I find it mildly amusing that people are criticizing Steve Jobs for his lack of philanthropy or the Foxconn factory conditions. The reason he is being talked about is that his work has had a direct influence on first world culture in such a way that it is difficult to imagine what it would be like without it. And that is a rare thing to say about any individual.
It is strange how people can think that having some ideas is a greater deed than having the worldwide power of a big company that has nothing to do with culture. It might be that you can't imagine what the world would be without the cultural influence of apple products - i however can imagine what the world could be if digital technology would not be on duty of profit.
Allow me to put it into a different perspective. Do you think that Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, is equally to blame for these problems?
In short, the most of criticisms that people are making about Steve Jobs in relation to China, are really a symptom of a far bigger underlying problem that goes beyond the scope of what Steve Jobs has done.
Quote from: sthayashi on 16 October, 2011, 03:24:31 AMIn short, the most of criticisms that people are making about Steve Jobs in relation to China, are really a symptom of a far bigger underlying problem that goes beyond the scope of what Steve Jobs has done.Conveniently ignoring this problem in order to talk about what a great person he was helps to solve this problem how?
It's usually considered a courtesy and kindness to not speak ill of the recently deceased.