Wired News covers Steve Jobs’ best year ever

“What a blockbuster year Steve Jobs had,” Leander Kahney writes for Wired News.

Kahney writes, “Not only did he manage Apple’s seamless switch to Intel, he probably made the company the most money in its 30-year history. (I say probably, because the only dark spot — a stock options backdating scandal — may yet prompt a restatement of earnings.)”

“Financial scandal or no, Apple’s comeback is a solid validation of Jobs’ business chops. Jobs is too much of a liberal iconoclast to be taken seriously by the corporate world, but 2006 showed he’s up there with the greats,” Kahney writes.

Kahney covers Jobs’ and Apple’s month-by-month highlights in his full article here.


  1. <i>”The rule is: power and wealth corrupt. But something in S.J.’s character (perhaps his love of Dylan and ‘veganism’ are symptoms of this) suggests that he’s resisted the worst.”</b>

    Steve Jobs doesn’t have to “resist the worse” because power and weath corrupt only when you make them your gods, as most of the so-called civilized world has unfortunately done. Steve Jobs wants to change the world, not gorge himself on its temptations. That’s what makes him “intellectually honest,” as LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal son put it. If Steve Jobs could be tempted by mere money, today’s Macintosh would never have been created. He’d be counting his fortune and peddling the same beige boxes he was selling 15 years ago, just like the pc makers.

  2. Power and wealth turn you into a lazy fat idiot. You become corrupted, when you’ve got power and you’re too slow to fight for the marketshare.

    Usually power doesn’t corrupt. Corruptees and are hungry for power. Can you remember any nice, good or friendly dictator.

    Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Putin, Berlusconi… Can you call these people nice and honest, truly honest or pure minded?

  3. When you have vision, it’s easy to not get corrupted. But when you make it to the finish, where ever that is, you better have a new vision and a new goal.

    Ballmers vision?
    Hallucitantions from coke doesn’t count. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”LOL” style=”border:0;” />
    Whooo! Get uuup! Get uuuup!!
    Developers! Developers! Developers! Developers! Developers!

    MW: where. Where’s Apples goal?

  4. LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son

    Thanks, I was wondering for a while about Zune Thang’s social thingie and you made it clear to me.

    “Answer; only fools who actually believe a Best Buy clerk getting kickbacks from Microsoft to lie to the customer about the Zune “blowing away” the iPod, as was done to a friend of mine. Note: After I talked to my friend, he went back and switched the pair of Zunes to a couple of iPods.”

    So the hordes who will be returning their Zunes for iPods….THAT social.

    Oh boy I can welcome that social for suuuuure.

    Hey, might make a great new motto for Microsoft “returned for sure”

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