RIP Steve Jobs

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mike Leary, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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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 .... :rolleyes: 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.
     
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    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/governmen...ourcing-to-even-cheaper-chinese-peasants/9537

    I applaud you for your support of Apple .... :clapping: :rolleyes:
     
  3. hoskm01

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

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  4. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
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    OSX is also based on a significant portion of the NeXT Operating system.
     
  5. 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)
     
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    no Linux dollars to Foxconn - I'm in the clear :)
     
  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Whatever you need to tell yourself Mr. Double Standards.
     
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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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. :hammerhead:
     
  9. Wet_Boots

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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
     
  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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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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