What can I say? One of the true giants of my generation has just passed. To say that Jobs will be missed is already an understatement bordering on triteness – but yet, so true…
Meanwhile, the Apple-Samsung wars continue. Without understanding the details, I find it a bit ironic that Samsung is challenging Apple on the use of WCDMA when it was not too many years ago when Samsung gave notice to CDMA developer Qualcomm that it no longer intended to pay licensing fees for use of the CDMA technology simply because Samsung felt that it had paying Qualcomm, by its unilateral reckoning, long enough – regardless what was written in their technology use license agreement. In Korea, what Samsung wants is what Samsung gets (I keep hearing strains of “Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets)” from the old Broadway hit, Damn Yankees! as I observe Samsung at play in the Korean market…)
Now that Samsung is playing with the top tier players internationally, it will be interesting to watch how adroitly or ham-handedly Samsung competes.
Steve Jobs has died
CNN: Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, has died, according to the company. He was 56.
The hard-driving executive pioneered the concept of the personal computer and of navigating them by clicking onscreen images with a mouse. In more recent years, he introduced the iPod portable music player, the iPhone and the iPad tablet — all of which changed how we consume content in the digital age.
Jobs had battled cancer for years, took a medical leave from Apple in January and stepped down as CEO in August because he could “no longer meet (his) duties and expectations.”
Jobs, Apple Co-Founder and Visionary, Is Dead
By Nick Wingfield
The New York Times
October 5, 2011, 7:46 pm
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