Sunday, 21 February 2016

Tim Cook: Bad Apple

Cycling home in Alabama one day on his new 10-speed bike, an adolescent Tim Cook saw a large cross in front of a house he knew belonged to a black family. Gathered around the cross were members of the Ku Klux Klan in conical hoods and white cloaks. Cook heard the sound of breaking glass — perhaps a stone hitting a window — and instinctively yelled: “Stop!” One of the Klansmen raised his hood and Cook recognised him as the deacon of a local church.

Startled, Cook rode off, but he says he has never forgotten that scene. The incident goes some way to explaining his obsession with “doing things right” and his distrust of authority figures. The Apple chief executive, now 55, is the first head of a Fortune 500 company to come out as gay and has bluntly told investors who fear the company’s environmental policy may adversely affect its profits to “get out of this stock”.

Now he is embroiled in a stand-off with the American government. A federal court has ordered Apple to help the FBI break into an iPhone used by one of the pair who launched an Isis-inspired gun attack in San Bernardino, California, in December, killing 14... 

Little was known about Cook’s private life, so it was a surprise when he outed himself in an essay for Bloomberg Businessweek in 2014. He said if someone struggling to come to terms with their sexuality was helped by hearing the chief executive of Apple was gay, it would be a fair trade-off for his privacy.

“Part of social progress is understanding that a person is not defined only by one’s sexuality or race or gender,” he wrote. “I’m an engineer, an uncle, a nature lover, a fitness nut, a son of the South, a sports fanatic and many other things.”

Apple, under his stewardship, was taking a lead on equality and human rights, he said. Tell that to the FBI: the fight over privacy isn’t finished yet. 

Sunday Times.

A positively glowing profile that elevates Mr Cook to near god-like status, glossing over any bad stuff Apple's done.

I love how the gay media will report on almost anything Apple does because CEO TIM COOK IS OPENLY GAY, even if it has nothing really to do with him, never mind with him being OPENLY GAY, but all their well-documented evil business practices are dropped down the memory hole.


  1. "A positively glowing profile that elevates Mr Cook to near god-like status, glossing over any bad stuff Apple's done"

    And yet..and yet..Putin, Stalin (FUCKING STALIN!), [insert authoritarian regime or contrarian position here] get the benefit of the doubt in Fagburn world! Ya deluded hypocritical nut job, you.


  2. Love the little x at the end there lol