Apple.com Pays Tribute to Al Gore's Peace Prize Win

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    queshy

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    Did anyone just go to apple.com? Weird....check it out.

    I don't think we'll get a leopard announcement today if this is what's on the front page...
     

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    He just won the nobel peace prize. :)
     
  4. macrumors member

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    Yes it is? Why would they have that up there? Kind of dumb to have on your front page, and can alienate some customers. They should have products up there!

    "We are bursting with pride"? :rolleyes:
     
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    Dammit Al. Give me my Leopard!
     
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    cos he just won the nobel prize and he is on their board of directors!
     
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    i think Steve and Al are very good friends, this site is viewed by tons of people, so... Al deserves it!!
     
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    Keep in mind, Al Gore is on the Apple Board of Directors. That explains why he is on their home page.
     
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    I love how they show Al in front of a picture of a hurricane. Because everyone knows global warming causes more, bigger, nastier hurricanes. That's why we've had so many this season and last, just like everyone predicted.
     
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    The whole Al Gore thing on the front page is prob. just a filler for an announcement image.
     
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    Although I personally think Al Gore is full of crap, I don't think people should be alienated by some Nobel Prize winner a company chooses to recognize on their front page. Yeah, Apple supports Gore, but that doesn't mean they're not still Apple, who has been churning out amazing products for as long as I can remember... (No rants about Al Gore, there's other threads for that!) :D

    He's on the BOD? :O Whoa.
     
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    What is up with Apple Hot News posting three articles on Al Gore and his Nobel Prize?
     
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    A large hurricane just happens to be a new Leopard desktop picture also.
     
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    AL Core is on the board of directors of Apple.
     
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    It means Al's bringing the hurricane for the announcement of Leopards shipping date!!
     
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    actually there are seven articles, but i agree apple doing this because you must be very proud if one of your board members won a nobel prize!
     
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    Anyone mention that Al Gore is on Apple's board of directors? :D
     
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    Former Vice President and Apple Board member, Al Gore, won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

    Apple.com's homepage updated with a tribute to Al Gore:

    Al Gore joined Apple's Board of Directors in 2003.



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    Isn't Al Gore on the board of directors?

    They only have 7 of 'em?
     
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    Plus his documentary is probably the most famous non-Apple presentation to use Keynote.
     
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    'bout time someone at apple won the noble peace prize.
     
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    They only got into this whole "environment" thing after they got slammed by the environmentalists...otherwise they'd never post something like this.

    Sidenote:

    I feel so special for having contributed to MR by being the first to post a story :D lol

    /Sidenote
     
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    That's a classy nod by Apple. How many corporations have a Nobel Peace Prize winner on their board? It's also nice "repayment" for the very prominent use of the 17" powerbook in "An Inconvenient Truth."
     
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    of course not. a director of apple won the nobel peace prize, for heaven's sake. it's nothing to do with a product announcement. if you think that it is, you're too obsessed with apple products.
     
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    I just threw up in my mouth a little.... :eek:

    ...and I'm from Al's home state!
     
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