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Linda M Ballard
02:38 PM on 01/26/2012
On September the 5th I posted A Bite Of The Apple__ A Tribute To Steve Jobs. On October 5th, Steve Jobs past away. Read and share my precious moment with Steve Jobs. Visit http://nldrcogniton.wordpress.com. NLD Mom/cancer survivor
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Linda M Ballard
02:26 PM on 01/26/2012
I like to share a story that I wrote about Steve Jobs in NLD RECOGNITION. On September 3, I posted
01:45 PM on 01/26/2012
Interesting to read all the above. Didn't know much personally about Steve Jobs... learned a little more about them personally here. But if I didn't even know who was who in the two pictures at the tope of this page, I'd be able to predict just from appearances as to which would be the philanthropist and which the tight-fisted-get-you-first-I-win-you-lose kinda guy.
03:15 PM on 01/26/2012
You obviously don't know anything about billg's history, do you?
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J0E1
Don't blame me, I'm not a republicrat.
12:46 PM on 01/26/2012
Bill Gates will spend his last breath on this earth helping others and long after he is dead, his foundation will go on. Steve Jobs literally said he would fight Google's android operating system until his last dying breath and he took his money with him to the grave. LOL, it's not even close who is the better man in the end.
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02:05 PM on 01/26/2012
I just wonder...

when anyone sells out values, regardless of how many lives they claim to do it on behalf of...

that's not the real reason they would do it. it doesn't nearly make it good. and it's flattery to claim anything else about it.
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Sanders McGrillin
02:36 PM on 01/26/2012
Bill Gates was never rich until Microsoft took off

Are you putting him down because he is charitable with the billions he made as compared to Jobs who donated nothing ever?
12:37 PM on 01/26/2012
The Indians Bill hired are paid well... Indians a good workers too and very bright.
12:35 PM on 01/26/2012
You know, when you are doing great things, like great philantropy because you can, it can't be a secret. Jobs didn't cause fire in philantrophy, there was no smoke. He kept his billions even if he had time to wisely put it to good use, atleast to his Chinese workers, but he did not obviously, hence with this article. He had time throughout his illness, I'm sure he could talk to delegate.
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ZeroCoke
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01:13 PM on 01/26/2012
jobs in fact put a stop to Apple's corporate philanthropy program when he came back to apple.
01:22 PM on 01/26/2012
I know... I did research last night. I don't expect much charity from a man who slaves people and treats them severely inhumane... He is now with his creator, maybe burning in hot lava. I mean how could he endure such conditions for his factory workers? He knew about it and it was okay for him.
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josie klapper
Who can I piss-off today?
12:08 PM on 01/26/2012
Seems to me that the interviewer was trying to make friction where there simply wasn't any. If Mr Jobs and Mr Gates hadn't had a pretty good working relationship (as well as personal) then how is it that Mr Jobs, upon retaking the helm at a then foundering Apple was able to go to Mr Gates and have him directly give him/Apple Co. the then much needed operating capitol required to turn Apple around so it became the largest company in the world?
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ammsunday
01:16 PM on 01/26/2012
I'll never forget it. Bill Gates saved Apple back then. And Steve made it what it is. Have been an Apple person since the '80s.
11:48 AM on 01/26/2012
Steve Jobs was filled with so many contradictions. I recall in an old joint interview he had with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs describes his relationship with Bill Gates with a line from a Beatle song - “You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead”. I thought that was so insightful and poignant, but Bill Gates seemed strangely untouched by it, almost like he did not understand what it meant. Yet, its Bill Gates who appears to be the nicer guy by all accounts, someone you might want to hang around and do things with!
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josie klapper
Who can I piss-off today?
12:08 PM on 01/26/2012
I also recall him quipping that they were secretly married...
03:21 PM on 01/26/2012
True. He joked that they had kept their marriage a secret! That interview really showed their very human sides.
03:42 PM on 01/26/2012
Bill was NOT a nice guy. His nasty edge has been softened in recent years. He was one nasty little SOB until he stepped down and left Balmer to run things.

He tried to kill the Internet as we know it and corner it for himself. But because he was too myopic, and guys like Marc Andreesen were so far ahead and determined, Gates was too late. Yet he persisted and tried to kill Java and similar great technologies that leveled the playing field for all of us. He propagated some really terrible junk technology only so he could restrict users. He blackmailed his major partners such as Intel. He was able to buy off congress with a mere $6 million in political donations and about $10-20 million in lobbying to minimize DOJ settlement and billions in fines. He still payed billions to Sun, but by then it was years later.

I'm pleased Warren Buffett and Melinda have gotten Bill to become a serious philanthropist. But understand that those are dirty dollars he's using to polish his image. Better late than never.

Jobs was a nasty little SOB, no doubt about it.

It will be interesting if Laureen can use Jobs' foundation money to make a difference. It will take years to find out but she seems to be a genuinely nice person with an intellect that is up to the task.
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Sixtracks
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11:43 AM on 01/26/2012
God bless Steve Jobs.
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Scott Kenan
Writer. Worked for Tennessee Williams.
12:29 PM on 01/26/2012
You say God Bless Steve Jobs -- and it APPEARS you are the DEVIL. LOL!!!

See how I roast Steve Jobs TOTALLY (OK, not TOTALLY) in my blog post from this morning.

I worked for Tennessee Williams, and after meeting Jackie Kennedy Onassis at a party jan. 11, 1982, I resolved to get her revenge one day -- which I am currently in the process of doing!!!

Working informally with the staff of HuffPost as well, as they too are connected to my North Carolina Kenan relatives because HP Chief of Staff is on the Board at Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University.

I personally have the EVIDENCE to put several top Republicans in prison -- and am working with FBI and DEA to do so ASAP. See my blog to find out who. Index to subjects is a couple of scrolls below link to my memoir of working for Tennessee Williams.

And let's DEMAND Gov. Bev Perdue stay on in NC for a second term!!!

http://scottkenan.blogspot.com

Thanks,
Scott
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Scott Laux
Born in America. Now I live in a Free trade Zone
12:51 PM on 01/26/2012
Huh?
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Mediorite
boom.
01:16 PM on 01/26/2012
Cool story, bro.
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11:31 AM on 01/26/2012
Philanthropy vs. a campaign of frivolous lawsuits to stymie competition. Which would I rather be? The next Bill Gates, that's who.
11:24 AM on 01/26/2012
Jobs as calling Gates "fundamentally odd" and "weirdly flawed as a human being."

And yet Bill Gates remains a significantly classier person that Jobs could have ever hoped to be. Gates has been instrumental in the improvement of the lives of untold millions through his foundation.

Jobs, was instrumental in selling overpriced, under-performing toys.
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J0E1
Don't blame me, I'm not a republicrat.
12:36 PM on 01/26/2012
...and instead of going to his grave, trying to help people; he went to his grave determined to kill android. That was his priority lol.
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02:09 PM on 01/26/2012
It is interesting. There is no doubt Steve Jobs was a genius. His drivers - not as great all the time.

However, I find Bill Gates' responses more telling, as well.
02:25 PM on 01/26/2012
He wanted his work to be protected. If you spent years creating something that changes the way everyone works just to have someone copy you within a month to make an easy dollar..you wouldn't be mad?
11:18 AM on 01/26/2012
Why do I have trouble believing ANYTHING a BILLIONAIRE says????
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Hyblarvim
I need answers.
11:52 AM on 01/26/2012
Because you have some kind of irrational hangup about it.
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EvgenyLibek
Truth requires a deeply non-religious witness.
11:00 AM on 01/26/2012
I might be willing to lie about which computer I own (Mac/PC).
I prefer to own whichever computer adds leverage to my mock disappointment with Jobs/Gates.
However, the truth is, I'm as close to these characters as I am to a nanobot messiah.
No... I lied again: I'm actually standing next to the nanobot messiah (which predicted my betrayal).
10:30 AM on 01/26/2012
Steve Jobs was a disgusting maniacal little tyrant.
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Christophe
10:16 AM on 01/26/2012
Bill Gates is ten times the man Steve Jobs was.