Okay. So at the very least, we can give him a passing grade for releasing.. pleasing?... products under his reign as CEO( After getting fired for quite a long spell).
I don't want to debate either, I merely want to call to question the media-induced hypnosis that we're supposed to feel like we lost some kind of technological genius, when there is no evidence at all that he created the products people love. As far as I'm concerned, he's given credit for the work of his engineers and his former best friend.
It's like everyone is expected to feel bad, when in fact I'm feeling hopeful because we might get somebody that doesn't run the place with what amounts to an Iron Curtain.
Doesn't it irk you even in the slightest that people buy that crap because "it's pretty?" Did those Apple commercials showing Apple users wearing a scarf make you throw up even a little bit? As if we are all walking around bookstores feeling left behind because we don't have a lit up fruit logo on our laptop. It has gotten so bad that we have celebrities, TV shows and movies showing off their Macintosh laptop, not because they know a damn thing about anything technological, but because the expectation is that it's stylish. They may even be getting paid to do that. I don't want my media modeling my computer like some kind of techno lingerie. And if you give credit to Steve Jobs for those products, you're going to have to give credit for that whole marketing scheme. Visionary marketing. Old Navy meets computers. That is my frustration. No debate.
I can appreciate art, but I don't have even the slightest desire for my computer to look pretty. I want fast, compatible, transparent, capable. Pretty doesn't even make the top 100, and I'm skeptical of people that choose their technology like they would choose their living room curtains.