I admire Steve Jobs. He managed to find something he loved to do so much that
he couldn't wait to get to work.
Can we also hold Jobs responsible for many of the dumb things Apple has done?
Such as: implementing a closed computer architecture when they brought out the
Mac (Apple II had an open architecture); treating their users like they couldn't
possibly understand computers (iTunes is a prime example); and assuming that
their phones and MP3 players would never need a new battery.
I was told by someone who went to school with the guy who invented PIXAR that he
went to Granite High here in Utah. I can't remember his name, but he was
well-known in his school.Steve Jobs may be wonderful, but don't give him
credit for things he didn't do.
When I look at Steve Jobs, I see a CEO that is certainly worth a huge salary and
bonus. He brings so much to the company. Much of the revenue is
directly attributable to his vision and leadership.Most other CEO's
do not even begin to justify their pay structure.I hope to see him
back at work soon.
I also think Steve Jobs is a valuable national (international) asset and he has
been instrumental in shaping the technology of today. ITunes is my favorite
because of my love of music but I use an IMac at home and have an IPod in my
briefcase.But "40 years" ago Steve Jobs was 16 years old.
Let's not get ahead of ourselves.