Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies aged 56

Steve Jobs has died age 56, Steve Jobs announced he was suffering from pancreatic cancer in 2004.

I have never been a Mac fan, and I love my Windows Phone 7 over my old iPhone. But the death of any one transcends the politics of technological preferences.

Steve Jobs death will feel like the end of the world to his family and friends so I give my sincere condolences to his family and friends.

However let’s not to turn a family tragedy into a media circus. Even as I put fingers to keyboard millions are dying from war, famine, poverty, ecological disaster, and thousands of manmade plagues, in far worse ways. Many of those unfortunates will die alone, unloved, uncared for; their passing will be an unregistered statistic in a morgue if they are lucky.

Steve Jobs, had a good life, he made a name for himself, doing what he loved, how he liked, and with more freedom and money than most of us will ever dream of. His passion granted him the freedom to give his family a good education, freedom, and a good life; in short his life was not so bad.

Let his family and friends mourn in peace, in their own time, and their own way.

Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011, died Age 56

Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011, died Age 56


Charity or Self Interest? Apple has giving 9,000 free iPads to Teach for America Charity

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Apple has giving 9,000 free iPads to Teach for America Charity, but whats the cost?

The charity in question is Teach for America program, and Steve Jobs’ wife, Laurene Powell is on the board of directors.

Apple invited iPad users that were upgrading to give back their first generation devices at a retail store, and it would donate them to the poorly paid teachers in the program. At the end of the day Apple’s not donating anything except the logistics and refurbishment costs. All the Ipads are secondhand, donated from people who brought Ipad 2s.

If Steve Jobs wanted to give to charity then Apple could have spent just a fraction of its $76 billion in cash on education, or Steve Jobs could have dropped a small fraction of his personal wealth on them as gift aid in the same way that Microsoft has done, and the Bill Gates foundation is actively doing.

To my mind this is nothing less than Apple trying to lock people and institutions into the apple way.

You may think that this would be a good thing, I dont. What have your thoughts do not con yourself into thinking that this has anything to do with charity. This is nothing less than an add campaign that is trying to lock in future revenue streams in other words school children.