Bono On Steve Jobs: 'We Will All Miss The Hardware Software Elvis'

U2's Bono praised Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as the "hardware software Elvis".

Bono On Steve Jobs: 'We Will All Miss The Hardware Software Elvis'
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U2's Bono praised Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as the "hardware software Elvis" and "one of a very small group of anarchic Americans who through technology literally invented the 21st century" in a statement Thursday. Jobs, who died Wednesday at the age of 56, collaborated with the singer on a U2 iPod, and more importantly for Bono, on the (RED) Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Bono said, "What made Steve Jobs truly great is that he was only interested in doing truly great things. He was bored by an easy ride or easy profit. In a world littered with dull objects, he brought the beauty of clean lines and clear thought. This rhyme of intellect and intuition could be applied to a wide range of subjects from the US education system, to sculpture, to the fight against HIV/AIDS where his support of (RED) literally transformed the lives of two million people in Africa." Bono had defended Jobs' philanthropic efforts in a New York Times op-ed piece in early Sept. in response to an article by Andrew Ross Sorkin accusing the tech innovator of not contributing enough of his fortune to charity. Bono wrote at the time, "Steve Jobs said when we first approached him about (RED), 'There is nothing better than the chance to save lives.'" He also pointed out that Apple was (Product) RED's largest contributer with "tens of millions of dollars" in donations from the sale of (RED) iPods and other products. In his statement Thursday, Bono also hailed Jobs as a true innovator "I already miss him... one of a very small group of anarchic Americans who through technology literally invented the 21st century. We will all miss the hardware software Elvis." Thanks for the report to Billboard.com.

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    flyneye
    Bono should be arrested for prostitution. He's the biggest attention ***** I've ever encountered. When Bono the Peacemeister General fixes the problems in Ireland, maybe his opinion on the rest of the world would mean something. It's just showbiz folks, if it weren't for U2, Bono would be asking fellow Irish if they "want fries or a shake with that". The last band to be tolerated as political was The Clash. Joe knew how to sent the message without being a politically correct world nanny. Joe wasn't some condescending Leprechaun willing to abuse his fans with someone elses political agenda. U2 were just wannabes that your little sister listens to anyho.
    cyanide02
    peachesenregali wrote: I hate you Bono, even when you've done nothing to provoke me. I hate you.
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    Vahi786
    bono's great at singing, and his lyrics are amazing, but he talks too much.