They were -- and are -- fools.
Steve Jobs? Oh sure, he "gave you what you wanted." But he did it, and turned Apple into a household name with massive profits, by exploiting child and near-slave labor to the point that their contract factories in China have had to put nets up so you can't commit suicide by jumping off the buildings!
This is something we should applaud?
Well the fanboi's sure did last week.
Today? Where are the real accolades?
We're getting reports today that Dennis Ritchie, the man who created the C programming language and spearheaded the development of Unix, has died at the age of 70. The sad news was first reported by Rob Pike, a Google engineer and former colleague of Ritchie's, who confirmed via Google+ that the computer scientist passed away over the weekend, after a long battle with an unspecified illness.Dennis was an actual visionary who created something real. He's the reason you have a iFeminineProduct. He's the reason Tickerforum, The Market Ticker and virtually every web site on the planet exists.