Netgear CEO regrets Steve Jobs comment, not Apple attack

Emil

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Netgear chairman and CEO Patrick Lo recently slammed Apple CEO Steve Jobs for his business practices, saying that the company would have to open its platform to compete with Google in the mobile space. Lo has since apologized for one of the comments he made, but he says he is sticking to his analysis of Cupertino's business issues.

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princeton

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I never took it that way. Jobs will be 56 years old on the 24th. If I were 56 years old and had as much money/stock as he does, I'd be gone.
 

madboyv1

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Princeton said:
I never took it that way. Jobs will be 56 years old on the 24th. If I were 56 years old and had as much money/stock as he does, I'd be gone.
But... someone did take it wrong, made a stink about it, and Lo releases an apology. Being Politically correct sucks. =/
 

princeton

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madboyv1 said:
Princeton said:
I never took it that way. Jobs will be 56 years old on the 24th. If I were 56 years old and had as much money/stock as he does, I'd be gone.
But... someone did take it wrong, made a stink about it, and Lo releases an apology. Being Politically correct sucks. =/

Who in their right mind would believe the CEO of Netgear would insult the health of a man who could be dying of cancer. That would just be cruel.
 

gwailo247

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When I read it, the first thing that jumped in my mind was that it was a comment about his health, if not his death. If Jobs wasn't on medical leave I guess there is room for interpretation, but with him on medical leave, its hard to take it in any other context.

That being said, Jobs is usually an *** when he speaks, so I'm not gonna shed any tears if he got butt hurt about this comment.
 

RaiDeR55

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dedparrot said:
being politically correct makes the world a much better place to live in.

Not really ..Being PC is way over done these days..

Just tell it like it is.. PC or not.
 
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don't ya just love it when a bunch of insecure ******* get there feeling hurt.... epic
 

Kibaruk

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As epic as guests still posting...

I didnt read it like that either, its quite clear though but ok you never know who gets upset by things that are told over the internets xP
 

Relic

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I personally never read it in that light but I guess someone could have, oh well good of him to clear it up. Now back to the real issue of Apple being a closed system.
 

PanicX

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Weird, I read it like he was referring to Jobs health, and didn't see the problem with it. If he had meant it that way, it might be a little callous or insensitive, but I don't think its offensive or insulting.