Friday, October 07, 2011

Bono pays tribute to Steve Jobs

The loss of Steve Jobs is a bit of a shame; a man who ran a technology company and was a force for good in design has died, cruelly early.

Bono has been so moved he felt the need to reach for bombastic overstatement:

In a world littered with dull objects, he brought the beauty of clean lines and clear thought. This rhyme of intellect and intuition could be applied to a wide range of subjects from the US education system, to sculpture, to the fight against HIV/AIDS where his support of (RED) literally transformed the lives of two million people in Africa.
Now, his support for Bono's 'don't worry, just buy stuff' charity may or may not have been a good thing - but how can Bono demonstrate that Jobs' involvement literally transformed two million lives?

Bono also said Jobs was the "hardware software Elvis", although surely his role was more a Colonel Parker?

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