For those that follow the industry, Steve Jobs has been blatant about intellectual theft even until recently (the iPhone name, icon interface, touchscreen design, and other aspects were stolen from other companies primarily Cisco, Nokia, and HTC... remember the eerily similar HTC Touch or the LG Prada that released before the iPhone?).
He has even admitted it proudly:
Originally Posted by Steve Jobs ~ 1996
"We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.
Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal."
Originally Posted by Steve Jobs
"I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this.
Our lawsuit is saying, 'Google you f***ing ripped off the iPhone, wholesale ripped us off. I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong.
I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product."
It may be unpopular, but I just don't understand why as soon as someone passes we have to pretend they were saints and glorify them even going so far as to mark a holiday in their name. Similar thing happened with Michael Jackson, where first most agreed he was kindof a ego-maniacal weirdo that surrounded himself with golden paintings and statues of himself and a childish playground mansion that ran out of a hospital with a bloody baby which he dangled precariously out of a window while suspected of pedophilia, but upon his passing he was just "The King".
IMO, people should be remembered as they were, the good and the bad.