Comments on: A world without Steve Jobs http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/08/25/a-world-without-steve-jobs/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: johncabell http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/08/25/a-world-without-steve-jobs/#comment-390264 Fri, 26 Aug 2011 14:29:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=28972#comment-390264 @DidierLouvet Excellent point. Walton didn’t occur to me, but it is a much better broader comparison — creating enormity from nothing, with tools in plain view — and he is easily overlooked for some reason.

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By: mahadragon http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/08/25/a-world-without-steve-jobs/#comment-390258 Fri, 26 Aug 2011 02:25:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=28972#comment-390258 You can’t compare Steve Jobs with Bill Gates. Microsoft made most of their money selling their Windows Operating System, most of whose ideas were taken from the Mac such as the use of graphical user interface and what you see is what you get computing.

The desktop computer as we know it today exists because of Steve Jobs. From the Apple II, he invented the Macintosh which made widespread use of the mouse. That wasn’t a Gates invention.

Microsoft’s other money maker: Office has been very successful because nobody else has stepped forward to come up with something better. If you read Guy Kawasaki’s (a former Apple Executive) “The Macintosh Way” even he bashes Microsoft’s Word and Excel spreadsheets as being best sellers for the Mac because there was nothing better out there.

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By: vaporland http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/08/25/a-world-without-steve-jobs/#comment-390256 Thu, 25 Aug 2011 22:26:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=28972#comment-390256 Jobs is the greatest industrialist since Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.

His two greatest quotes:

“It’s better to be a pirate than join the navy”

and

“Real artists ship”…

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By: DidierLouvet http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/08/25/a-world-without-steve-jobs/#comment-390255 Thu, 25 Aug 2011 20:43:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=28972#comment-390255 Just one thing about putting Jack Welch with the likes of Gates, Hewlett, Packard and Jobs. Jack Welch pushed GE from being a manufacturing company to being a finance company, surfing on the 20 year financial bubble which has just burst; where is GE now ?
More appropriate titans would be Sam Walton or others in the real world.

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By: Dahc http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/08/25/a-world-without-steve-jobs/#comment-390253 Thu, 25 Aug 2011 18:19:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=28972#comment-390253 Jobs is a great man, and has certainly left a mark. He will be missed. But the world will move on, we have more pressing issues right now. Steve, please be blessed and may God bless you and your family and thank you for all your hard work, and may God grant you good health.

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