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PatriotGames Donating Member (896 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 10:16 AM
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Is Steve Jobs a Democrat? n/t
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 10:21 AM
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1. Not just a Democrat
He's also a friend of Al (and a donor to the party).
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PatriotGames Donating Member (896 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 10:21 AM
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2. Thanks! That's good to know.
I feel better about buying a Mac.
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topherX Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 10:26 AM
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5. When Al Gore became a board member
that gave me a big clue that Steve Jobs probably is a democrat.

I love using my mac regardless of the CEO's political views. =)
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 10:22 AM
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3. Yes he is.
Al Gore is also on the board of apple. We can thank both for funding the fellas that created the world wide web.

I pray that he recovers from his cancer and stays in remission. We have so many things to thank Jobs for, Pixar alone, he has given back so much.
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HootieMcBoob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 10:30 AM
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8. And Jobs is supposed to have a part in Gore's cable news channel
I don't remember whether it was that he is an investor or he's on the board or what. But, I do remember that when the sale finally went through reading that Jobs was somehow involved.

I'm sending out good vibes his way too. I've always had macs and apple products and "knock on wood" have always had really good luck with them. I wouldn't buy any other computer.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 10:24 AM
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4. YES. I tell ya, once you go Mac, you don't go back.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 10:28 AM
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7. yup
i'm a total convert, i love my imac and i can't even imagine ever going back to a gray box again.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 12:16 PM
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24. When I got my first Mac, it was like scales falling from my eyes.
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 12:20 PM
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25. A computer without Windows is like a
dog running around without bricks tied to his head.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 12:21 PM
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26. I'm on my fifth Mac...
and I use one at work.
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goju Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 10:27 AM
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6. Anyone see that cheesy movie
about Bill and Steve? It was mostly about microsoft's beginnings and it portrayed steve as a nut but it was fairly interesting.

When I think about corporate America and breaking into the big leagues (im a small business owner), I remember a scene from that movie where Steve walks into a board meeting in bare feet, leans back in a chair, puts his feet on the table, and gives a symbollic finger to everyone. I try to take a little bit of that with me!
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 10:31 AM
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9. But it also said that Gates stole most of his ideas from Jobs! (eom)
NT
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minkyboodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 11:43 AM
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20. Don't you mean Wozniak?
while Jobs made everything happen most of the early Apple stuff was based on Woz's work (that and shortsighted Xerox selling off their technology). The TNT movie was fun in a campy sort of way but anyone who is really interested in the beginnings of the personal computer revolution should check out "Fire in the Valley" by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine (Pirates is based on it).
Long Live Woz
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 12:12 PM
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23. Both of 'em!
They were a remarkable team. :)
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OneTwentyoNine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 10:32 AM
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11. Pirates of Silicon Valley....
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anelson Donating Member (81 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 10:32 AM
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12. Yeah, saw that made for tv film
and it was pretty interesting. Gates comes across as an obsessive geek and Jobs as a visionary with poor coping skills. I love my Ibook but am forced to admit the PC has its advantages at times.
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Dying Eagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 10:38 AM
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13. "Pirates of Silicon Vally"
Great movie about Bill and Steve. I think it was a TNT made for TV movie.
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PatriotGames Donating Member (896 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 10:40 AM
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14. Cheesy, but accurate.
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 10:54 AM
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17. And yummy, Jobs was played by Noah Wiley
Pirates of Silicon Valley was not that bad.

My hubby is total mac man, we have had both imacs, we have the new ipod, and we have had an apple laptop. Once you go mac you never go back.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 10:32 AM
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10. Steve Jobs is also one of Kerry's advisors. (eom)
NT
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Reciprocity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 10:46 AM
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15. That movie wasn't so bad.
The best was "Triumph of the Nerds" by Robert X. Cringely.

http://www.pbs.org/nerds/
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MR. ELECTABLE Donating Member (170 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 10:48 AM
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16. Don't forget THE BIG DAWG!
Whenever Bill and Hillary would head for Northern California to visit Chelsea at Stanford, guess whose house they stayed at???

Not many republicans have the honor of saying a president has stayed in their house THREE times!
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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 10:55 AM
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18. I do not know for sure
But he has always impressed me as being one.
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 10:59 AM
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19. I like Jobs' politics, too bad he's a flaming asshole...
at least that's what I heard.
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BloodyWilliam Donating Member (665 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 11:46 AM
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21. I think 'eccentric control freak' is a bit more accurate.
From what I've heard, his off-beat megalomania is responsible for most of Apple's successes and all of its failures. ;)
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 12:11 PM
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22. Jobs had the Clintons at his home for dinner
Served them a Vegan meal too!

Jobs is a great visionary. He has twice brought Apple Computer back from the brink of extinction. They have always been a catalyst for advancing computer technology. Forst home computer with a GUI, first with a mouse, first CD-ROM drive, invented firewire, first to abandon the floppy drive (big ballsy move there) first 64 bit PC.
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