I hope he does some good things with the funds collected from us. Mr. Jobs, to my knowledge and research, didn't help humanity, work with causes, appreciate his end-clientele, appreciate the support we freely gave him when we live in an era of choices. He chose, please correct me if you know more (especially as an Apple employee), if he was a humanitarium or helped our planet in any way.
I've experienced so much joy from his products, all of these Apple products changed my way of life. In my experience, the Apple service is currently crap. I hope Balmer corrects this. I also hope Balmer, or whomever steps in, follows his future roadmap with a microscope.
Steve Jobs is a true visionary and capitalist. I'm glad he got to reap the rewards of the intense work he focused so heavily. I'm glad Apple reinvented the technological world. I just wish his company treated his clients with respect and thought of the people purchasing the products rather than only the money, unless he used some of the insane gouging to benefit others in humanitarian efforts, in global change, awareness, to help others. He didn't, they didn't. It was all upsale and arrogance during this recent 5 years.
Rest in Peace Steve Jobs. I truly hope you rest in peace.
I appreciate giving as much as anyone. My goals for giving are met year in and year out and I feel very fortunate to do so.
So I feel comfortable posting to it's regard - the highest form of giving is anonymous - 100%.
I have sat on boards and been given checks from 1,000 to 10M.
Take some time and read a donor list - a significant portion is under the name anonymous.
I agree Steve Jobs should rest in peace - which is exactly why one never speaks ill of the dead.
No offense but I felt it was necessary to share this thought.
As a landlord who leases to a school in the inner city - Apple donated every computer and a systems engineer team which was well over 100K.
That's one school and just one experience.