“There will be scores of stories about Steve Jobs published today. That may seem tiresome and overwhelming, if not totally unnecessary. Perhaps you are sick of hearing about him or never really liked Apple products and don’t get what all the fuss is about. Or maybe you just think that for all this genius, he was a horrible human being,” Mat Honan writes for Wired. “Me too. I feel you. But we’re both living in his shadow and will for the rest of our days. So settle in, because all of us are going to be talking about Steve Jobs for decades to come.”
“Jobs has joined the pantheon of greats who advanced science and industry and society itself — a modern-day Tesla but appreciated in his own lifetime,” Honan writes. “He’s our Thomas Edison or Henry Ford, one of those rarefied individuals who had not only a vision but the will and force of personality to execute it through America’s greatest cultural triumph: the public corporation.”
Honan writes, “Steve Jobs didn’t simply shake up industries; he fundamentally traumatized them. He started with computing, then movies, then music and finally telecom. Even if you find him morally repugnant or prefer his competitors’ products, you would have to be a fool to argue against his influence and stature.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Relax with the “horrible human being” and “morally repugnant” crap, okay? We’re not talking about a murderous dictator here. Get some perspective.
Steve, at times, belittled those who failed to live up to his expectations. Tough shit. Deal with it. Do a better job next time. Life isn’t nursery school. You don’t get a blue ribbon and a cookie just for showing up, bozo.