14 Oct '11, 12am

Blaming #SteveJobs for capitalistic excesses is puzzling, says our reader.

THE late co-founder of Apple, Mr Steve Jobs, was passionate about his work and derived the greatest satisfaction from delivering products that transformed the way people live ("Steve Jobs an example of capitalism's excesses?" by Mr Yuen Chung Kwong; Wednesday). He attracted Mr John Sculley from Pepsi to Apple with the offer to "change the world", not by offering more money. Mr Jobs would have been more stressed "resting" rather than being creatively engaged. Though he left Apple in 1985, he set up NeXT Computer to pursue his own creativity, starting all over again. When he eventually returned in 1996, it was the NeXT technology he brought back that led to the iMac, another major milestone for Apple and which returned the company to profitability after years of losses. Mr Jobs' genius was further evidenced in the success of the iPod, iPhone and iPad. While tiny portable MP3...

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