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  • Steve Jobs Reportedly Denied Knighthood By British Government



    While no shortage of prominent celebrities and business leaders have been honored via British knighthood, don't look for Apple CEO Steve Jobs to turn up with a "Sir" in front of his name any time soon. According to a flurry of published reports Tuesday, Steve Jobs was apparently once in line for knighthood but plans fell through when former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown intervened and allegedly blocked the knighthood. Why, you ask? Steve Jobs apparently had the audacity to decline an invitation to a Labour Party event.

    And that was all she wrote for Steve Jobs' pending knighthood. If we didn't know any better, this probably means Steve won't get invited to Prince William's wedding either. Mr. Jobs must be devastated. Nonetheless, the media is having a field day with reports of Steve Jobs getting the boot from the British. Of course, it's not like Apple is going to withdraw all Apple products from the UK as a result of the reported snub, so its unclear what all the fuss is really about.

    But, alas, it makes for a good story. And since Bill Gates was knighted six years ago, Gates still has something to hang over Steve's head during poker night. Of course, with the iPad 2 and iPhone 5 looming on Apple's plate for the year ahead, there's an excellent possibility that Steve Jobs isn't giving much consideration to his lost shot at knighthood. After all, what's being a knight in England when you're the king of mobile technology in America?

    Source: Time Magazine
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Steve Jobs Reportedly Denied Knighthood By British Government started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. Meglomaniac's Avatar
      Meglomaniac -
      it is probably jobs who refused being knighted it does not sound like something he would care for.
    1. emtee25's Avatar
      emtee25 -
      Funny how he not English so can't be knighted, have to be born under the monarch to have these privileges and being steve was born in America he can't be a sir or a lord
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      Steve Jobs would not be bestowed the title of "Sir" anywho. Bill Gates isn't Sir Bill Gates. Only the title of "Sir" is given to citizens of the U.K and Commonwealth.



      You can be knighted but you don't get the title "Sir"
      Oooooh. I never knew or cared how that worked. But it's interesting. So they don't give knights huge... tracts of land?
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Knight? He should be the damn king!!
    1. Co1d Night's Avatar
      Co1d Night -
      Quote Originally Posted by chillihound View Post
      Firstly it is 'his products ARE not IS used, secondly give it time, ios and osx marketshare is increasing at such a rapid rate to the point where you may eat those words far sooner than you think.

      Microsoft Fanbois, gotta love 'em both.
      Gotta love the grammar police. It's iOS and OSX.

      Jobs could be knighted for his contribution to technology. He and Bill both are geniuses.
    1. nautical79's Avatar
      nautical79 -
      why would you like to be called Sir Steve Jobs when later on they gona call you Saint Steve Jobs.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      no one deserves a knight hood because its bull turd, the british empire is gone were now run by a coalition (which isn't democracy) and the Queen/Royal family are just for American tourists

      Nick Clegg is David Cameron's *****
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      I don't think Steve cares about being knighted when he already thinks he is God.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by chillihound View Post
      Not always trying to knight our peeps, only one so far - he can't be addressed as sir and only got it for anglo american commercial reasons.

      Truth is this little island doesn't need anyone or any nation. We are small but unfortunately full of arse kissing knobs.

      Steve I wish you well but the offer of a knighthood is nothing but bull crap politics.

      I personally love Apple products but why would that be deserved of a knighthood???
      Lol I was joking about Knighting peeps...relax. Jobs deserves a Knighthood for changing the world of technology.

      Quote Originally Posted by Th3_Amazing_Ath3ist View Post
      Gotta love the grammar police. It's iOS and OSX.

      Jobs could be knighted for his contribution to technology. He and Bill both are geniuses.
      Agreed.
    1. rocky5's Avatar
      rocky5 -
      If anyone is to be knighted it's 100% not Job's, he hasnt created any technology, it's all the think tanks at Apple that design and other companies that make the technology.
      All Job's does is sell it and make all you sheep think he done it all by him self, he's good with words that's all.
    1. dysfunction's Avatar
      dysfunction -
      But Bill Gates performs a great deal of humanitarian services. Steve Jobs is merely an extremely successful businessman
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocky5 View Post
      If anyone is to be knighted it's 100% not Job's, he hasnt created any technology, it's all the think tanks at Apple that design and other companies that make the technology.
      All Job's does is sell it and make all you sheep think he done it all by him self, he's good with words that's all.
      Lol. Who do you think started Apple?
    1. rocky5's Avatar
      rocky5 -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      Lol. Who do you think started Apple?
      what? Apple is the company name.

      The answer to your question is Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak, without him we would have nothing.
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      Quote Originally Posted by chillihound View Post
      Firstly it is 'his products ARE not IS used, secondly give it time, ios and osx marketshare is increasing at such a rapid rate to the point where you may eat those words far sooner than you think.

      Microsoft Fanbois, gotta love 'em both.
      Wow! You're trying to correct people? Here's what you should have posted...

      Firstly; it is "his products ARE used," not "IS used."
      Secondly; give it time. iOS and OSX market-shares are increasing at such a rapid rate, that you may eat those words, far sooner than you think.

      You had over twenty grammatical errors in that post. You now look like a tool. Don't try to police, when you have no badge.



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    1. blwallace5's Avatar
      blwallace5 -
      Somehow I think he will still be able to sleep at night...