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Apple Computer chief executive Steve Jobs said on Thursday he has no interest in becoming an executive at Walt Disney, which will soon complete its acquisition of the mercurial CEO's other company, Pixar Animation Studios, reports The Associated Press.

In fact, Jobs told shareholders at Apple's annual shareholders meeting that he plans to spend more time at Apple after he relinquishes his chief executive job at Pixar when the studio's merger with Disney closes in two weeks.

Asked whether he ever wanted to lead Disney given his growing influence in digital media, Jobs reportedly quipped that he had no interest in being Disney's Michael Eisner.

Jobs said he understood concerns that he would soon be spending more time at Disney, but "that couldn't be further from the truth," he said. "It'll require less of my time than Pixar did."

Disney's upcoming, $7.4 billion purchase of Pixar will land Jobs a seat on the Disney board and make him the company's largest shareholder.

Also on Thursday, a preliminary tally of votes during the Apple meeting showed that its shareholders re-elected the company's seven board members and rejected a proposal by environmental advocates to study how Apple could improve its recycling program.

During the meeting, Jobs also told shareholders to look our for an exciting new Macintosh television ad campaign that will begin airing next week.


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Originally posted by AppleInsider
Asked whether he ever want to lead Disney given his growing influence in digital media, Jobs reportedly quipped that he had no interest in being Disney's Michael Eisner....

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During the meeting, Jobs also told shareholders to look our for an exciting new television ad campaign that will begin airing next week.


Of course he doesn't want to be their M. Eisner... he wants to be their reincarnated Walt Disney!

...Ooh... what's gonna show on TV next week? 8)

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"Mr. Jobs would like to put some of our movies in you online store"? "Why yes! Thank you very much Mr. Jobs"! "That's ok Mr. Jobs, the pleasure's mine". "Right I definitely need to stop talking to the mirror, and get back to doing what I do best. Growing apple's"!
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Originally posted by SpamSandwich
...Ooh... what's gonna show on TV next week? 8)

Not in Europe though!
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post #5 of 55
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Originally posted by Ireland
Not in Europe though!

It's still purely a music store over here!
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Originally posted by SpamSandwich
Of course he doesn't want to be their M. Eisner... he wants to be their reincarnated Walt Disney!

...Ooh... what's gonna show on TV next week? 8)

probably just another iTunes/iPod ad. But here's to hoping!
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Originally posted by Ireland
Not in Europe though!

i'm sure it will be on Apple.com
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Originally posted by Ireland
It's still purely a music store over here!

So, it's gotten to the point where you're replying to your own posts?
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Is it too much to hope for a MacBook announcement on Monday or Tuesday, immediately accompanied by a new saturation ad campaign during all the big May sweeps TV programming?
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Originally posted by wilco
So, it's gotten to the point where you're replying to your own posts?

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Originally posted by AppleInsider
Also on Thursday, a preliminary tally of votes during the Apple meeting showed that its shareholders re-elected the company's seven board members and rejected a proposal by environmental advocates to study how Apple could improve its recycling program.

Why would anyone vote against this? How much money is it going to lose the already rich shareholders to put a bit of money into environmental protection? Hell, it would probably make them more as it would put Apple in an even better light than they already are!

Fucking Capitalism!

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Originally posted by wilco
So, it's gotten to the point where you're replying to your own posts?


That's not funny, it's just petty. Am I missing something?
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That's not funny, it's just petty. Am I missing something?
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Are you kidding me? That was post of the week material right there!
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post #14 of 55
"Pixar sale means more time for Apple" WELL DUH!! Everything he does at or with Disney relates to apple
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Originally posted by DeaPeaJay
probably just another iTunes/iPod ad. But here's to hoping!

Huh? Your not serious right! You mean you didn't hear the news about what's coming! It's huge
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post #16 of 55
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Originally posted by wilco
So, it's gotten to the point where you're replying to your own posts?

actually that was a mistake I meant to edit. I never knew Americans could be so sarcastic
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post #17 of 55
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Originally posted by andrewjnyc
Is it too much to hope for a MacBook announcement on Monday or Tuesday, immediately accompanied by a new saturation ad campaign during all the big May sweeps TV programming?

I highly doubt the MacBooks will be in a new "exciting" tv ad campaign! Something else me thinks.
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post #18 of 55
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Originally posted by DeaPeaJay
That's not funny, it's just petty. Am I missing something?

No you're not he was born that way!
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Originally posted by Ireland
No you're not he was born that way!

At least he wasn't born with this guy's name...

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Originally posted by DeaPeaJay


That's not funny, it's just petty. Am I missing something?

Humor?
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Originally posted by SpamSandwich
At least he wasn't born with this guy's name...

http://www.forbes.com/lists/2006/10/7XUE.html

Hey... at least he doesnt work for "Dikshit"... no joke... the name is bad enough... but do you really have to name your company that too?

Try saying you work for "Dikshit" with a straight face.
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Hey... at least he doesnt work for "Dikshit"... no joke... the name is bad enough... but do you really have to name your company that too?

Try saying you work for "Dikshit" with a straight face.

In elementary, my principal's last name was Crappaschitts. His first name was Chuck.
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Hey... at least he doesnt work for "Dikshit"... no joke... the name is bad enough... but do you really have to name your company that too?

Try saying you work for "Dikshit" with a straight face.



In elementary, my principal's last name was Crappaschitts. His first name was Chuck.

I had a teacher named Dickcock
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post #24 of 55
How did this go from "Jobs says Pixar sale means more time for Apple" to "Most diabolical name ever" discussion?

Must be the unforeseen conclusion that Steve will have more time for Apple now that he has sold his other business... Like... Duh!!!! Let's see, yes: "Steve Jobs becomes the CEO of Disney and Apple.

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Does this mean that Pixar films will be of lower quality than their superb blockbuster, well-thought-out stuff?
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Originally posted by Sekio
Why would anyone vote against this? How much money is it going to lose the already rich shareholders to put a bit of money into environmental protection? Hell, it would probably make them more as it would put Apple in an even better light than they already are!

Fucking Capitalism!

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Mainly because the announcement last week/two weeks ago to recycle computers on the purchase of a new one makes Apple on of the most environmentally friendly computer companies there is.
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Originally posted by polyester
In elementary, my principal's last name was Crappaschitts. His first name was Chuck.

A guy's (in Highschool) last name was Ficken (in German "ficken" is a
vulgar word of "to have sex") . This guy had a tough time actually.
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Originally posted by iPeon
How did this go from "Jobs says Pixar sale means more time for Apple" to "Most diabolical name ever" discussion?

...

This is not that far fetched, is it? Any thread can u-turn
at any time soon, if you don't mind.
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Originally posted by geo06
I had a teacher named Dickcock

In the Netherlands we have a police tv series where the two main characters are named De Cock (last name) and Dick (first name; his last name is Vledder). Quite the duo, for the English speaking crowd...

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So, it's gotten to the point where you're replying to your own posts?

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That's not funny, it's just petty. Am I missing something?

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Are you kidding me? That was post of the week material right there!

Agreed, big time!

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post #31 of 55
BACK ON TOPIC NOW !!
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Originally posted by gregmightdothat
Mainly because the announcement last week/two weeks ago to recycle computers on the purchase of a new one makes Apple on of the most environmentally friendly computer companies there is.



Basic tenet of environmentalism: the world is fucked and whatever action is taken is always not enough.

Just mucking around here, there are other more "positive" views of environmentalism and more "hopeful" Gaia perspectives..?
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BACK ON TOPIC NOW !!

No! Not until I point out http://www.dickhyman.com/
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No! Not until I point out http://www.dickhyman.com/


HOLY F**** hahahhahaahaah roflmao
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Originally posted by Ireland
Huh? Your not serious right! You mean you didn't hear the news about what's coming! It's huge


Yea, a mac built into a TV!

HUGE!

now, where's my sandwich?

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Originally posted by TednDi

now, where's my sandwich?



<soup nazi> NO SANDWICH FOR U..!! </soup nazi>
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Originally posted by geo06
I had a teacher named Dickcock

I knew a girl with a last name "woodcock."
post #38 of 55
I guess running Apple has grown in to a full time job, with the massive increase in size. And can't those environmentalist scum use someone else's meeting as a publicity vehicle please?
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And can't those environmentalist scum use someone else's meeting as a publicity vehicle please?

Totally! Why don't they do something more productive with their time, like posting on a computer-related discussion board?

Why so bitter, did a dingo eat your baby?
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Originally posted by wilco
Why don't they do something more productive with their time, like posting on a computer-related discussion board?

The difference is I do not interupt shareholder meetings to read my posts out. If they want to preach their nonsense let them do it on their own time, not Apple's.
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