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CNN compares Palo Alto's two most famous residents

Original post made by Steve, Old Palo Alto, on Jul 7, 2011

And the younger one comes up lacking. CNN report: Web Link

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Posted by Our Heroes
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 7, 2011 at 1:13 pm

At least Zuckerberg is approachable and allows people to take photos with him. But maybe Jobs wants to keep that line drawn to keep the stature. When we can't reach celebs they seem less human and more intriguing.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jul 7, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Jobs was somewhat antisocial even before he was famous. Warm, fuzzy & accessible he is *not*. But that's not his job, anyway.

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Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 8, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Why does Facebook have to subsume everything else on the web, and why do I need to use Facebook to use Skype? Now are all my Skype conversations going to be stored or analyzed somewhere in FB. I wish this Facebook thing would just hurry up along the trajectory of MySpace.

Anyway, who needs to compare these people. To me, Jobs has a drive and vision, I don't know what the hell Zuckerberg stands for or wants, and I don't like the Internet being turned into Orwells future prediction.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jul 10, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Anon., totally agree! I know a lot of non-FB folks - they just refuse to use it. But if you criticize Mark, all of his sycophantic fans get upset. Aside from the 30 year difference, there are incredible differences between the two. Ever notice that famous residents in other local communities aren't bragged about ad nauseam? That's the peninsula I remember...& miss -too bad so many in PA can't keep their enthusiasm in check. Now people frequently are standing around Mark's house, ooohing & awwwwing. Weird!

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