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Netgear CEO regrets Steve Jobs comment, not Apple attack

By Emil ยท 11 replies
Feb 1, 2011
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  1. 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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  2. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    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.
  3. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,461   +364

    But... someone did take it wrong, made a stink about it, and Lo releases an apology. Being Politically correct sucks. =/
  4. dedparrot

    dedparrot TS Rookie Posts: 67

    being politically correct makes the world a much better place to live in.
  5. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    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.
  6. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    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.
  7. RaiDeR55

    RaiDeR55 TS Rookie Posts: 45

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

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

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,264   +885

    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
  10. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Freudian slip maybe?
  11. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    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.
  12. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    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.

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