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Steve Jobs Awarded Posthumous Grammy 176

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An anonymous reader writes "Recognizing Steve Jobs's immense contribution to music, he was the recipient of the Grammy Trustees Award at the Grammy's this past Sunday. The award is handed out annually to 'individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording.'" Eddy Cue, head of iTunes, accepted the Grammy in place of Jobs.
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Steve Jobs Awarded Posthumous Grammy

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  • Re:Sigh (Score:5, Informative)

    by ackthpt (218170) on Wednesday February 15, 2012 @12:23PM (#39046327) Homepage Journal

    Today: "Yeah, Steve screwed us, but at least he didn't post the video on YouTube."

    2050: "The MPAA and RIAA led the fight to make media cheaper and more accessible worldwide."

    Come to think of it, the survivors of the Confederate States of America went through the same mental gymnastics.

    iTunes really was a saviour for the music industry, stupidly they clung to the belief their old business model was the only way. Now that they're all rolling in bigger piles of money than before, they want to hold the Kill Switch on our internet because every single one of is is either a Pirate or Pirate in Potentia.

  • Re:Sigh (Score:4, Informative)

    by jeffmeden (135043) on Wednesday February 15, 2012 @12:40PM (#39046589) Homepage Journal

    Today: "Yeah, Steve screwed us, but at least he didn't post the video on YouTube."

    2050: "The MPAA and RIAA led the fight to make media cheaper and more accessible worldwide."

    Come to think of it, the survivors of the Confederate States of America went through the same mental gymnastics.

    This is OT but one hilarious example is the town of Enterprise, AL which lauded the efforts of the Boll Weevil for providing the shift away from cotton (a troublesome and often low-value crop) toward more diverse crops including peanuts. Mind you, George Washington Carver is generally credited with the popularization of peanut farming across the south in the early 20th century. Oh, he's black? Nope, he had nothing to do with it, it was the pest that destroyed several years of cotton harvests that did it... Better thank that little bug!

  • Re:Sigh (Score:5, Informative)

    by paimin (656338) on Wednesday February 15, 2012 @01:01PM (#39046943)
    Well, I AM a sound engineer, and not only are the "field of recording" and the "recording industry" completely interconnected, but particularly in the context of the Grammys the distinction you are making does not exist. To the Grammys, the "field of recording" IS the "recording industry". Perhaps that fact is objectionable, but that has nothing to do with anyone's feelings about Steve Jobs in particular. He fits the award just fine.
  • Re:Sigh (Score:5, Informative)

    by joh (27088) on Wednesday February 15, 2012 @01:14PM (#39047179)

    Their devices are not innovative, they are just the most polished and accessible devices pretty much available. No wonder they are so love/hate on Slashdot, but the rest of the world loves em. Combined with one of the most effective distribution channels ever made, it's a pretty remarkable combo for consumers.

    I think that many people just confuse "invention" and "innovation":

    Wikipedia: "Innovation is the creation of better or more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are accepted by markets, governments, and society. Innovation differs from invention in that innovation refers to the use of a new idea or method, whereas invention refers more directly to the creation of the idea or method itself."

    Apple might not have invented very much, but Apple surely has innovated a lot, also with devices.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 15, 2012 @03:10PM (#39049187)

    Dumbshit.

    Where do you think the Xoom is made? How about Droid? Both made at Foxxcon, same as Apple. Only Apply has had the balls to try to improve the conditions in the factories that make their products. Everyone else is just sitting quiet and hoping people (like you) don't notice that they are using the same factories.

    Or are you just another Apple hater?

  • by Brannon (221550) on Wednesday February 15, 2012 @05:14PM (#39051815)

    morons. Where the fuck do you think the Xoom and Droids are made?

    Fucking idiot.

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