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Re: Steve Jobs was âwilling to go to thermonuclear warâ to stop Android

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____/ Hardon on Friday 21 Oct 2011 15:06 : \____

> <http://www.talkandroid.com/68148-steve-jobs-was-willing-to-go-to-thermonuclear-war-to-stop-android/>
> <quote>
> The upcoming biography, Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson is scheduled
> for release next week, but the Associated Press got a copy early. From
> their descriptions, it sounds like there is some pretty bombshell
> stuff scrawled on the pages within. Apparently Steve Jobs was so
> vehemently agitated by Android that no monetary settlements with
> Google would ever be made. He had every intention to fire all of his
> guns at once, in effort to obliterate Android from the
> marketplace. Straight from the book, youâll find this, quite frankly
> kind of disturbing, quote,
>     âI will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend
>     every penny of Appleâs $40 billion in the bank, to right this
>     wrong,â Jobs said. âIâm going to destroy Android, because itâs a
>     stolen product. Iâm willing to go thermonuclear war on this.â
> as well as
>     In a subsequent meeting with Schmidt at a Palo Alto, California,
>     cafe, Jobs told Schmidt that he wasnât interested in settling the
>     lawsuit,
>     âI donât want your money. If you offer me $5 billion, I wonât want
>     it. Iâve got plenty of money. I want you to stop using our ideas
>     in Android, thatâs all I want.â
> I know a lot you must be thinking right off the bat, honestly, âstop
> stealing our ideas,â *cough* iOS 5 notifications *cough*.
> </quote>

"We've always been shameless about stealing great ideas."

                                --Steve Jobs

âAs long as they are going to steal it, we want them to steal ours.â

                                --Bill Gates

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