The Latin saying goes De mortuis nihil nisi bonum, "of the dead, speak no evil." But here's an article that speaks to the truth about the late Steve Jobs and Apple. I don't particularly care that he was a bit of a tyrant and could be downright nasty to his employees. As far as the totalitarian control of his products, I guess he thought of it as quality control, rather than obsessive rigidity. The planned obsolescence factor of Apple does bother me (products that have a shelf-life of nine months or less before the next big "upgrade" comes along). But of particular concern to me is the child labor abuses in China -- when I think of all the American school districts clamoring to buy iPads for their young students. What everyone is too polite to say about Steve.
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