Discuss: Sir Steve Jobs

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Hi all,

This week's poll question is news that Gordon Brown, former UK Prime Minister squashed an idea to knight Steve Jobs. Discuss here if you think Jobs deserved the award, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

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#1
March 4, 2011 at 09:00:05
Foreign nationals usually only get knighted when they have done some service that is of benefit to the United Kingdom or citizens of the United Kingdom, not just becasue they did something good, although the cynic in me reckons that the biggest beneficiary of anything Steve Jobs did is Steve Jobs. For the life of me I cannot think what Steve Jobs has done in that respect. He is hardly a household name in the UK unlike the other recipients mentioned in the article,

Just for information: If Steve Jobs where to be knighted, he still couldn't call himself Sir Steve. That title is reserved for Citizens of the United Kingdom and some Commonwealth countries.. He can wear the insignia, put the appropriate letters after his name and receive all the honour and privileges the order bestows, he just cannot call himself or be addressed as Sir Steve.

Stuart


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#2
March 5, 2011 at 01:04:44
As a UK citizen I can't think of any reason why Steve Jobs should receive a knighthood (not that I think they are worth much in any case). This is different from the case of Bill Gates who received a knighthood largely because of his charitable work.

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#3
March 6, 2011 at 00:08:53
When pop stars and football players are knighted one wonders where the value is in the title!

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#4
March 9, 2011 at 15:57:36
Well, i don't think steve jobs have done anything to get the knight award. I have a feeling that only who has tons of money are getting knight award recently. I feel really bad about this.
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