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Re: Reality Check (Apple)

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____/ Roy Schestowitz on Saturday 08 Oct 2011 00:53 : \____

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> What Everyone Is Too Polite to Say About Steve Jobs
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> | The internet allowed people around the world to express themselves more
> | freely and more easily. With the App Store, Apple reversed that progress.
> | The iPhone and iPad constitute the most popular platform for handheld
> | computerizing in America, key venues for media and software. But to put
> | anything on the devices, you need Apple's permission. And the company wields
> | its power aggressively.
> | 
> | In the name of protecting children from the evils of erotica â "freedom from
> | porn" â and adults from one another, Jobs has banned from being installed on
> | his devices gay art, gay travel guides, political cartoons, sexy pictures,
> | Congressional candidate pamphlets, political caricature, Vogue fashion
> | spreads, systems invented by the opposition, and other things considered
> | morally suspect.
> | 
> | Apple's devices have connected us to a world of information. But they don't
> | permit a full expression of ideas. Indeed, the people Apple supposedly
> | serves â "the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers" â have been
> | particularly put out by Jobs' lockdown. That America's most admired company
> | has followed such an un-American path, and imposed centralized restrictions
> | typical of the companies it once mocked, is deeply disturbing.
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Brilliant, yes, but he wasnât an Einstein


âPresident Obama was unequivocal: âThe world has lost a visionary,â he said. Who 
had died? The Pope? The Dalai Lama? A great poet or artist? No. It was the 
pioneer of Apple. [...] Fundamentally, the world is the same as it was before 
Steve Jobs. He was simply a clever backroom boy who got lucky. The most 
important person on the planet? Pull the other one.â

This Dianamania is a slur on Jobs


âThe late Norman Borlaug prevented a billion deaths by applying the scientific 
method to the traditional scattergun approach to crop selection and breeding, 
creating the âgreen revolutionâ. India used to have famines 40 years ago â now 
it exports grain. There are fewer conflicts in the world as a consequence. Woman 
have more reproductive freedom. These are incredible achievements â and earned 
Borlaug the Nobel Peace Prize. But he received no such adulation, and even 
earned a few sneers in some obituaries.â

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		~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz (Ph.D. Medical Biophysics), Imaging Researcher
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