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Techies Open Up: 11 New Anecdotes About Steve Jobs

Techies Open Up: 11 New Anecdotes About Steve Jobs
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Google Exec Vic Gundotra -- 2008 Google Logo Memory

Google senior vice president of engineering Vic Gundotra posted a story about Steve Jobs from 2008 to his Google + profile. The Apple CEO had called Gundotra during a religious service and Gundotra apologized for not picking up the unidentified call. According to Gundotra: "He said, "'Vic, unless the Caller ID said 'GOD', you should never pick up during services.'" What was the call about? The Google logo. Jobs' concern? Gundotra writes that Job said,"I've been looking at the Google logo on the iPhone and I'm not happy with the icon. The second O in Google doesn't have the right yellow gradient. It's just wrong and I'm going to have Greg fix it tomorrow. Is that okay with you?"'

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    Anonymous , August 26, 2011 8:54 AM
    Where's the FLIPPING picture?
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    zybch , August 26, 2011 9:58 AM
    "Tech pundit Robert Scoble essentially tells his life story through Macs"

    Which is why hes sitting in front of a dell, eh??
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    Tomsguiderachel , August 26, 2011 2:25 PM
    zybch"Tech pundit Robert Scoble essentially tells his life story through Macs"Which is why hes sitting in front of a dell, eh??

    Yeah, I thought that was pretty funny too. Obviously he came to be associated with Microsoft for a large part of his career, but he was raised on Macs, apparently, and continued to use them.
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    Tomsguiderachel , August 26, 2011 2:26 PM
    260511"...That Apple would still continue and if he feared that, I would happily take him to the store tomorrow where employees will inform him that they will still eagerly take our money for years to come. I will still go forward with the plan to upgrade my iPod and pass along my old one to him."OH DEAR GOD! apple brainwashing at an early age.

    What's interesting about this one is I think this child pretty much brain-washed himself, out of thin air.
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    jackbling , August 26, 2011 9:26 PM
    not an apple fan, but tech is tech so icame for the read; i sighed when i saw the picture story format, but was happy to find that i no longer have to hit "see more" on every page,

    thanks for the change, now i can just right arrow through these
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    dconnors , August 26, 2011 10:41 PM
    jackblingnot an apple fan, but tech is tech so icame for the read; i sighed when i saw the picture story format, but was happy to find that i no longer have to hit "see more" on every page, thanks for the change, now i can just right arrow through these


    We aim to please! It still isn't perfect, but hopefully everyone thinks this format is a marked improvement over the last one.

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    beetlejuicegr , August 29, 2011 7:59 AM
    Is is really sad and unfair for Steve Jobs to suffer from such a deadly disease. As it is for all persons, famous or not...
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