Re: The One Thing...

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Thu Jan 25 2001 - 14:55:24 MST

Charlie Stross wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 25, 2001 at 09:09:01AM -0600, Chris Russo wrote:
> >
> > To say that Steve Jobs wouldn't be missed is ridiculous.
> You missed the Gilbert and Sullivan alusion (the Lord High Executioner's
> song). My point was that Jobs is one of those egomaniacs the industry
> tends to throw up, like Scott McNeally, Bill Gates, and Larry Ellison.

Doesn't this miss or ignore that these "egomaniacs" are often the moving
forces of whatever industry or activity they are part of? It takes a
bit of ego and personal power/confidence, even bordering on the
pathological, to successfully start and execute something new in the
world. Of course, some times I get cynical and bemoan not be neurotic
enough to be a mega-success. :-)

- samantha

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