that value because it's rare, not many are made and they're made to be the best, by the bests. An iPhone or an iPad is a mainstream piece of garbage mass-produced by skill-less people in a huge factory so yes, for what you're getting, it's extremly overpriced.

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What he said. I also dropped in to say that I love the formatting of the OP. thumb.gif
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Also, do you like the fact that I'm shoving metro news posts down your throat:)?

Yeah I like it, it should be made standart! smile.gif Maybe you should find a suitable place to explain how you make it.
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Really? He was a billionair and kept all his money for himself like the selfish, control-freak bastard he was. He made billions from all the Apple shares he held, from the bonuses and even more money from Pixar. I seriously hope you're not believing yourself, he was all about the money.

Someone that's just all about the money does not work their ass off still when they know they're DYING. They don't put on a smile and still do Keynotes while they're in obvious pain. That requires passion, dedication, and complete obsession. They obviously love what they do down there and if they can profit from it, than good, that enables them to keep doing so and hopefully keep doing it better. Money drives business but who drives the businesses and what are their true motives?

And why shouldn't he be able to keep the money to himself? He made it didn't he? He worked his butt off for it did he not? When's the last time you've heard of a CEO that's the first one in the office and the last one out? (hint: there's not many). Just because it's not about the money doesn't mean you throw it all out the window.
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When's the last time you've heard of a CEO that's the first one in the office and the last one out? (hint: there's not many).
?
Many CEO that got their company successful is like that, what are you even talking about?
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Someone that's just all about the money does not work their ass off still when they know they're DYING. They don't put on a smile and still do Keynotes while they're in obvious pain. That requires passion, dedication, and complete obsession. They obviously love what they do down there and if they can profit from it, than good, that enables them to keep doing so and hopefully keep doing it better. Money drives business but who drives the businesses and what are their true motives?
And why shouldn't he be able to keep the money to himself? He made it didn't he? He worked his butt off for it did he not? When's the last time you've heard of a CEO that's the first one in the office and the last one out? (hint: there's not many). Just because it's not about the money doesn't mean you throw it all out the window.

Paragraph 1: That's because he was a control freak. Read a little bit about that aspect of his life. There's no way he would've allowed someone to run the business for him. Not saying he wasn't passionate about making money though, I'm sure he liked it.

Paragraph 2: He can keep it, but at least I hope his corporation, which probably focuses on the ideas of Saint Steve, won't pretend money is a side effect of being "awesome". To your question, how many do you want? A hundread? Let's start with these: Bill Gates, Gabe Newell and probably Steve Balmer, can't say he doesn't seem passionate. Also, if you have a couple dozen billions, why can't you try to help the world that made you so powerful? At least, some people like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet understood that money isn't actually everything. If I recall correctly, Warren Buffet lives in his parents' home and drives a used Suburban. That's not being all about money, having something to show for. In this case, giving away most of it to others that need it.
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Geez, might as well go believing EA is out to help the small developers and enrich the gaming experience for the masses. That's a junk food thought.
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Someone that's just all about the money does not work their ass off still when they know they're DYING. They don't put on a smile and still do Keynotes while they're in obvious pain. That requires passion, dedication, and complete obsession. They obviously love what they do down there and if they can profit from it, than good, that enables them to keep doing so and hopefully keep doing it better. Money drives business but who drives the businesses and what are their true motives?
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He worked his ass off to leave quite a selfish legacy. He wanted to be remembered, whether it be for being a "pioneer of technology" or as a huge jerk. It didn't matter as long as people remembered the name Steve Jobs. That isn't a man worth praise in my opinion. He probably didn't care for the money he was making as much as how many people were feeding his ego.
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boat load of horse manure if you ask me..apple is all about making silly attempts at market monopolization, and always has.
 
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