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Does GNU/Linux need cult figures like Jobs?

May 14, 2009, 13:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

[ Thanks to Sam Varghese for this link. ]

"Technology companies tend to retain their focus when the founders stay on well beyond the point when the product has made its mark. It is, thus, not surprising that Jobs, the younger of the two Steves who founded Apple, has become synonymous with the brand.

"Steve Wozniak was the technical brain behind Apple, the man who developed the Apple I and II. Without him, there would have been no Apple. Jobs was his friend, a few years junior to him, and has great marketing skills - some even describe him as the world's greatest salesman.

"But has Apple come to overly depend on Jobs? Is it a good thing when someone comes to symbolise an operating system to this extent?"

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