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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:22 PM

57. Seriously?

You do realize that Apple did not create iTunes?

Casady & Greene had a fabulous skinable mp3 & other media player called Soundjam. Jobs & Apple, in typical fashion, did not actually create the product. They acquired it, reworked it slightly, removed some of the best features in order to make it simple (walled garden style), and popularized it.

That is what Apple has been good at now since Jobs came back in the late 1990's. They don't invent or create things. They acquire, buy, borrow, and steal and then rebrand them. They then market the hell out of them so that most Apple users have become almost religious in their love of a companies products.

And before you go off and accuse me of being an "Apple hater" or Android fanboy, I have been an inventor and entrepreneur in the tech world for several decades. I have worked and coded for various systems ranging from classic Mac OS to Windows to Unix/Linux to embedded systems like QNX Neutrino.

My first computer was an Apple I. I still use several PPC Macs in my home office for various tasks and functions including pro audio under OS 9. What Apple has now become as a company is a sad reflection on the personality disorder of Jobs and not the better expression of Woz, the healthy, creative engineer who actually invented and made shit cool!

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