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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2011, 02:15:33 pm »
you are right Capt. Dirigible. We are missing the point here. 56 is way to young to die. Besides business man he was also a family man, a human being like you and I. (I'm sorry about your brother)
I've recently lost a son that only lived for about 45 minutes, and I can share or don't share with who ever I want. I can't imagine what life would be like, when I would be famous. Every time being reminded in many ways, good or bad.

Mockary, glorification, envy, respect are all prices you have to pay for being famous. Weither your a pop star or wealthy business man. Although he never asked for being famous, Steve Jobs life was part of the public. Sadly, people will remember bad things better than good things from a person.
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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2011, 04:32:48 pm »
Rumor has it that it all started with an Apple in Paradise....

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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2011, 04:36:10 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.

First off, my sympathies on your brother.  53, just like 56, is FAR too young.

And the good Captain is right-you may not like him PERSONALLY (hell, I was no fan of Dimebag Darrel, but I still give him props for what he did, Rest His Soul!), but he DID leave behind a family that he loved very much, and kept out of the media as much as possible.

If nothing else, THAT should count!
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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2011, 05:16:05 pm »
Mr Jobs iPhone design launched a million steampunk case mods, and whilst we may disagree with the palette of materials, the design made steampimping them very easy and yet very satisfying in the ultimate blend. The ipad is doing this all over again.

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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2011, 06:27:52 pm »
Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.

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Steve Jobs helped change the world. He has been taken from us too soon.
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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2011, 11:45:43 pm »
An Apple computer does not catch viruses. If you do catch a virus, customer support is instructed to get you out of the line ASAP without trying to help you. That's a fact. Steve Jobs had the right ideas at the right time, but his company is something I can't support in any way.

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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2011, 02:29:48 am »
I can hardly believe this has happened.  I was half expecting him to end up as the first man to have his mind uploaded.

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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2011, 10:10:55 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.

Exactly my thoughts... I hated him and Apple as well as everything they stood for... People might like to bash Bill Gates and Microsoft, but were it not for Microsoft licensing its software for multiple platforms, we'd be still paying over $2000 for a personal computer, and not allowed to install anything except proprietary hardware (like Macs still are), and I dare say that the Open Source concept would never have gotten off the ground.

That said, my grudge against Jobs dies with him, and he deserved a better end: I wouldn't wish death from cancer on my worst enemy.  Therefore, I bid thee farewell oh worthy adversary.  :'(
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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2011, 10:47:42 pm »
I honestly can't say I liked the man or his company, but a fellow human being has died at too early an age. For that I give my condolences to his family, friends and the legion of apple followers. R.I.P

He made something from nothing, and became a technology leader. Which is more than most of us will ever do. Gotta count for something I guess...

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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2011, 06:06:08 am »
I can hardly believe this has happened.  I was half expecting him to end up as the first man to have his mind uploaded.
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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #35 on: October 08, 2011, 08:21:34 am »
I'm a Linux guy myself and tend to use PC, but still the man had his qualities, and he did turn Apple around as soon as he got back from NeXT.  Marketing not inventiveness.  Same for Bill gates; both shrewd businessmen and visionaries of consumerism.  But sometimes the execution is just as important as the idea.  Otherwise people just don't buy the technology; e.g. iPaq or Pocket PC anyone?? No? See what I mean?

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(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

They already tried that and failed in the biggest global legal coup you've ever witnessed (indirectly actually; I wont comment publicly here on the details and on exactly who was suing who -that's hearsay and rumours- but let's just say it was BIG BIG money....).  Let's just say we got Windows Vista instead ...
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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #36 on: October 09, 2011, 12:38:14 am »
As much as I may personally hate the single menu bar and one-button mouse (or mice in general) and agree with various Edison-esque comments, his company's  stuff works flawlessly and easily , as advertised,  for most of its users. None of my work ever came even close to that.

You had a great run, Steve. I hope what comes next is fun, or at least restful.

You changed reality for everyone on the planet, eventually. Not everyone gets to have that as an epitaph. Cheers, old man.
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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2011, 06:29:52 am »
I believe this thread should be closed down Monday.

We have had our period of Mourning and Commiseration, but given the touchyness of the subject I am.... surprised that even though this is the nicest most civil place I've seen on the net, that a flamewar hasn't started (the Cyberpunk forum thread has degenerated into a full on battlefield of mines, trolls, flames aplenty, and all sorts of nasty. Though otherwise they seem a pleasant lot.)
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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #38 on: October 09, 2011, 09:54:01 am »
I believe this thread should be closed down Monday.

We have had our period of Mourning and Commiseration, but given the touchyness of the subject I am.... surprised that even though this is the nicest most civil place I've seen on the net, that a flamewar hasn't started (the Cyberpunk forum thread has degenerated into a full on battlefield of mines, trolls, flames aplenty, and all sorts of nasty. Though otherwise they seem a pleasant lot.)

It'll be placed in the Off Topic Historical Society board no doubt.
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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #39 on: October 09, 2011, 09:58:42 am »
I'd say for the most part people were respectful here...  I haven't had the displeasure of peeking into the cyberpunk ward thread

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« Reply #40 on: October 09, 2011, 11:52:07 am »
I believe this thread should be closed down Monday.

We have had our period of Mourning and Commiseration, but given the touchyness of the subject I am.... surprised that even though this is the nicest most civil place I've seen on the net, that a flamewar hasn't started (the Cyberpunk forum thread has degenerated into a full on battlefield of mines, trolls, flames aplenty, and all sorts of nasty. Though otherwise they seem a pleasant lot.)

I think that's an excellent idea, Lazaras. And, like the Corsair said, the OTHS could well be the best place for it afterwards.

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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #41 on: October 09, 2011, 05:06:09 pm »
He was a great marketer and developer of ideas.

Not an engineer, but neither am I.

For that matter Bill Gates has not written code in nearly 30 years either.

I wouldn't say he was a visionary, but he did affect the world, once Microsoft helped him develop the Mac (believe what you want, they both admit it, I don't care either way).


As to being 'too young to die'..... he had over half a century and left his family rich. I've buried too many friends who died without ever having the chance to get married, have kids (or at least see them grow up) or anything else in life, because they swore an oath and did what needed to be done.

Could he have lived longer? Yes he could. But when it's your time to go, it's your time. He knew it was coming and prepared for it.

You can't ask for much else. He had a good run and has nothing to complain about.

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Re: Steve Jobs is Dead
« Reply #42 on: October 10, 2011, 07:52:06 am »
I do not agree with the various software solutions that have been decided upon in Apple's hardware, and I may have my differences of opinion when it comes to running a company etc., but that doesn't change the fact that Apple was a world-changing company, with Jobs being its equivalent of a rockstar.


Just my two cents.
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