Friday, February 10, 2012

Steve Jobs' Epitaph

"I'm glad I didn't live four months longer."

I've never been much of an Apple fan, but I couldn't really dislike them when they were an underdog. Remember 15 years ago when Microsoft gave Apple $150 million and promised to release their latest Office software to run on Macs just to save their sorry asses?

But since the iPod, iPad, iPud, and iPhone have become immensely popular with everyone but me, I have no trouble hating Apple. Now it turns out those wonderful products are manufactured under appalling, exploitative conditions. I have to admit I'm getting some schadenwood. Although it doesn't compare to, say, boys being raped in the showers, this is one PR nightmare Jobs probably wouldn't have wanted to deal with.

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