“Steven P. Jobs died nearly eight months ago, but the technology industry is not ready to let him go,” Nick Wingfield writes for The New York Times.
“That was especially evident on Wednesday at the D: All Things Digital Conference, a tech industry gathering in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., that was the only event of its kind that Mr. Jobs blessed with his presence,” Wingfield writes. “He spoke at the conference six times over its 10-year history, most recently two years ago. His shadow this year was inescapable.”
“Edwin E. Catmull, a co-founder with Mr. Jobs of Pixar, and Larry Ellison, the Oracle chief executive and one of Mr. Jobs’s closest friends, participated in a joint interview billed as the ‘Lessons of Steve Jobs.’” The two men described the by now widely known collection of qualities that contributed to Mr. Jobs’s success: his perfectionism, his obsessive attention and need for control over every aspect of a product and so on,” Wingfield writes. “Nearly every other high-tech or entertainment industry luminary speaking at the event offered some form of tribute to Mr. Jobs. The screenwriter Aaron Sorkin spoke of his nervousness about taking on the challenge of writing a script for a biopic about Mr. Jobs based on Walter Isaccson’s biography… On Tuesday, Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, talked about Mr. Jobs’s death as ‘absolutely one of the saddest days of my life.'”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: “…Blessed with his presence.” A dismissive “…and so on.” Please read the full article and then tell us, are we just cranky this morning or is there an undercurrent of “Hey you maudlin dummies, Jobs wasn’t all that” running under Wingfield’s piece. If the latter, why?