Dead Steve Jobs is still a crook

The title of this post is taken from a post at the Register (here) reporting on the end of Apple’s attempts to evade responsibility for illegal price fixing of electronic books. Jobs was a talented man, but he was no angel. I don’t want to demonize his memory, but neither should it be a whitewash that leaves out all the nasty bits. For all the people that criticize Amazon for their business practices, there are too few that do the same to Apple. Dead Steve Jobs is still a crook is a worth partial redressing of the balance, and a reminder that the honest view is always behind the glossy press releases, slick marketing campaigns, and even the must have products.