Steve Jobs Worst Person In The World

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    If you watch Countdown with Keith Olbermann, you may know his worst person in the world segment.

    He was named todays bronze medalist, because of his Starbuck's prank.
    http://www.wired.com/news/columns/0,72449-0.html?tw=wn_technology_1
     
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    hah, that was a funny tid bit on the show tonight, i chuckled to myself a bit.
     
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    I thought the prank was funny. I wonder if the person who picked up knew how many people were watching :)
     
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    I thought the "When I was in high school..." story was great! Little personal side of Steve we don't get to see all that often. :)
     
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    I absolutely LOVED the prank call he made. It shows he knows how to have fun and the audience certainly loved it. :D I was laughing myself.
     
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    I love Keith and the countdowns, but he needs to lighten-up. It was a joke.
     
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    I'd wager anything it was no prank. They were expecting the call.
     
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    I don't think so. The person who answered barely spoke English.
     
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    So he did it during the keynote? I didnt get that part.
     
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    yes indeed, right in the middle.

    Called Starbucks and was like "I'd like to order 4,000 lattes to go'"
     
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    I agree. At least he didn't get all embarressed when the clicker stopped working. I thought it was funny
     
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    I liked the high school story and the prank. Unlike when Microsoft keynotes go wrong, Steve makes the loss of time fun by telling a great story.
     
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    Haha... on more than one occasion Microsoft has had the infamous blue screen of death pop up... I always get a kick out of watching that.
     
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    I'd love to see that. Which year was it?
     
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    I wonder if Woz suggested that idea {the prank} Woz is really big on pranks.
     
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    For those of you who haven't read Steve Wozniack's Book, iWoz, the TV jammer prank was woz's. And steve jobs wasnt even in the same school grade as woz. jobs just stole that idea straight from woz. jobs wasnt even there. Or at least, thats how the book makes it seem.
     
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    jobs was in HS (i think around 1971) when he met Woz. Woz was working for HP at the time.

    -to
     
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    he should have actually ordered them and gave everyone in the theatre a latte, on Apple's shout :p
     
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    No, that's not how the book makes it seem. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak may have been in different grades at different schools, but they were friends at that time nonetheless. Woz may have built the TV jammer, but you can be sure that Jobs was right there with him when they were playing pranks on people watching TV. ...Just like Jobs said during the keynote.
     
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    Before you make comments like this, Steve said while telling this story that it was mostly Woz and not himself.
     
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    I cried a little thinking that someone at Starbucks was made a fool of. I burned a Mac II in my garden as an offering.
     
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    Was it really that big of a deal? I've done worse and thought less of it....
     

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