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Steve Jobs: The Real Music Man

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple, Inc., died Wednesday at the age of 56. After he announced that he was stepping down as the head of the company in August, Soundcheck debated whether Jobs was the single most influential person in music in the past 25 years. Today, we remember the man who brought us the iPod and iTunes with New York Times technology columnist David Pogue

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David Pogue

Comments [7]

tedinatlanta from a fantastic magical unbelievable place

I just had made and installed a scarecrow for the Atlanta Botanical Gardens that was a giant iPhone lording over the tombstones of cultural elements it has "killed", including the music industry. Called the iCrow, it is hauntingly appropriate right now. anyone interested can see it on creatometrydotcom, my fledgling site.

Oct. 06 2011 02:40 PM
moshe from Manhattan

i admire Steve Jobs, but let us not forget that his company, Apple, is the most non-collaborative non-open one i know.
also, the customer is 'punished' for buying a non-Apple part: you cannot Apple hard drive if you after buying hard drive from another manufacturer.

Oct. 06 2011 02:20 PM
moshe from Manhattan

i admire Steve Jobs, but let us not forget that his company, Apple, is the most non-collaborative non-open one i know.
also, the customer is 'punished' for buying a non-Apple part: you cannot Apple hard drive if you after buying hard drive from another manufacturer.

Oct. 06 2011 02:19 PM
moshe from Manhattan

i admire Steve Jobs, but let us not forget that his company, Aplle, is the most non-collaborative non-open one i know.
also, the customer is 'punished' for buying a non-Apple part: you cannot Apple hard drive if you after buying hard drive from another manufacturer.

Oct. 06 2011 02:17 PM
Robert from brooklyn

how many things he invented? NONE. he took other people projects make them better, and sell them well. he was a brilliant strategist, but not much more.

Oct. 06 2011 02:15 PM
Gary Rosenberger from the Village

His technology did bring people together who would otherwise be apart. But as we increasingly relate to others through the media of his portable machines, we all have become less human.

Oct. 06 2011 02:12 PM
Jon from Manhattan

To the man who made it cool to rip-off musicians from their deserved compensation.

Oct. 06 2011 02:09 PM

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