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Presa a primit biografia oficiala a lui Steve Jobs care va deveni publica abia pe 24 luna aceasta. Astazi am primit multe citate din carte si vrem sa impartasim cateva dintre ele cu voi. Citatele originale sunt in italice iar traducerea neoficiala in limba romana este imediat sub.

  • “Mr. Jobs told Mr. Isaacson that he was either going to be one of the first ‘to outrun a cancer like this’ or be among the last ‘to die from it,” wrote NYT‘s Steve Lohr.

Domnul Jobs i-a spus domnului Isaacson ( autorul biografiei ) ca va fi fie printre primii care va invinge un astfel de cancer sau printre ultimii care va muri de el – a scris Steve Lohr de la New York Times.

  • “The big thing was that he really was not ready to open his body. It’s hard to push someone to do that,” said his wife, Laurene Powell.

Principala problema era ca [ Steve] nu era gata sa-si lasa corpul sa fie deschis. E greu sa impingi pe cineva sa faca asta – a spus sotia sa, Laurene Powell.

  • “I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this,” Jobs said after HTC released an Android phone in early 2010. “I don’t want your money. If you offer me $5 billion, I won’t want it. I’ve got plenty of money. I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that’s all I want.’’

Voi distruge Android pentru ca este un produs furat. Sunt dispus sa folosesc optiunea nucleara in acest razboi – a spus Jobs dupa ce HTC a lansat un telefon Android la inceputul lui 2010 – Nu vreau banii. Poti sa-mi oferi 5 miliarde de dolari, nu ii voi lua. Am destui bani. Vreau sa nu mai fie folosite ideile noastre in Android, asta e tot ce vreau.

  • “Hewlett and Packard built a great company, and they thought they had left it in good hands. But now it’s being dismembered and destroyed,” Jobs said about HP’s recent decision to discontinue operations for webOS devices. “I hope I’ve left a stronger legacy so that will never happen at Apple.’’

Hewlett si Packard au construit o companie grozava si credeau ca au lasat-o pe maini bune. Dar acum este dezmembrata si distrusa – a spus Jobs despre decizia celor de la HP de a renunta la WebOS – Sper ca am lasat o mostenire mai trainica ca asta sa nu se intample niciodata la Apple.

  • “Bill [Gates] is basically unimaginative and has never invented anything, which is why I think he’s more comfortable now in philanthropy than technology. He just shamelessly ripped off other people’s ideas,” Jobs said.

Bill Gates este practic lipsit de imaginatie si nu a inventat vreodata ceva, de aceea cred ca se simte mai comfortabil acum in filantropie decat in tehnologie. Pur si simplu a furat ideiile altora fara rusine – a spus Jobs.

  • “We all have a short period of time on this earth,” Jobs said. “We probably only have the opportunity to do a few things really great and do them well. None of us has any idea how long we’re gong to be here nor do I, but my feeling is I’ve got to accomplish a lot of these things while I’m young.”

Cu totii avem doar o perioada scurta pe acest pamant – a spus Jobs. Probabil avem oportunitatea sa facem doar putine lucruri grozave si sa le facem bine. Niciunul dintre noi nu stie cat vom fi pe aici si nici eu nu stiu, dar sentimentul meu e ca trebuie sa realizez multe din  aceste lucruri cat sunt tanar.

Sursele pentru aceste citate: New York Times, Associated Press, The Huffington Post.

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