Information and Accessibility: The Steve Jobs Legacy

October 7, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Posted in Opinion | Leave a comment
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So long, Steve

I want to be upfront and say that I’m not entirely sure where this post is going.

I had a very contentious relationship with Steve Jobs. Not that I knew the man, mind you. There was simply no escaping his vision and his philosophies. Much of his business mantra flew in the face of very deep-held technological beliefs. Closed, highly controlled environments over open and customizable. I’m writing this piece on a Lenovo Thinkpad, the Mirror Universe Macbook. I’ve been known to go on rants to my tech friends about how Apple’s closed environment stifles the user experience and goes against everything I stand for as a gadget geek. Given the choice, I’d take a Windows or a Linux machine where I can tweak to my heart’s content.

And, yet, despite the deep philosophical differences I have with the way Apple and Steve Jobs, I knew that the tech world wasn’t going to be the same without him.

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