Who says Amazon’s Bezos is cooler than Apple’s Jobs ever was?

A history professor whose museum exhibit in Seattle is endowed by Mr. Bezos, that’s who.

From “Hello, I’m Jeff” in Sunday’s New York Times:

“He’s getting thanked at the Golden Globes and targeted by presidential tweet tantrums — not even Steve Jobs had that kind of pop-culture currency,” said Margaret O’Mara, a professor of history at the University of Washington, who curated a museum exhibit in Seattle endowed by Mr. Bezos.

My take: Meaner, maybe. Not cooler. Steve Jobs has been dead for more than five years, but his pop-culture currency still beats Jeff Bezos’ most days of the year. Just ask Google.

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3 Comments

  1. Ken Cheng said:
    ““He’s getting thanked at the Golden Globes and targeted by presidential tweet tantrums — not even Steve Jobs had that kind of pop-culture currency,” said Margaret O’Mara”
    Uhm, Golden Globes? I do think Steve got thanked at the Oscars, so perhaps Ms O’Mara hasn’t been paying attention or perhaps she’s been paid for her attention.

    Now, Steve seemed quite vain about his appearance, but methinks Mr. Bezos has him beat. So, perhaps not cooler, but certainly vainer.

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    January 14, 2018
  2. David Emery said:
    Let’s see someone try to trademark “Jeff Bezos” 🙂

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    January 16, 2018

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