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(CNN)   "How to raise the next Steve Jobs." No mention of letting your precious snowflake take LSD and drop out of school to backpack around India   (cnn.com) divider line 202
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2012-01-24 10:38:23 AM  
like edison or ford, i think jobs was uniquely his own person. there will undoubtedly be other tech pioneers, but there will only ever be one steve jobs.
 
2012-01-24 10:41:05 AM  
So, all I need to do is knock up some hippie chick then get her to give our child
up for adoption?

Check.
 
2012-01-24 11:34:47 AM  

FlashHarry: like edison or ford, i think jobs was uniquely his own person. there will undoubtedly be other tech pioneers, but there will only ever be one steve jobs.


except all three were businessman not tech pioneers. It's the old Edison vs. Tesla debate.
 
2012-01-24 11:53:19 AM  
Yeah... pretty much anyone who has done anything of note has had a checkered past.
 
2012-01-24 11:54:52 AM  

zedster: except all three were businessman not tech pioneers. It's the old Edison vs. Tesla debate.


this is true. but all three were brilliant businessmen who recognized emerging technology and marketed it to the masses.
 
2012-01-24 01:34:52 PM  
I don't know much about Steve Jobs, but I'm going to guess that his parents weren't trying to "raise the next Steve Jobs". How about you just be a good parent for your child and be happy that you have a little mini-you running around and enjoying life?
 
2012-01-24 02:53:05 PM  
You need to vaccinate your child in order to get the autism that made Jobs intensely detailed and focused....and a prick
 
2012-01-24 03:27:48 PM  
The next Steve Jobs will get crushed like a bug by patent law. Good luck building the next big thing in your garage.
 
2012-01-24 03:28:16 PM  
In before babies in turtlenecks.
 
2012-01-24 03:28:42 PM  
If parents read the recent Steve Jobs biography, there's no way would they want to raise their kids to be like him... it'd be more of a curse.
 
2012-01-24 03:30:15 PM  
Steve Jobs has his place in human history because he realized vapid dorks needed pretty looking computers with simple controls so they could compete with PC people doing real computing and processing.
 
2012-01-24 03:31:39 PM  
Mock turtlenecks. Black as night and thousands of them.
 
2012-01-24 03:31:43 PM  
Well good news then! I've already given the little Snarcoleptics pancreatic cancer. The rest is up to them.
 
2012-01-24 03:31:44 PM  
Make sure you teach the kid to rip off his best friend for money, and that it's ok to park in handicapped parking spots. Oh, and make sure that they exploit a legal loophole so they never legally put a license plate on their car. And never donate to charity. And take credit for the hard work of thousands of engineers as someone who invented something.

People need to get over Steve Jobs. He wasn't that important. Its not like he came up with the cure for cancer or something.
 
2012-01-24 03:31:45 PM  
I disliked Steve Jobs until I read the biography recently -- now I hate the man he was. I will never own an Apple product. And I sure don't want my kids to grow up to be selfish, inconsiderate adults who (literally) cry when they don't get their way, take credit for the ideas of others, and treat family and subordinates like nuisances.

Fark you eternally, Steve Jobs.
 
2012-01-24 03:31:50 PM  

wyltoknow: I don't know much about Steve Jobs, but I'm going to guess that his parents weren't trying to "raise the next Steve Jobs". How about you just be a good parent for your child and be happy that you have a little mini-you running around and enjoying life?


Nice!
 
2012-01-24 03:32:33 PM  

wyltoknow: I don't know much about Steve Jobs, but I'm going to guess that his parents weren't trying to "raise the next Steve Jobs". How about you just be a good parent for your child and be happy that you have a little mini-you running around and enjoying life?


ts2.mm.bing.net

However, raising them to be wealthy may still have it's benefits.
 
2012-01-24 03:32:50 PM  
How many Michael Jordan's are there killed in gang violence, or Larry Birds who are now working middle management.

It is less the person and more the convergence of an infinite number of life circumstances that allow someone capable to take advantage of their gift. There are already people out there who could do as good, if not better, job as Steve Jobs or Warren Buffet.... but circumstances won't propel them into stardom.
 
2012-01-24 03:32:57 PM  

zedster: FlashHarry: like edison or ford, i think jobs was uniquely his own person. there will undoubtedly be other tech pioneers, but there will only ever be one steve jobs.

except all three were businessman not tech pioneers. It's the old Edison vs. Tesla debate.


"The page "Edison Tesla debate" does not exist. You can ask for it to be created, but consider checking the search results below to see whether the topic is already covered." -wikipedia

please, do tell
 
2012-01-24 03:33:07 PM  
Can't raise a kid to be open-minded without letting them explore.
 
2012-01-24 03:34:10 PM  
You can buy mock turtlenecks in bulk at Costco.
 
2012-01-24 03:35:42 PM  
Parents should teach kids that it's ok to take somebody else's idea, miniaturize it or add something, then call it your own and then sue the hell out of the person you got the idea from! :D
 
2012-01-24 03:36:04 PM  

wyltoknow: I don't know much about Steve Jobs, but I'm going to guess that his parents weren't trying to "raise the next Steve Jobs". How about you just be a good parent for your child and be happy that you have a little mini-you running around and enjoying life?


Well that's for sure; they gave him up for adoption.
 
2012-01-24 03:37:01 PM  
I am a fan of the man's work, but I am reading his biography (I am up to his college time) and I would have really wanted to biatch slap him. He really was the prototype "precious little snowflake".
 
2012-01-24 03:38:16 PM  

Jake Havechek: Steve Jobs has his place in human history because he realized vapid dorks needed pretty looking computers with simple controls so they could compete with PC people doing real computing and processing.


I'm not an apple fanboy but back when they made their own processors they did have a different product and a lot of people had a reason to prefer them.
 
2012-01-24 03:38:24 PM  
My parents sent me to London for 5 months to take "classes" that were so pathetically easy I ended up doing most of my classmates' work too (for cash, of course), and ended up doing a bunch of mushrooms and getting farked up all time time, does that count?

/does not have the work ethic to be the next steve jobs
//i'd rather work from home, be with my kids, and play lots of videogames
 
2012-01-24 03:39:12 PM  
Somehow, in spite of this genius-mania, U.S. students are struggling to keep up with their international peers. Our children's performance lags behind as we watch countries like Finland, Singapore, and South Korea churn out the next generation of math and science whizzes,

Except that just because this lady runs into one mother on a playground, doesn't mean that most parents are this way. It's not a stretch to say that many, many parents in america could care less about their kids education.
 
2012-01-24 03:39:18 PM  
Steve Jobs was a salesman who made a killing selling overpriced inferior products to sections of the population too stupid to notice the difference.

Does the world really need another sheister like that?
 
2012-01-24 03:39:42 PM  
I'm sure there's a way to adapt this into a set of instructions...

Borderline Personality Disorder (new window)
 
2012-01-24 03:39:54 PM  
Oh easy. LSD, learn to steal others ideas, take credit for said ideas. Profit. Game over.

/hopefully Jobs is roasting in hell.
 
2012-01-24 03:40:36 PM  

GameSprocket: I am a fan of the man's work, but I am reading his biography (I am up to his college time) and I would have really wanted to biatch slap him. He really was the prototype "precious little snowflake".


He was narcissistic, stubborn, self-centered, etc, but his parents certainly weren't over protective nor did they dote on him... he was a self-made jerk.
 
2012-01-24 03:42:34 PM  
How to raise the next Steve Jobs
By Christina Vercelletto, Parenting.com


Looks like someone just finished reading his biography.
 
2012-01-24 03:43:05 PM  

FlashHarry: zedster: except all three were businessman not tech pioneers. It's the old Edison vs. Tesla debate.

this is true. but all three were brilliant businessmen who recognized emerging technology and marketed it to the masses.


Not in Edisons case. He did everything he could to stop AC/DC from being adopted, and spent the latter years of his life trying to peddle machines people could allegedly speak to dead relatives using. Why he's held in such high regard is a mystery to me.
 
2012-01-24 03:43:10 PM  
Just make sure he's a tight-wad asshole who likes to bully sycophants.
 
2012-01-24 03:45:01 PM  

KrispyKritter: zedster: FlashHarry: like edison or ford, i think jobs was uniquely his own person. there will undoubtedly be other tech pioneers, but there will only ever be one steve jobs.

except all three were businessman not tech pioneers. It's the old Edison vs. Tesla debate.

"The page "Edison Tesla debate" does not exist. You can ask for it to be created, but consider checking the search results below to see whether the topic is already covered." -wikipedia

please, do tell


Tesla was employed by Edison and create alternating current (well the first viable ac commercial system) a direct competitor to DC, Edison's baby. Edison would have no part of it and shoved Tesla out. Tesla went to go work for Edison's main competitor, Westinghouse, and brought AC to market pushing the inferior DC tech out of the market. Edison ran engineering parks were he employed others and often patented and profited off their ideas. Edison was more of a businessman, venture capitalist and showman to Tesla's more inventive, socially awkward (he was OCD), hacker-eqse persona

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Currents (new window)

for another interesting look at Edison look into his control of movie patents, the whole reason Hollywood happened on the west coast was to escape Edison's patent war against them. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_Picture_Patents_Company (new window)
 
2012-01-24 03:45:16 PM  
I'm no Steve Jobs, but for what it's worth.....

My parents always made a deal with me when I was a kid. If my bedtime was 7:00, I could stay up until 7:30 if was reading. No music, no TV, no toys. Today, I'm a technical editor and I make a good living. I'm not saying that rule caused me to choose the path I chose, but it probably influenced me.
 
2012-01-24 03:45:48 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: FlashHarry: zedster: except all three were businessman not tech pioneers. It's the old Edison vs. Tesla debate.

this is true. but all three were brilliant businessmen who recognized emerging technology and marketed it to the masses.

Not in Edisons case. He did everything he could to stop AC/DC from being adopted, and spent the latter years of his life trying to peddle machines people could allegedly speak to dead relatives using. Why he's held in such high regard is a mystery to me.


Tell us more of this "AC/DC" that Edison fought against...
 
2012-01-24 03:47:12 PM  
TFA missed this one:
"As early as possible, teach your child to steal things from the Asian kids at school. They will often have fun, cool gadgets that they picked up at a local market or, perhaps, that a relative has sent them from overseas. Instruct your child to re-package that product and then pretend that he or she actually invented it."
 
2012-01-24 03:47:19 PM  

Leeds: Tell us more of this "AC/DC" that Edison fought against...


Meant to just type AC, but thanks for keeping me honest sparky.
 
2012-01-24 03:47:26 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: FlashHarry: zedster: except all three were businessman not tech pioneers. It's the old Edison vs. Tesla debate.

this is true. but all three were brilliant businessmen who recognized emerging technology and marketed it to the masses.

Not in Edisons case. He did everything he could to stop AC/DC from being adopted, and spent the latter years of his life trying to peddle machines people could allegedly speak to dead relatives using. Why he's held in such high regard is a mystery to me.


same with Ford, he opposed the model A, he lost to GM because they allowed for customization and factory orders and was a huge supporter of the Nazi's. His sons pretty much shoved his senile crotchety butt out of the way
 
2012-01-24 03:48:08 PM  

KrispyKritter: zedster: FlashHarry: like edison or ford, i think jobs was uniquely his own person. there will undoubtedly be other tech pioneers, but there will only ever be one steve jobs.

except all three were businessman not tech pioneers. It's the old Edison vs. Tesla debate.

"The page "Edison Tesla debate" does not exist. You can ask for it to be created, but consider checking the search results below to see whether the topic is already covered." -wikipedia

please, do tell


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Edison#Work_relations

Of course, the REAL Edison v. Tesla debate was http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Currents
 
2012-01-24 03:48:49 PM  
So Edison was the turn of the century's Steve Jobs to Tesla's Bill Joy?
 
2012-01-24 03:48:53 PM  

zedster: KrispyKritter: zedster: FlashHarry: like edison or ford, i think jobs was uniquely his own person. there will undoubtedly be other tech pioneers, but there will only ever be one steve jobs.

except all three were businessman not tech pioneers. It's the old Edison vs. Tesla debate.

"The page "Edison Tesla debate" does not exist. You can ask for it to be created, but consider checking the search results below to see whether the topic is already covered." -wikipedia

please, do tell

Tesla was employed by Edison and create alternating current (well the first viable ac commercial system) a direct competitor to DC, Edison's baby. Edison would have no part of it and shoved Tesla out. Tesla went to go work for Edison's main competitor, Westinghouse, and brought AC to market pushing the inferior DC tech out of the market. Edison ran engineering parks were he employed others and often patented and profited off their ideas. Edison was more of a businessman, venture capitalist and showman to Tesla's more inventive, socially awkward (he was OCD), hacker-eqse persona

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Currents (new window)

for another interesting look at Edison look into his control of movie patents, the whole reason Hollywood happened on the west coast was to escape Edison's patent war against them. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_Picture_Patents_Company (new window)


you are probably the only person who I could make a "westinghouse/electrocuted" joke to, who also might laugh*.


/*I say "might" becuase the chances are quite large that the joke wouldn't be funny, even if you knew the back-story.
 
2012-01-24 03:49:41 PM  

Leeds: J. Frank Parnell: FlashHarry: zedster: except all three were businessman not tech pioneers. It's the old Edison vs. Tesla debate.

this is true. but all three were brilliant businessmen who recognized emerging technology and marketed it to the masses.

Not in Edisons case. He did everything he could to stop AC/DC from being adopted, and spent the latter years of his life trying to peddle machines people could allegedly speak to dead relatives using. Why he's held in such high regard is a mystery to me.

Tell us more of this "AC/DC" that Edison fought against...


You don't know about the beef between Edison and Bonn Scott? Those two hated each other
 
2012-01-24 03:49:58 PM  
Well, you start this exercise by putting on your race-blinder goggles and then you shove everyone through a "no-child-left-behind" (aka "no-child-gets-ahead") public school regimen of 12 years of their life and then you wonder where the gems are, amirite?

If you honestly think that unionized public sektor employees can teach individualism to students then you're sadly mistaken.

The way to raise the next steve jobs is to dismantle the public school system. You have to stop trying to teach Algebra to 14 year old girls. You have to stop focusing your attention on the bottom 20% of the students, and focus your efforts on the top 20%.
 
2012-01-24 03:50:54 PM  

mekkab: zedster: KrispyKritter: zedster: FlashHarry: like edison or ford, i think jobs was uniquely his own person. there will undoubtedly be other tech pioneers, but there will only ever be one steve jobs.

except all three were businessman not tech pioneers. It's the old Edison vs. Tesla debate.

"The page "Edison Tesla debate" does not exist. You can ask for it to be created, but consider checking the search results below to see whether the topic is already covered." -wikipedia

please, do tell

Tesla was employed by Edison and create alternating current (well the first viable ac commercial system) a direct competitor to DC, Edison's baby. Edison would have no part of it and shoved Tesla out. Tesla went to go work for Edison's main competitor, Westinghouse, and brought AC to market pushing the inferior DC tech out of the market. Edison ran engineering parks were he employed others and often patented and profited off their ideas. Edison was more of a businessman, venture capitalist and showman to Tesla's more inventive, socially awkward (he was OCD), hacker-eqse persona

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Currents (new window)

for another interesting look at Edison look into his control of movie patents, the whole reason Hollywood happened on the west coast was to escape Edison's patent war against them. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_Picture_Patents_Company (new window)

you are probably the only person who I could make a "westinghouse/electrocuted" joke to, who also might laugh*.


/*I say "might" becuase the chances are quite large that the joke wouldn't be funny, even if you knew the back-story.


It would have to be an elephant joke
 
2012-01-24 03:51:53 PM  
It's easy to raise the next Steve Jobs, only have 1 child and spoil them.
 
2012-01-24 03:52:04 PM  

wyltoknow: I don't know much about Steve Jobs, but I'm going to guess that his parents weren't trying to "raise the next Steve Jobs". How about you just be a good parent for your child and be happy that you have a little mini-you running around and enjoying life?


This!
 
2012-01-24 03:52:43 PM  
 
2012-01-24 03:52:58 PM  

Jerkwater: I disliked Steve Jobs until I read the biography recently -- now I hate the man he was. I will never own an Apple product. And I sure don't want my kids to grow up to be selfish, inconsiderate adults who (literally) cry when they don't get their way, take credit for the ideas of others, and treat family and subordinates like nuisances.

Fark you eternally, Steve Jobs.


Pretty good trollin' there, Skippy! I guess the reason Apple's employees are so loyal is that Steve Jobs was selfish and inconsiderate, who took credit for their work. (I guess you've never seen the design team credits for their products) And I guess that is why is was so loved by thousands of people who were honored that he was their friend. And that family that he treated like nuisances rushed to his bedside because they wanted front-row seats to see him die. It's probably why Bill Gates said that Jobs was the most brilliant mind in his industry.

Apple doesn't need for you to buy their products. They became the world's biggest and most profitable technology company without your business.
 
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