Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/06/the_steve_jobs_obssession.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/06/the_steve_jobs_obssession.html en-gb 30 Mon 03 Aug 2015 21:59:38 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/06/the_steve_jobs_obssession.html Dark__Fire http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/06/the_steve_jobs_obssession.html?page=88#comment8 @rclapham: "Just about every teenager has one" is a huge generalisation/assumption. In my experience, few people have iPods and they are generally more unreliable and featureless than other MP3/MP4 players. Of course, though, there are exceptions to every rule and my experiences may just be an exception. But, without any evidence, that's still a rather large assumption.Also, that's not the tech world - that's the business world. The tech world is concerned with technological innovation, rather than branding and the success of companies. Fri 03 Jul 2009 21:51:16 GMT+1 rclapham http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/06/the_steve_jobs_obssession.html?page=77#comment7 I actually think that you're right Maggie, as opposed to most people. Many people might not know who he is, but in the Tech world he might as well be a god. For example, since he came back to Apple, he's masterminded all of the products that are core to Apple's business and the share price did drop when he left in January. Where would we be without the iPod? Hm? Just about every teenager has one, and if it weren't invented, yes we'd use something else, but it probably wouldn't be anywhere as good as the iPod. Tue 30 Jun 2009 11:31:58 GMT+1 PRAVEEN_DUDI http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/06/the_steve_jobs_obssession.html?page=66#comment6 i agree with marks point Sat 27 Jun 2009 15:50:30 GMT+1 aeroFormac http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/06/the_steve_jobs_obssession.html?page=55#comment5 I would have to disagree with Mark MWFC. At work today I have been reading submissions from over 20 businesses for a contract with my company. Its not an IT contract but every single one of them mentions Steve Jobs and or Apple somewhere. Mentions for Bill Gates and Microsoft 1.I would suggest that in the financial services community at least his visiblity is much higher than Mr Gates. Fri 26 Jun 2009 15:43:19 GMT+1 Dark__Fire http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/06/the_steve_jobs_obssession.html?page=44#comment4 I completely agree with the previous comments. Obviously it would be sad if Steve died (for example), because he is a fairly well-known figure, and is the figurehead of Apple's recent success. But anything less significant really is of no consequence to the 99.9% of people who do not summarise their religious views as "Apple Inc.". Thu 25 Jun 2009 16:01:15 GMT+1 Jill http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/06/the_steve_jobs_obssession.html?page=33#comment3 So it is somehow strange that a person who needs a liver transplant and is not a media-luvvie while still being media-aware should finally allow people to know they have had major surgery? Don't over-mine it. Thu 25 Jun 2009 14:09:16 GMT+1 Mark_MWFC http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/06/the_steve_jobs_obssession.html?page=22#comment2 Actually Maggie very, very few people outwith stockholders and Apple fanboys care about Steve Jobs or even know who he is. That's just the truth of the matter.Go outside and do a survey of 100 random people and ask them who Steve Jobs is. Then ask them who Bill Gates is and I think you'll find out who really has the public prominence. Thu 25 Jun 2009 13:14:28 GMT+1 midi2304 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/06/the_steve_jobs_obssession.html?page=11#comment1 This post has been Removed Thu 25 Jun 2009 13:07:24 GMT+1 AlexGraham http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/06/the_steve_jobs_obssession.html?page=0#comment0 I disagree with your analysis of the reasons why Steve Jobs attracts so much interest. My viewpoint is that Apple (and some other companies) are run in a similar way to religious organisations, with a mysticism surrounding the upper echelons of power. How much of this is deliberate or a by-product of there marketing strategies is a difficult thing to quantify. Certainly by pitching their products as aspirational, they are always more likely to have more devoted customers in a similar way to Ferrari, Sony, etc customers. Thu 25 Jun 2009 12:27:05 GMT+1