tech2 News Staff Feb 24, 2018 16:41 PM IST
As we celebrate the 63rd birthday of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, we start reminiscing about his life, about how he completely changed the way we listen to music by creating the iPod, and then changed the technology landscape by launching the iPhone.
While he was a visionary, the co-founder of Apple passed away in October of 2011. It's hard to imagine how different things could have been had Jobs been alive. How much larger of an impact he would have had in the world of smartphones, laptops and PCs today.
Lucky for us, technology always comes to the rescue.
To gain some insight into what Jobs' life could have been, we turn to that ancient art of astrology, an art that continues to define the lives of countless Indians to this day.
Whether you have faith in astrology or consider it a black art, the results are certainly fascinating.
All we needed for a horoscope on one of the most influential figures in technology were a name, date and time of birth and place of birth. Entering his details gave us what is possibly a bigger picture of what was on Jobs' mind. This is what we learned.
"Likes the Arts, music, beautiful voices, poetry. Emotional, with fine feelings."
We honestly believe that Jobs was into art (well, he was responsible for some of the most beautiful and polarising devices today) "Emotional" and with "fine feelings"? We honestly don't know. Maybe animoji would have arrived several years earlier, and included something more than talking poop.
"The spouse will tend to spend more money than he earns. Be careful of any haste that could prove dangerous. Drives a car too fast."
Definitely hints at the Apple car here. No comments on the rest.
"Travels but little, no great attraction for abroad. Doesn't change principles, practically never changes mind."
Maybe this is why it took so long for the iPhone to get to the Indian and Chinese markets. More worrying is the possibility that we may have still been carrying 3.5-inch iPhones.
"Sincere and life-long friendships. The family comes first, however."
We disagree with this one. Wozniak may have been is best friend, but Apple always came first.
"A few problems with authority or someone in charge."
This requires no comment either.
"He is nonchalant, pretentious, full of self-importance. He likes what is beautiful and sometimes ostentatious, and spends lots of money for the sake of appearances. He likes to please and has numerous amorous adventures. He is unfaithful and undergoes tribulations in love."
You're on shaky ground here, astrology. From what we know about Steve Jobs, little of the above could possibly be true.
"He is serious, patient, honest, hard-working, orderly. His judgement is good and he thinks over things. He pursues his objectives to the bitter end, always knowing when to choose the right moment. He is upright and respects the law."
Back on relatively solid ground again. This very much describes Jobs in his chase to take down Android, his arch enemy. On a side note, we wonder what Jobs would have thought of the Pixel.
"He is not open to others' ideas, especially if they are free-thinking. He is an egoist and has a narrow mind."
Hmm. Maybe that's why iOS refuses to open up.
"He has a fertile imagination, is full of inspiration, and very emotional - all qualities that he uses on the professional level. He likes the Arts, beauty."
OK, this is getting too generic now! Time to stop.