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Thanks for this cartoon.
Awesome! Thank you for this. Unbiased media had little to nothing on this great man.
This man is worth remembering.
If it wasn’t for this cartoon I never would have known about this man at all
Thanks for this.
Did he also affect the lives of hundreds of millions of people?
Cause ‘the guy that makes computer phones’ more or less invented the concept of a personal computer, thereby changing the lives of hundreds of millions of people. This new market provided jobs for hundreds of millions of people in the developing world – in everything from manufacturing, to IT support.
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@siro: Steve Jobs affected your life ? You knew him personnally ? If not, the product he sold affected you, but remember that the Apple product are the product of a lot of work, from numerous persons. Jobs was CEO and spokeperson for this enterprise, much noise has been made about it, he was an interesting person, but do not forget the numerous and unknown persons who contributed… for most of the work.
If you need a hero, you can take Steve Job. Just let us remember a man who fought his whole life for civil rights as an unknown hero… may we ?
Yes, other people in the employ of Apple contribute to their modern products, but none of those people would BE employed by Apple if Steve Jobs hadn’t started the company in the first place. Certainly he didn’t personally create every innovation that has lead to where technology is today, but he is the catalyst that allowed those innovations to occur. Without Apple there would be no Microsoft, there would be no internet*, there would be no smartphones–life would be radically different from what it is now.
Also, while Fred Shuttleworth is certainly a noteworthy person, his “prime” was a long time ago. In time, the death of Steve Jobs will fade too. His death was more celebrated than Freds simply because his public presence was greater at the time his death occurred.
How many people these days know who Lewis Waterman is? He invented the pen. For that matter, what about Leo Baekeland? He invented the battery! That’s an even more important invention than the computer is, and most people at this point have no idea who invented it. Time erodes all things.
* Yes, I know ARPANET already existed. But what actually became the internet as we know it now was created on a NeXT computer, also a result of Steve Jobs.
@Stephen: no one is saying we should not remember Steve Jobs. The point of the strip is that the press does not seem to remember in the same way other very notable people, who definitely affected the life of many, and for a much better cause.
PS: actually, Steve Jobs affected my life is by allowing me to discover Linux: I was sick of Windows and I tend to stay away from half eaten apples.
PPS: I did not know about Waterman, although I know who László Bíró was!
That’s a bad day to die for a civil rights hero!
Of course Jobs affected my life. He has affected millions without knowing them.
Measuring only his immediate actions is silly. Did Thomas Edison really invented and built everything he has credit for? Did Ford? No, and yet you can’t compare any of them to any plain old company manager. They profoundly changed the market in everything they did.
It’s way more than his ‘product’. He changed an entire industry and created several completely new markets which now employ hundreds of millions of people.
He inspired millions more.
Steve Jobs affected my life. He made me into a consumer in a new marketplace and created demand where there previously was none. Job’s cause was obviously a better one than standing up to social injustice in a time when it was not mainstream or popular. But that time is past… At least, it’s in the past for anyone that is young enough to grow up with personal computers.
Additionally, if these new markets employ hundreds of millions of people, they are obviously not jobs located in the United States.
Steve Jobs has inspired millions. Perhaps the world would be in a better state if Mr Shuttlesworth had been able to reach as wide an audience.
Racial equality and civil rights is obviously a more praise-worthy endeavor than selling technology, and that is why there is a Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday and never will be a Steve Jobs day.
But Jobs acheived unparalleled success, while Shuttlesworth did not. Jobs gets more attention because he was the measure by which all CEOs will be measured for the foreseeable future, while the reverend was such a mediocore performer that none of us had heard about him before this comic.
Not saying that this is right or proper, just pointing out the underlying reality.
Right on! It’s nice to hear the stories besides the celebrity-obsessed headlines everyone talks about. Good example of using cartoons as educational tools.
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