Wow, evil. Strong word. I even think I'll get screwed on patent applications of Apple (vs an old invention of mine). But I don't think his intention was to damage us. I WAS a fan of the old Steve Jobs. But the new one had more of this contrived cult of personality style that made me question the foundations for all the hoopla they generated for products. I'm also a little sickened seeing the attempt to continue the trend, by claiming that Zuckerberg is now channeling Steve Jobs.
Jobs spoke to many industry leaders before he died, and I kind of laughed out loud when "Zuck" was on Charlie Rose. Charlie asked him about Jobs. He immediately looked directly down (and with some uncomfortable body language, in general) said something like wow! and then mumbled something like "yeah, he was unbelievable", then a prolonged pause without a firm compliment of Jobs, just small talk.
I think he is being instructed on how to be compared to Jobs, and Jobs was probably guilty of being a good showman more than this one of a kind revolutionary that many remember him (posthumously) as. But I must admit, this is the first time I've heard Jobs called "evil."
Manipulative,emotional, A-hole, an exaggerator, self promoter, self preservationist, and more. But evil is more of a judgement. I just read a older article called "Steve Jobs, the Man Who Gave Us Less for More." I definitely agree with that, and I believe WE have a better way.
But technology is still optional, and the market may not be as much under the ether like when he was alive.So you may have a point there. http://www.linkedin.com/in/networkx