Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 - October 5, 2011) was an American
personality cult head technology "innovator", businessman, co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc and Pixar Animation Studios. Jobs is best known for his role in the technology revolution of the 1980's that began with his company's Lisa and Macintosh computers, and Apple's continued involvement in consumer electronics to the present day. He is also incorrectly known as the brains behind the operation; everybody knows Steve Wozniak was the one inventing while Jobs was the one selling.
Steve's career left a mark on many industries, notably for his particular
torture management tactics and vision that led to paradigm shifts in film, personal computing, and digital content distribution.
He was diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas in 2004, and the disease eventually killing him in 2011. Brian Dunning has suggested he refrained from proper medical treatment at first, preferring woo, thus hastening his death.
 East Asian workforce
Despite being presented as some kind of guru or secular saint, Jobs' company used Chinese and Taiwanese factories whose labor standards were not the same as the West's. In fact, at one point, Taiwanese workers petitioned Jobs personally about this.
- Some 137 workers suffered adverse health effects following exposure to a chemical, known as n-hexane. They claim that the Taiwanese factory owner has not given them enough compensation. Apple did not offer comment on the letter. Five workers, including 27-year-old Jia Jingchuan, have signed a letter to chief executive officer Steve Jobs , asking Apple to offer more help over the incidents.
Some worker in these sweatshops not only held a strike but threatened suicide if their reasonable demands were not met.
- ↑ Steve Jobs, Innovator And Vegetarian, Praised By PETA
- ↑ Steve Jobs: Why did Steve Jobs choose not to effectively treat his cancer?
- ↑ Steve Jobs Succumbs to Alternative Medicine
- ↑ http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/26/wintek_poisoning/ More workers poisoned by supplier for Apple, Nokia: Nokia responds. Apple doesn't
- ↑ http://www.dailytech.com/Employee+Worked+to+Death+at+Apple+Plant+Family+Refused+Full+Benefits/article18591.htm Employee worked to death at Apple plant
- ↑ http://m.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/feb/20/foxconn-raise-wages-apple-contractor
- ↑ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12550429 Chinese workers injured