Analysis of Steve Jobs Tribute Messages Show People Compared Him to Ford, Not Edison

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Tue, Oct 25th, 2011 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

After Apple's CEO Steve Jobs passed away, the company encouraged its fanbase to share their thoughts about the loss. These comments have now been posted online for the world to see.

Data-loving Neil Kodner decided to take a look at these comments and examine what kind of information they would reveal. Among some of the more amusing details he noticed, he discovered that people compared Steve Jobs more to Ford than to Edison.

Also interesting where the number of mentions to other historical figures in the Steve Job remembrance messages. According to the submitters, Steve Jobs is clearly in some elite company. I don't know if I'd go so far as to group him with the man who brought automobiles and light bulbs to the masses but hey, we all have our priorities. All counts were determined through a simple grep command piped to wc -l

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