Current Magazine

Steve Jobs Deification Continues: Princess Diana Or Jade Goody?

Posted on the 14 October 2011 by Periscope @periscopepost

Steve Jobs deification continues: Princess Diana or Jade Goody?

Steve Jobs: Sinister? Photocredit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/blakespot/6130669569/sizes/z/in/photostream/

After Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ death last week, the lamentations began, with pundits falling over each other to attest to the man’s genius. But is this really the case?

The Leader. We’re in danger of turning Steve Jobs into a cult, said Martin Samuel in The Daily Mail. Replace his name with “The Leader”, and you’ve got something “straight out of Orwellian fiction.” Even at a “humble press conference” – the launch of the iPad – he received a “standing ovation.” “He wasn’t Mandela; he sold computers.” The way that we deal with grief now is totally unstable – it often stems from “notoriety” as much as much as from what the person actually did. Steve Jobs, Princess Diana, Jade Goody – “Even Raoul Moat had his Facebook mourners.”

Did he hasten his own death? There are doubts about Jobs’ attitude to his health, too. A Harvard Medical School researcher, Ramzi Amri, quoted on Gawker, said in a post on Quora (an online forum) that the cancer Jobs died of isn’t normally fatal; but as Jobs went for alternative medicine instead of the usual treatment, he may have hastened his own death. Amri told Gawker that it was his “PERSONAL opinion”, but that it was based on over a year of research on the kind of tumour that Jobs had – a “neuroendocrine tumour”, which, according to Amri, is so “mild” that the survival rate amongst his patients was 100 percent.

It’s not just his personal life. There are troubling aspects to Apple as a company, too. Gawker ran an article explaining what was bad about Steve Jobs. Though he was an innovator, he was also “Rude, dismissive, hostile, spiteful.” Apple’s success has been “built literally on the backs of Chinese workers”. He censored the Apple store, banning everything from gay art to Vogue fashion spreads. Apple’s “Worldwide Loyalty Team” is primed to hunt down leakers; Apple “applies coercive tactics to the press.” He never gave to charity, and closed down Apple’s philanthropic arms. He denied paternity of his daughter Lisa. “He will undoubtedly serve as a role model for generations of entrepreneurs and business leaders. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing depends on how honestly his life is appraised.”

Think outside the box. We’re all acting like sheep, said The Register adding that Steve Jobs’ legacy was not to settle – and yet look at all these companies rushing to emulate Apple. To suggest that Apple has somehow solved the problem of tablets and smartphones “once and for all, and that no on can surpass Apple’s vision”, is “riduculous” – and “a slap in the face” to Jobs.

 


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Delta Responds to Me About My Complaint

    An update for all of you: after I posted my story two days ago on Monday about having filed a complaint with Delta when my seat next to Steve on a recent... Read more

    8 hours, 18 minutes ago by   William Lindsey
    LGBTQ, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • Mastering the Waves of Ketosis

    Mastering Waves Ketosis

    See the picture on the left below? The kids are wading into the ocean and aren't very far into the ocean. My son is getting smacked in the face by a wave. That... Read more

    8 hours, 45 minutes ago by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • DeBelle Gel Nail Lacquer - Sparkling Dust | Review

    DeBelle Nail Lacquer Sparkling Dust Review

    DeBelle Sparkling DustStay Connected I am a person who always loves to see her hands with nail paint on. My Love for Nail Paints will never fade away 💖 and... Read more

    9 hours, 16 minutes ago by   Niharika Verma
    HAIR & BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE
  • 7 Business Lessons You Can Learn From A 7-Year-Old

    Business Lessons Learn From 7-Year-Old

    Parents, it’s never too early to start nurturing entrepreneurial talents in your kids! As an active business advisor and angel investor, I’m convinced that we... Read more

    9 hours, 17 minutes ago by   Martin Zwilling
    BUSINESS, CAREER
  • 3 Things You Need to Do to Protect Yourself from Ransomware

    Things Need Protect Yourself from Ransomware

    As we become more and more dependent on internet, the dangers coming from the cyber world are increasing too. You may rest in the belief that it won't happen... Read more

    10 hours, 18 minutes ago by   Jyoti Arora
    GADGETS, TECH
  • Time to Buy Your Tickets to the World’s Largest Low-Carb Conference

    Time Your Tickets World’s Largest Low-Carb Conference

    This will probably be the world's largest international low-carb conference ever. Low Carb USA 2017 will be held in San Diego on the 3rd to 6th of... Read more

    10 hours, 38 minutes ago by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • What I Wore: Adventures in Style [Sponsored]

    What Wore: Adventures Style [Sponsored]

    As Gwynnie Bee's featured influencer for the month, they asked me to take an item from their collection for a spin that I would not normally wear. I like to... Read more

    10 hours, 47 minutes ago by   Wardrobeoxygen
    FASHION, SELF EXPRESSION, SHOPPING

Paperblog Hot Topics

Magazines