Monday, September 17, 2012

Steve Jobs 1 year after his death

This post was originally planned for October 5th 2012, but we didn't want it to get lost in a mass of Steve Jobs tributes, so we are preempting the rush and publishing it 18 days early.

Steve Jobs was a visionary. He co-founded Apple in 1976 and is credited with single-handedly revolutionizing technology as we know it. Blah, blah, blah! We all know the Apple story, and if you don't then go g**gle it.

The modern Apple story is one of proprietary designs, fanboys and aggressively defending it's 4.7 million trademarks from other tech companies like Samsung (who ironically make the screens and most of the chips found in many i-devices). This mindset was created by Jobs and continues through the Apple corporation even after his untimely death one year ago.

an ipod shaped gravestone for Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs is so fiercely protective of his brand that he is continuing to take legal action against infringement even in the afterlife. His death has allowed him to reopen the battle with the late John Lennon over the Apple brand name. 
Apples apple logo next to Apple Records apple logo
Overlapping Apple Trademarks
Lennon's band, The Beatles, started Apple Records long before Jobs created and named his computer business and the two parties agreed that both could use the Apple name since there would be little chance of any overlapping of business interests. And then came iTunes... and conflict, but Lennon was already dead.

An image of Steve Jobs within the iCloud image
Steve Jobs defends his copyright for cloud computing
Long before the iPhone there was the GPhone, created by Forbidden Apple Corporation, and Jobs is in for a surprise when he realizes that he does not own the copyright for anything on the other side of the pearly gates. He will have little support since Heaven is not yet dominated by Apple fanboys, and he is going to be without legal backing since none of the lawyers were allowed in by St. Peter.
An iphone, modified to read GPhone with religious sounding apps
The latest GPhone from Forbidden Apple Corp.

A cartoon of God on a cloud using a laptop
The GMan using a GMac on the GCloud

Good Luck, Steve.

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