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Steve Jobs gets some more love from California

Love him or hate him, Apple CEO Steve Jobs remains a very important figure head in the tech and business worlds.  In case you didn't hear anything about the news, the iconic leader of Apple was recently inducted alongside 12 other people into the California Hall of Fame earlier in the week by Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger.  During the event hosted California Museum for History, Women and the Arts in Sacramento, guests were treated to a warm welcome from journalists and other important people.

"What I find so remarkable about the California Hall of Fame at The California Museum is that it's a place where you can truly celebrate extraordinary individuals who come from all different walks of life and yet they have one thing in common - they have all made an incredible mark on the history of our state," First Lady Maria Shriver said before the ceremony.  "This exhibit showcases their amazing legacies and I hope everyone will come to The California Museum and be inspired by our California legends."

I don't necessarily agree it should be called a Hall of Fame per se, but I believe First Lady Shriver's idea is a noble one that will continue even after the Governator is out of office.

Other people in the Hall of Fame include Giants Hall of Fame baseball player Willie Mays, winemaker Robert Mondavi, former Dodger baseball player Jackie Robinson, Walt Disney, Amelia Earhart, President Ronald Reagan and Clint Eastwood.

Jobs and Apple look forward to another holiday season in which the iPhone and iPod MP3 players should continue to fly off the shelves.  Even though the company is being sued over voice mail and is accused of being a major monopolizer of the mobile phone market, Jobs looks to ride this success straight to Macworld Conference & Expo event in January.

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RE: Yeah, we should love him...
By Quiescent on 12/11/2007 2:58:35 PM , Rating: 2
Well, at least not all of us like to hate those who are sucessful. I just generally hate Steve Jobs for his twisted ways of selling under-quality products to people claiming it is innovative.

RE: Yeah, we should love him...
By Oregonian2 on 12/11/2007 7:48:24 PM , Rating: 2
That's called "marketing". He also called the Apple II a wonderful product as well, even though it was a pile of great selling junk (albeit better than the Apple I which was a lousy SBC).

Open a newspaper, probably any one, and look at most any ad. They're all "full of it". Marketing.

Should have heard the stuff the sales-droid was telling me about HDMI cables in the store the other day. Or pretty much anything Monster Cables says about their stuff. Marketing.

Or how anybody sells bottled water, especially water with impurities in it making it worth more somehow. Innovation. Marketing.

And they're probably all innovative. Innovative within each's respective company ("context"). So like whats-her-name said in the Frankensteen movie, "It's true! It's True!". :-)

"It's okay. The scenarios aren't that clear. But it's good looking. [Steve Jobs] does good design, and [the iPad] is absolutely a good example of that." -- Bill Gates on the Apple iPad

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