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Old 10-06-2011, 11:32 AM
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Steve Jobs' contribution to Apple was inspiration and leadership. He ripped off ideas from Xerox PARC and put them into products that were accessible and pretty reliable. He also had a reputation for being pretty demanding and not "suffering fools gladly."

He gave others in the industry targets to aspire to.
Let's not limit ourselves to just ripping off Xerox .... OS X is essentially built on top of BSD and let's not mention their use of KHTML in safari .... That is just the tip of the iceberg. Apple is well known for riding on the backs of the open source community. While Job's certainly was a great contributor to the computer industry, let's not forget where much of the Apple "innovation" came from.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:36 AM
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I'd definitely prefer they be assembling them in low wage jobs in Mexico. If you want to sell in China they make you build in China. As for Xerox they have no one to blame but themselves.
ROLF .... talk about double standards. Aren't you the one who is always mouthing off about products made in china? Here's a little eye opener for you ... since you apparently have never heard of Foxconn.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/government...-peasants/9537

I applaud you for your support of Apple ....
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:33 PM
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If you can build with lego's you can build a computer ..... guess you can't build with legos .... but I guess you can mow grass given your "impressive" list of equipment. Here's my list of equipment.


------------------------------------------[list][*]Tonka Dump Truck[*]Hot Wheels Trick Tracks Bionic Bash[*]Autobot Wheelie[*]Autobot Optimus Prime (for long hauls)

Watched part of Transformers last night where Prime got hacked up in the forest; brought a tear to my eye.

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Old 10-06-2011, 01:17 PM
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Let's not limit ourselves to just ripping off Xerox .... OS X is essentially built on top of BSD and let's not mention their use of KHTML in safari .... That is just the tip of the iceberg. Apple is well known for riding on the backs of the open source community. While Job's certainly was a great contributor to the computer industry, let's not forget where much of the Apple "innovation" came from.
OSX is also based on a significant portion of the NeXT Operating system.
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:25 PM
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Foxconn is a Taiwanese company and you'd expect them to have little regard for the lives of Chinese on the mainland. Here is a list of clients. I'd say those suicides are on everybody's hands not just Apple users.

* Apple Inc. (United States)[16]
* Acer Inc. (Taiwan)
* Amazon.com (United States)[17]
* Asus (Taiwan)
* ASRock (Taiwan)
* Intel (United States)
* Cisco (United States)
* Hewlett-Packard (United States)[18]
* Dell (United States)
* Nintendo (Japan)
* Nokia (Finland)[16]
* Microsoft (United States)
* MSI (Taiwan)
* Motorola (United States)
* Sony Ericsson (Japan/Sweden)[19]
* Vizio (United States)
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:44 PM
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no Linux dollars to Foxconn - I'm in the clear
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:48 PM
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Foxconn is a Taiwanese company and you'd expect them to have little regard for the lives of Chinese on the mainland. Here is a list of clients. I'd say those suicides are on everybody's hands not just Apple users.
Whatever you need to tell yourself Mr. Double Standards.
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:16 PM
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No thanks to some of you for wrecking a thread that was meant to be a tribute to a smart cookie, not a diatribe about offshore manufacturing.
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:37 PM
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the question is more about what Steve Jobs represented to some people - computers and phones existed long before Apple came to be, and the company is simply not relevant to a lot of folks
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:47 PM
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I think what he'll be remembered for is bringing communication and mass information to people (like me) that would not have gotten into this cyber-world, at all. Without his visions and ease of an operating system, unlike my NW buddy, Bill Gates, tons of folks would still be using a dial phone.
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