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Apple after Jobs - more relaxed and charitable atmosphere

0. phoneArena 02 Nov 2011, 07:27 posted on

The atmosphere at Apple has reportedly become a bit more relaxed, and employees have been informed that the company will match their donations to charitable organizations up to $10 000 a head. This is something Steve Jobs referred to as "giving money away" and has been opposing during his years at the helm...

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posted on 02 Nov 2011, 10:35 1

40. snowgator (Posts: 3600; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


My comment was to you, vetteman, on Thor and not Zeus being the God of Thunder. Don't like the way these threads are not indented under their intended response like they used to be.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 12:22 1

51. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol Vette, you are confusing your mythologies. Zeus is greek, Thor is Norse. They are BOTH the "god of thunder" for their cultures.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 13:19 2

59. snowgator (Posts: 3600; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Totally true, remixfa. I should have voiced that.

Oh, and Odin would wup Zeus and his fancy toga and Thor would so bury Herc.....

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 13:22

61. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


LOLOL.

Hmm.. there isnt a Norse counterpart for medeusa, so the greeks would probably win as she turns everyone to stone.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 13:42

66. snowgator (Posts: 3600; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


ROFL....

DAWG-CRAP!! Yeah, guess we will give them that one...

:-D

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 13:42 2

67. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


My Thor comment was more of a joke and continuation of a rant that I can't stand reading people's garbled words like ZEUS.the.thunder.god's.

And NO, Zeus is NOT the god of thunder! If not the "king of the gods," he's the "god of makin' babies with his sisters."

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 14:26 2

71. snowgator (Posts: 3600; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


ROFL... AGAIN!!

Man, this is so much more fun than a Apple VS. Android thread....

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 12:19

49. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You obviously have zero understanding of what costs go into making a phone. The parts are only part of the costs. You have r&d, manufacturing, marketing etc.

Mid range phone?! Lmao watch this "mid range" phone crush every phone in its path and break records.

Apple is creating huge advances in tech. If it wasn't for them you'd still have a smartphone with a keyboard with no apps and a s**t web browser.


Say thank you Steve

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 12:23 4

53. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yea, because steve invented that..
he also invented the rectangle


oh.. and stealing from everyone while suing others for the same thing

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 08:24 1

15. MikeG77 (Posts: 410; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)


DetroitTech you are absolutely right that Jobs was capitalist when running Apple but from a political stand point he was very liberal. Thats WHY Jobs was so successful because he was able to see that mixing business and politics were bad for the company. A lot of people don't realize that any CEO's responsibility is to his/her employees and investors to make the company profitable.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 08:18 4

8. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Every dictator had a charisma. It's a mass psychology thing - projecting the god-like leadership fantasy on the most prominent and agressive persons who managed to climb to the top and stay there due to their no-mercy-opsessive-compulsive disorders gained through their life, most often in their childhood.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 08:20 3

11. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


right .. !!!!

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 10:32 2

39. snowgator (Posts: 3600; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


You do realize this guy was a tech CEO, right? No single person died on Steve Job's desk at his command and I am willing to bet no bodies will be found buried in mass graves behind Apple HQ. Your screen name kinda messes up any real chance we will take your conspiracy theories serious. But, we will enjoy.....

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 11:20 1

43. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Dictatorship is not defined by people who died because of it, but by manipulative dimension behind ideological propaganda of freedom and choice, and that was precisely Apple under Steve Jobs.

The fact that we now don't have classic religions and politics doesn't mean they have dissapeared - they are now substituted with "innocent" stories of technology and consumerism by choice. Only shallow consumer will fall on that.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 11:55

47. snowgator (Posts: 3600; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Okay, let me catch up here....

So your use of dictatorship in this case is due to "manipulative dimension behind ideological propaganda of freedom and choice, and that was precisely Apple under Steve Jobs".

Okay, so no engineer could quit under Steve Jobs? No developer or public relations people could leave to find a new job? Once an Apple employee walked through the hell-ish gates of Steve Jobs H.Q., they were chained to a desk and secret police cameras on their desks kept them at work? No other person brought an idea to Steve Jobs or was allowed creative thought, it was ALL HIM? He did all the Mac laptops, iPods, created the iPad all by himself, and all the R&D people set cowering in the corner, unable to voice concerns or ideas due to the fact they may not have been fed?

Are you basing this on Apple's court procedures, which Samsung and HTC are also taking advantage of against Apple? Are you basing this on Apple's refusal to allow apps in unless they approve it, as Microsoft follows that lead and consumers are flocking to Android because they have a choice on that platform?

Please continue on, my friend... I am enjoying this.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 12:21 2

50. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You're clearly an idiot. Hopefully there's an ip ban in your near future.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 17:40 1

83. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I think maybe you're getting out of hand with your expressed desire to see everyone banned.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 08:19 4

10. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


what do u exactly mean by "super powered iDevices" .. ip4s is a mid range phone nw.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 08:30

16. DetroitTech (Posts: 66; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Dual Core 1+ghz procs w a gig+ of RAM.

When the Flash debate was initially spurred with iDevices that was around the 3GS time. overclocked 600~800 mhz single procs with 256~512 RAM...

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 08:38 3

19. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


gig+ of RAM ???.. its actually 512 mb .. and if these specs are of best phone then please see d spec sheet of sgs II or galaxy nexus or some HTC devices or moto droid razr...

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 08:48

24. DetroitTech (Posts: 66; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


You're way out of context now. That paragraph was relating super powered to running flash. And again an iPad2 and iPhone 4S are considered super powered when stacking them up to Flash requirements. Again I'm speaking about running Flash not comparing one device to another.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 09:31

32. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


gotchya....

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 11:29

44. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


how sad that a "mid range" phone is kicking a** to the other "high end" phones in sales... that just looks bad for the makers of RAZR and the Nexus.... I see it as a win for Apple.... not a state of the art phone and sells more than the phone you are using.... imagine the damage Apple could do with a high end phone.... please sit down and imagine.....

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 11:33 1

45. Johnny_Mnemonic (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Gallito I can only imagine how Apple going down , no jobs no Apple

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 16:11

79. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


@ Johnny_Mnemonic ........people has had the same wish as you since 2007, and for 3 years going on 4.. Apple is on the top 3 for most sucessful company.. in the world...

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 08:40 2

21. iShepherd (Posts: 38; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Are you talking about the iphone 6 ??!?! The iphone 4S we know and love has dual core running at 800 mhz and 1/2 gig of ram. That may be more than enough for iOS but it'll still struggle with flash.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 10:01 1

35. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


Forget about flash! Flash is dead and the world is a better place because of it!

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 10:44

41. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


if flash is dead what plays my youtube videos...

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 12:22 3

52. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You realize YouTube works without flash right?

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 12:25 3

56. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol.. flash the most common web add on.. is dead??? wow.. thanks for that memo. someone should have told me that before i was watching stutter free flash videos on my phone today..

but of course you wouldnt know how great that is.. with your iphone n all. lol

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