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At CodeCon 2022 on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook, former Apple chief design officer Jony Ive, and billionaire business executive Laurene Powell Jobs launched the Steve Jobs Archive, an online repository to honor the legacy of Apple's co-founder and CEO for many years. "Steve’s legacy lives on in the company we are and the …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge
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    The Steve Jobs Archive

    Well that's one link I'll never go to.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Somewhat of a myth...

    ...Steve Jobs only rejected traditional treatment once his cancer was terminal. He had cancer a couple of times if you remember...

    1. Dan 55 Silver badge

      Re: Somewhat of a myth...

      This doesn't appear to be true, whether it affected Jobs lifespan is another matter.

  3. PhilipN Silver badge

    Excuses galore

    Now it's enough for a [former] "celebrity", without apologising, to state [s]he was [borderline] bipolar instead of acknowledging that [s]he was just an a**hole.

  4. steviebuk Silver badge

    I assume it will omit

    all the times he was an arsehole? Which was quite a lot according to his book.

  5. Dan 55 Silver badge

    Elon Musk told GQ, "The one time I met Steve Jobs, he was kind of a jerk."

    Takes one to know one, I see.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Elon Musk told GQ, "The one time I met Steve Jobs, he was kind of a jerk."

      So using that logic I am a jerk - because I know you are, and you are because you know Elon is, and Elon is because he knows Steve is.

      Who did Steve need to know?

      1. ThomH

        Re: Elon Musk told GQ, "The one time I met Steve Jobs, he was kind of a jerk."

        Luckily I think it only takes six to know eight, so the chain attenuates.

  6. Admiral Grace Hopper

    Light and shade

    I'm glad that he did the good things that he did for the industry. He shook it up and changed its direction for the better more than once. I'm even more glad that I never worked with or for him. It must have been like living on the slopes of a volcano.

    1. Spanners Silver badge

      Re: Light and shade

      It's because of what he did to the industry that I will never buy an Apple device!

      What did he do? Litigate rather than innovate.

      1. ChoHag Silver badge

        Re: Light and shade

        Walled gardens were never so popular.

    2. steviebuk Silver badge

      Re: Light and shade

      I dislike Apple and I, even more, dislike Steve Jobs but I'll give you that. When Apple was on brink of collapse and he came back. He got rid of all the stupid names like (making these up as can't remember) Apple IC2.4, Apple IC2.6, Apple IC 3, Apple Dome 1.6 for all their PC builds that were coming or already out. And just simplified it all which made a lot more sense.

  7. Winkypop Silver badge

    In 500 years

    The Jobsian (bible) will evolve.

    “In the beginning there was an apple….”

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: In 500 years

      Built by Woz and lo, JOBS came unto the Apple and said "Let it be monetized"

  8. Valeyard


    I remember reading an article here at some point with John Carmack talking about Steve Jobs and it was enlightening about what an asshole that guy could be even outside working hours

  9. Phil E Succour

    That’s an interesting article…

    …but I suspect it won’t increase the chances of Apple responding when you ask them for a comment.

    Have a cold one, it’s Friday.

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: That’s an interesting article…

      Yeah, with the recent style change and some of the Apple related articles, I was beginning to get the impression that El Reg was heading a little more mainstream and possibly attempting to get back into Apples good ibooks. I guess not :-)

  10. Twanky
    Facepalm the decade since Jobs's passing...

    The word you seem to be trying to avoid is 'death'.

    You seem happy enough to refer to him as an asshole or jerk but you pussyfoot around the concept which is the great leveller.

    1. IGotOut Silver badge

      Re: the decade since Jobs's passing...

      I really hate that phrase.

      He has passed?

      Oh I never noticed. Did I miss him in the corridor?

  11. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

    Great visionary

    He could see [a]round corners

  12. MOV r0,r0

    "Change your founder's history. Not that big of a deal."

  13. Marty McFly Silver badge

    Tales from the early days at Apple:

    If you cut your GenX teeth on an Apple ][ and remember the first Mac, then you won't regret wasting the afternoon binge reading everything on the site.

  14. deadlockvictim Silver badge

    It also dispels a lot of myths about Apple, such as 'They stole the GUI from Xerox...'.

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