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  • Netgear Boss Blasts Apple Chief Steve Jobs

    So much for having compassion for Apple chief Steve Jobs during his latest medical leave of absence. On Monday, Netgear CEO Patrick Lo went on a verbal rampage against Apple and its founding father Steve Jobs. Blasting the company and Jobs over their corporate atmosphere of secrecy inside an already tightly closed business model, Lo did not mince words as he predicted Apple's ultimate demise.

    According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Lo was speaking at a luncheon in Sydney, Australia when his rant began - a tirade that hailed the eventual failure of Apple because of its closed platform. "Ultimately a closed system just can't go that far," Lo suggested. "If they continue to close it and let Android continue to creep up then it's pretty difficult as I see it." Lo, however, didn't just spout off with examples of his theory. Referencing Betamax and VHS, in one instance, Lo's speech was teeming with examples of how open platforms commonly prevail over their closed counterparts. The Netgear chief says Apple has to "find a way to open up iTunes without giving too much away on their revenue generation model." Lo says Steve Jobs "wants to suffocate the distribution so even though he doesn't own the content he could basically demand a ransom."

    Once Steve Jobs goes away, which is probably not far away, then Apple will have to make a strategic decision on whether to open up the platform.
    In particular, the comment from Lo referencing the prospect of Jobs "going away" has been widely criticized given Jobs' current medical leave. In April 2009, Jobs underwent a liver transplant. At the time, his prognosis was "excellent." But earlier this month, just one and a half years after Jobs returned from his liver transplant, Apple announced Jobs' latest medical leave, raising questions about the Apple boss and just how healthy he really is - or isn't. Lo, however, didn't express much personal concern for Steve Jobs. And although Lo never mentioned Jobs' health, he did mention Jobs' ego. "What's the reason for him to trash Flash?" Lo asked. "There's no reason other than ego." Lo was also certain to mention that he's never had an opportunity to voice his concerns directly to Apple's CEO. "Steve Jobs doesn't give me a minute," Lo stated.

    Sydney Morning Herald
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Netgear Boss Blasts Apple Chief Steve Jobs started by Michael Essany View original post
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    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by brab View Post
      Well some of our office personnel uses iPhone4 and with 3G on the battery is even worse...I didn't think it was necessary to bring it up but apparently it is...

      In fact one of the iPhones twice last week went from 100% to 30% when being disconnected from the charger...good luck replacing the battery right?

      At first I just thought you are just a moron, now I am convinced you are a MEGA moron...therefore this will be my last post to you and I am done arguing with kids, as your above post is a proof that this is not getting anyone anywhere...
      "And overclocked + undervolted? LMFAO I have nothing more to say." - this is the best proof why btw

      First read my post above regarding iPhone4 if you so needed to bring it up, so you don't think it's a holy grail...

      If you read correctly what I wrote, I never said that an Android based phone had better or worse battery or that battery doesn't matter, I just said you can't really compare it as there are XX number of (current generation) Android phones with different specs and there's 1 iPhone...therefore you will find Android phones with better battery life and on the other hand some that are worse...
      If it was only 1 iPhone on the market and 1 Android phone on the market you could, without any issue...


      regarding your statement:
      "And overclocked + undervolted? LMFAO I have nothing more to say."

      Of course you don't have anything to say coz you are an ignorant dumb***...

      To refute on your "research" statement, you desperately need to do some of that before you make yourself look like a total idiot (like you did now)...
      Enjoy the reading (lemme give you a hint; OC=overclocked UV=undervolted):
      [KERNEL]Buzz OC/UV 1.22Ghz CFS+BFQ+SmartAss+TUN+EXT4+.28 ACE 1.2.2 [28/01/2011] - xda-developers

      Now sit down and shut the **** up...
      1. Nice English.
      2. Good luck further killing your already piece of sorry phone.
      Since I already know you have no idea what you are talking about, nor know the risks of overclocking and undervolting, I will just leave it at that.
      3. You have already lost, no one agrees with you.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      ^I agreed with a few of his points, I just know it's pointless to try and debate something with you.
    1. sadsamurai's Avatar
      sadsamurai -
      Quote Originally Posted by alexevo View Post
      that sadsamurai guy is just a troll, ignore him and his comments.
      Just who made your comments so farking special that they are more important than somebody else's?
      I have no love lost for Jobs and his way of thinking, you got a problem with that?
      You may be too simple to understand but sites like this exist because people do not appreciate when a bloody tyrant tries to tell them what they can or cannot do with their legally purchased product.
      So fack Jobs, the Apple Store and iTunes. I install anything, anytime on my iPhone without the approval, agreement or knowledge of Apple or Jobs.

      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      ^ I just can't believe he'd wish death on someone for not making a good enough platform. People are FAR too quick to hate these days. And I don't mean where people "hate on" someone I mean when they say "Go to hell"
      Is English not your native language?
      Where in that post did I wish death on the guy?
      I said if he goes he goes, I for one won't shed a tear.
      I never said it isn't a good enough platform, I said I hate control freaks and egomaniacs and Jobs is one of the biggest ones around.
      I won't be told by some punk hardware vendor what I can install on my phone, and how. If it wasn't for all the mad geniuses at the Dev Teams, we'd only be able to use that shite iTunes to load music, pics, etc on the iPhone but then again without them I would have never bough the iPhone in the first place.
      It's all done to enhance his company's bottom line.
      I won't play that game.
      I purchased his hardware and that's where our relationship ends.
      So screw Jobs and all his minions.

      The more I read about him the more despicable he appears:
      “..Jobs experimented with psychedelics, calling his LSD experiences "one of the two or three most important things [he had] done in [his] life"

      “Atari had offered US$100 for each chip that was eliminated in the machine. Jobs had little interest or knowledge in circuit board design and made a deal with Wozniak to split the bonus evenly between them if Wozniak could minimize the number of chips. Much to the amazement of Atari, Wozniak reduced the number of chips by 50, a design so tight that it was impossible to reproduce on an assembly line. At the time, Jobs told Wozniak that Atari had only given them $700 (instead of the actual $5000) and that Wozniak's share was thus $350.”

      “While Jobs was a persuasive and charismatic director for Apple, some of his employees from that time had described him as an erratic and temperamental manager.”

      “In the coming months, many employees developed a fear of encountering Jobs while riding in the elevator, "afraid that they might not have a job when the doors opened. The reality was that Jobs' summary executions were rare, but a handful of victims was enough to terrorize a whole company.”

      Read wikipedia, while it may not be all the truth all the time it can be pretty reliable:

      Ripping off his friend, Wozniak, who made him money that he couldn’t make himself because he was a talentless hack at the time, is as disgusting as it comes.
      I think it sums up his personality very nicely.
      So good riddance appleboy, have a nice trip whenever/wherever you go.
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      Cool story bro.
    1. MLGKorno's Avatar
      MLGKorno -
      Quote Originally Posted by alexevo View Post
      Cool story bro.

      What's the point of these stupid Memes? Just shut the fucl{ up.
    1. Co1d Night's Avatar
      Co1d Night -
      Wow, was a complete tard. You shouldn't be disrespectful to someone about them "going away" ESPECIALLY when they could very well be "going away". Pretty selfish.

      And if Steve Jobs "goes away" well..have fun with your new crapples...

      My router is a Linksys ^.-
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by sadsamurai View Post
      The more I read about him the more despicable he appears:
      “..Jobs experimented with psychedelics, calling his LSD experiences "one of the two or three most important things [he had] done in [his] life"
      You have obviously never tried psychedelics. That's your loss; keep up the close-mindedness.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      You have obviously never tried psychedelics. That's your loss; keep up the close-mindedness.
      Are you promoting them?
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Absolutely. My views and interpretations of the world were profoundly and permanently effected by them.

      Keep in mind, I'm 4+ years sober now.

      If you're not interested in them for whatever reason, at least go read Alduous Huxley's: The Doors of Perception. It's a pretty quick read (120pp?) and thoroughly explains them (although his book was based on mescaline experimentation, it all applies to other psychedelics).
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      No thanks. I'd rather get my world views from the wise rather than psychedelics. Just me talking