Is it just Ego? (Updated)

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Date: Wednesday, April 27th, 2005, 08:36
Category: Opinion

iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of BusinessApple has pulled all John Wiley & Sons books from its stores because they are publishing an unauthorized biography of Steve Jobs. (iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business, US$16.47 at Amazon.com). Was this meant to pressure the publisher into quashing the biography or is it just punishment? Apple seeks to get online journalists to disclose sources to plug internal leaks.
Was this meant to intimidate the online journalists or was it just an attempt to antagonize the mainstream press by threatening first amendment protections? Apple pursues students who post builds of Tiger to the point of bankrupting their families before settling and extracting an apology. Was ATI punished harshly for its mistake in releasing information about Steve Jobs keynote announcement back in 2000?
What in the world happened to the summer version of Macworld and could it have been handled any worse? Why can’t Disney and Pixar come to terms? Is the Jackling Estate in Woodside, California an “abomination” or a treasure? How angry did environmental protesters in foam iPod costumes make Steve at the annual meeting this month? Did Steve Jobs slap a soldier who was suffering from post traumatic stress? No, that was Lt. General George S. Patton, Jr. and he slapped two of them. Just Google “Steve Jobs angered” to get your answer to the question: is it just ego?
Read More:
- Steve Jobs continues assault on First Amendment (Ed Bott)
- Caution: Steve is Watching (ATAT)


iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of BusinessApple has pulled all John Wiley & Sons books from its stores because they are publishing an unauthorized biography of Steve Jobs. (iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business, US$16.47 at Amazon.com). Was this meant to pressure the publisher into quashing the biography or is it just punishment? Apple seeks to get online journalists to disclose sources to plug internal leaks.
Was this meant to intimidate the online journalists or was it just an attempt to antagonize the mainstream press by threatening first amendment protections? Apple pursues students who post builds of Tiger to the point of bankrupting their families before settling and extracting an apology. Was ATI punished harshly for its mistake in releasing information about Steve Jobs keynote announcement back in 2000?
What in the world happened to the summer version of Macworld and could it have been handled any worse? Why can’t Disney and Pixar come to terms? Is the Jackling Estate in Woodside, California an “abomination” or a treasure? How angry did environmental protesters in foam iPod costumes make Steve at the annual meeting this month? Did Steve Jobs slap a soldier who was suffering from post traumatic stress? No, that was Lt. General George S. Patton, Jr. and he slapped two of them. Just Google “Steve Jobs angered” to get your answer to the question: is it just ego?
Read More:
- Steve Jobs continues assault on First Amendment (Ed Bott)
- Caution: Steve is Watching (ATAT)

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