The chief rabbi in the UK blames Apple’s Steve Jobs for the selfish “i” culture. Speaking at an interfaith reception attended by the Queen, Lord Jonathan Sacks compared Jobs’ iPad computers to the tablets of stone bearing the Ten Commandments given to Moses by God. From Metro:
People are looking for values other than the values of a consumer society. The values of a consumer society really aren’t ones you can live by for terribly long.
The consumer society was laid down by the late Steve Jobs coming down the mountain with two tablets, iPad one and iPad two, and the result is that we now have a culture of iPod, iPhone, iTune, i, i, i. When you’re an individualist, egocentric culture and you only care about ‘i’, you don’t do terribly well.
The rabbi admitted he uses an iPhone and an iPad.