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Steve Jobs is Dead
« on: October 06, 2011, 12:20:42 am »
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/10/06/steve_jobs_is_dead/


While I knew he had cancer it's still a surprise. I'd always figured the man too stubborn to die.

He helped to craft the world we live in and changed things time and again first with the Apple ][ then with the Mac, then again and again when he took control of Apple again.

He did not do these things alone, and I have issue with his managment style and some of his rhetoric over the years. However I will not begrudge the man his success.

Leave ye your partisanism aside please, for decency's sake.

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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2011, 12:25:08 am »
far too early.. May not have always agreed with him, but he was a world changer..

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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2011, 12:29:44 am »
My husband is an iOS dev, my dad died of a different cancer, so it's hitting this house pretty hard.

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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2011, 12:38:00 am »
Thank you Steve for what you gave us and may you rest in peace.
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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2011, 12:56:05 am »
RIP Steve Jobs... He changed the world...
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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2011, 02:53:45 am »
Just so sad...56.

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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2011, 03:29:59 am »
Just so sad...56.

That's the part that gets me too. He could have offered a lot more to the world.

Still, what he did give us is amazing and has now solidly revolutionised the information age once more.
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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2011, 03:53:17 am »
The new Apple tombstone:

the iDied

(Yes, it's probably too early to be completely tasteful, but what else will the company invent now without his vision?)
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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2011, 04:01:07 am »
The new Apple tombstone:

the iDied

(Yes, it's probably too early to be completely tasteful, but what else will the company invent now without his vision?)

More importantly, what will Microsoft do without him to rip off?
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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2011, 04:40:02 am »
The new Apple tombstone:

the iDied

(Yes, it's probably too early to be completely tasteful, but what else will the company invent now without his vision?)

More importantly, what will Microsoft do without him to rip off?

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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2011, 06:08:38 am »
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." Steve Jobs.

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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2011, 06:28:57 am »
most of my family and extended family have been Mac supporters for a very long time (technically we came to mac, from apple 2gs) admittedly he had somethings that we may prefer to ignore about him but cripes Tesla loved a bird of the feathered variety as a wife.

He created things with the mind of a visionary, and the things he didn't create were often things whose original creators thought were useless, he gave them not only use but used them to change the world (graphic interface OS and the mouse were created by xerox, who pretty much saw it as a novelty and never developed it any farther than a demo model).

so I respect the man and feel that this was a horrible time for him to go (i'm sorry, so so sorry... puns are sort of defense for me a gifts I give to others). The Country needs Jobs right now.  :-[
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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2011, 07:17:43 am »
The new Apple tombstone:

the iDied

(Yes, it's probably too early to be completely tasteful, but what else will the company invent now without his vision?)

More importantly, what will Microsoft do without him to rip off?
Copy Linux

- too late
- linux is open sourced >,>

still RIP Jobs.
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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2011, 08:04:22 am »
The new Apple tombstone:

the iDied

(Yes, it's probably too early to be completely tasteful, but what else will the company invent now without his vision?)

It is too soon, but that doesn't make it less funny. ;D
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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2011, 08:09:25 am »
Very sad, an inventor, an innovator and a pioneer has left us.
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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2011, 10:22:16 am »
Whilst I didn't agree with a lot of what he did, he certainly left behind a legacy... and in the end, what more can a man ask for?
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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2011, 10:27:40 am »
It was Apple that taught me that functional can also be beautiful.

I'll echo other people's thoughts in saying that the world has lost a visionary. RIP.

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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2011, 10:45:41 am »
It also shows Steve and the Woz, just a couple of bright inventors, can start a company in a classic tinkerer's garage with this ....



.... then build a working but not ready for prime time prototype for a future leading edge product ...



... which finally gets them to the point of creating a commercial product ...



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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2011, 11:35:03 am »
Not a moment to soon. Most likely OD'ed on smugness.

All he has ever really done, is steal ideas from various linux systems, remove all the things that worked and wrap them in cheap white plastic.

I must admit, however, that I have always had great respect for his ability to continuously sell outdated technology, at 3-4 times the price of state of the art technology.He was truly a marketing genius.

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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2011, 12:25:56 pm »
He seems to have been the modern day Edison.
Buying, borrowing, stealing from others, make it more eccesable and sell it by the dozen. Although both have done their share of research, brain work and hands on work, they both will be remembered by their dark side.

RIP Steve Jobs.

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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2011, 12:27:33 pm »
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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2011, 01:41:47 pm »
The modern Edison. Apt comparison really and as most have echoed, not an entirely kind label. However even Edison had his genuinely favorable qualities. Sure Steve didn't invent (I think that was Woz's department) but he did market, he demanded polish. He made sure the products he sold would appeal and hit the 'I WANT THAT' button in the brain.

See it isn't all about making the best or most capible of systems since if you could have that and it still look like something sitting on a hobby bench nobody will want to buy it but the tinkerers. His push to see Apple ][ in schools was a stroke of genius really. Have many kids first exposure to computers be on an Apple.

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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2011, 01:53:08 pm »
I know very little about Steve Jobs (and what he achieved and how he did it) except that he founded Apple.

I do know this though..my brother died of cancer three years ago aged 53...Steve jobs was 56. It doesn't matter  how big a bastard some people think he was as a business man...56 is no age to die. My sympathies go out to his family.
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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2011, 01:55:54 pm »
He was a visionary that changed how people thought of technology. His products were 'meh' and I've never had a mac I didn't want to toss into a wall. But he helped change things.

Sad to see such a man go at an early age. I'll keep using his competitor's products because I get better support instead of "go to apple store -> wait 4 hours -> buy a new system".

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« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2011, 01:58:22 pm »
I didn't really care for Apple products, but Steve Jobs was a genius and his death is a great loss.
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