A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
I don't like Apple like a company for their practices but won't bash Steve Jobs now that he's dead.
If you make a poll for Bill Gates I will gladly give my opinion.
Somewhere in between. We all like to lionize a guy when he's dead, but Steve Jobs was hardly an angel. Along with what was mentioned in the OP, Apple was responsible for aggravating the ongoing conflict in the Congo due to the demand for coltan. Of course, we as consumers are far from innocent as well.
Gates may being doing more for the world than Jobs did, but I've never bothered to really know. I am an Apple user and an extremely satisfied one. IMHO Jobs created something more unique than most software/hardware people.
As for saying things about dead people, that's bull****.
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf
He was a businessman.
"If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in quite a different world" - Christopher Hitchens
> Good to be back, but I'm only visiting for a few weeks. <
He was a brilliant visionary. As a society, we should all mourn the loss of someone who has literally changed the world, and perhaps could have changed it again had he been with us longer.
He was neither, he was human, just like us all.
If there's a god, damn it she won't mind.
If there's a god, baby she won't mind.
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
This is such a troll of a question - like those are the only two choices? How about this: he was human.