Thursday, November 3, 2011

World without Jobs

The following post is specially for those Jobs fans who are cried their hearts out for three weeks.

I looked carefully then it is clear that his aura is methodically created by some agency over years using well strung stories of triumph over setbacks.

Does the series of gadgets changed our lives? No. because most of us did not start using those because they are so restricted and expensive.

The real change came with the release of the Android OS. Now, we have a gadget that can moonlight as a mini computer. The credit of genesis of the idea of Droids are sadly attributed to Jobs and iPhone again. But that is not true. Droids might be inspired by it but it is an open source product , light years away from Jobs philosophy of intellectual ownership. Now, who patents finger gestures :) other than you know who.

If greatness is to be measured by the length by which someone pushed the human civillization then Gates takes first place. At least he worked hard to create an OS from scratch and Windows gave a serious push to our civilization. That is undeniable irrespective of however people hate that OS for not being open source.

Fairy tales and loud noises attract people more than true talent and genius. The geniuses would be ignored in their time only to be made immortal when the shroud of myths lift and truth becomes visible to the future generations.

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Without Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) we would have:
No iProducts
No over expensive laptops

Without Dennis Ritchie (September 9, 1941 – October 12, 2011) we would have:
No Windows
No Unix
No C
No Programs
A large setback in computing
No Generic-text Languages.
We would all read in Binary..

They died in the same year and the same month but it seems only few notice the death of Dennis Ritchie compared to Steve Jobs.

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