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r.i.p. Mr.Steve :/
 
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#77
I try not to mourne the dead but the people they leave behind, i.e. family and friends.

He was the co-founder of the modern home pc and modern OS. He will be missed.

R.I.P. Mr. Jobs.

Strange how "Money is so important" yet it can't save you from yourself.
 

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I dont know how ill he was these last few months when he was still working as CEO of Apple, even when he handed over pretty much most of duties to his sucessor, jobs was still there out on the frontline until just recently when it hit the papers that he had indeed resigned as CEO.

And now hes passed on.

even though I dislike Apple products, and I dislike the way they treat some of their employee's. the way they try and bully their way around the market filing lawsuits quicker then i can eat my shreddies. the way they try to force the little guy to sign an NDA if any of their products go extremely wrong to the point where human life is at risk (Google 'ipod overheating' or 'ipod explosion')

all that asside.

Asside from the armed forces, who else on this earth can be so close to death but so dedicated to his job that hes stays with it till their almost the very final moments of his or her life?

Anyone else would have said fuckit, thrown in the towel and filed for indefinite sick leave and spent the rest of the year in a hospital bed watching the world go by and regretting everything before kicking the bucket.

For that reason. I respect the guy. He might of been an asshole but he was a damn fucking courageous one.
 
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#79
Just heard it on the radio. A sad loss, a man taken too early.

And will people please mature a little: stop with the hating already! And there is no need to caveat your RIPs with "i dont like apple or their products but..." What unnecessary nonsense. You need to remember this guy Formulated, Created and Lived his vision of technology. He has been responsible for the creation of so much we take for granted today.

While he might not of invented the Graphical Desktop (Xerox research takes that I think), Jobs and Apple were the only people to bring it TO THE MASSES in an affordable consumer PC. And he brought us WYSISYG and DTP. And he brought us high resolution screen and high pixel density. And he gave us and our grandmothers simplicity and clean interfaces.

Good guy. Will be missed. :pimp:
 
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Can't say I am sad to that he left apple, I can't say I am a fan of apple or their business practiceses, I can't say I own any of their products, but I can say I am sorry for the wya he died, but one could make the argumment that it was karma. If it was or not one can be their own judge.

R.I.P. Mr. Jobs
 

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RIP Mr Jobs

Not much of an apple fan only ever owned an Ipod nano but my it was a great little device...
 
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#83
I can’t call Steve Jobs an inventor and I certainly dislike Apple as a company. For me Jobs’ true gift was his ability to redefine and enrich ideas. He didn’t conceived GUI and PC’s but he did brought them to life, he didn’t invent the portable music player but he made it a worthy geek gadget for the new millennia, he didn’t create the smartphone but he made it simply smart and elegant, he didn’t invent the tablet but he gave it sense.

The only Apple product I own is an iPad 2, when the first iPad was launched, my first thought was “stupid device no full desktop OS = extra large iPod Touch”, I bet it would die soon and I was completely wrong. Where thousands of people saw failure, Jobs saw an opportunity and took it. Ironically, now I love my iPad, its simplicity makes it ideal for quick content consuming. Many of us, tech enthusiasts, argue about hardware specs, value and stuff, but what about devices and gadgets souls? What if we could imprint a soul into hardware… well, Jobs succeeded in doing just that.
 

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#84



It's sad to see life plucked out while at its most prime and experienced.
Like an apple which got attacked by worms while it was at its most mature and tasty stage...
That guy would have had much more to give to technology.
:(

Rest in Peace.
 

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RIP Steve Jobs. You will always be remembered!
 
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he died and i haven't tried any apple product yet .. apple might start sale offer on his death anniversary than i will buy any apple product
 
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Reading some of these comments it brings to mind......

Diogenes Laërtius: De mortuis nihil nisi bonum.


For Mr. Jobs.
 
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he died and i haven't tried any apple product yet .. apple might start sale offer on his death anniversary than i will buy any apple product
okay seriously what is wrong with people? guys if you don't have anything semi decent to say, how about you just don't hit the reply button. this is just gutless, this and many other posts. when it comes your time to pass, i hope you don't have people talk about you like this...

without this man, who knows where the world would be today, he invented the PC for common man, sure it probably would have been invented later w/o him but he did it first and he did it right and made SURE it succeeded, his dedication to what he cared about made the PC successful the first time around... who knows where the PC world would be if he didn't make sure it was done right the first time. i don't care what you think about the monopolistic greedy controlling Steve of modern day, sure he was an ass at times but the younger Steve propelled this world to where we are today, he had a vision that the computer was for the people, not just big businesses and set out on a mission to make it happen, everyone reading this on a computer (and im not sure how else you would) owes this man a thanks for following his vision and making it a reality. the world is surely a better place for what he has contributed, people in all places have access to so much knowledge now through their PC's, this was his vision, he started it and made it happen and i am thankful to the man for that.
 

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Invented the PC? Uh...no. I was around when the Altair and Imsai 8080 were available: 1977. I was doing data entry after high school on one my friend built from a kit. Two 8 bit chips. 16 bits of whoopass.

Not knocking what Jobs brought to the table...but you might as well say Al Gore invented the internet as to say Jobs invented the PC for the common man.
 
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Invented the PC? Uh...no. I was around when the Altair and Imsai 8080 were available: 1977. I was doing data entry after high school on one my friend built from a kit. Two 8 bit chips. 16 bits of whoopass.

Not knocking what Jobs brought to the table...but you might as well say Al Gore invented the internet as to say Jobs invented the PC for the common man.
lol that reminded me of Animal House. DID WE JUST GIVE UP WHEN THE GERMANS BOMBED PEARL HARBOR!

Relax Druid. Let em roll man. Let em roll.
 
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Invented the PC? Uh...no. I was around when the Altair and Imsai 8080 were available: 1977. I was doing data entry after high school on one my friend built from a kit. Two 8 bit chips. 16 bits of whoopass.

Not knocking what Jobs brought to the table...but you might as well say Al Gore invented the internet as to say Jobs invented the PC for the common man.
i believe he did invent it for the common man... how common was it for someone to have a PC in their home before apple came to town. sure, you may have had one, but it wasn't COMMON until this man changed things, that is all i mean by inventing it for the common man, before apple, the only PC that existed was for tech/nerd enthusiasts
 
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i believe he did invent it for the common man... how common was it for someone to have a PC in their home before apple came to town. sure, you may have had one, but it wasn't COMMON until this man changed things, that is all i mean by inventing it for the common man, before apple, the only PC that existed was for tech/nerd enthusiasts
He sold the concept. Not the product. You can give him credit for many things but inventing the personal computer is not one of them.
 
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He sold the concept. Not the product. You can give him credit for many things but inventing the personal computer is not one of them.
that was my point lol, this was his vision to have everybody have a PC and to have it become apart of our lives and i believe he succeeded, whether you have a mac or not doesn't matter, if you have a PC i think it's in large due to this mans mission as a younger Steve
 
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RIP Steve...i hated your products, and i never liked you very much, from what i have seen of you... but its indisputable that you had great success, and, to some people, are still an icon today. My Hat off for this.

Only thing, that buggers me,and of which i find, is too rarely mentioned, is,
that it wasnt you, who built the first Apple PC alone...
You helped with the soldering, thats true.
But, it was Steven Wozniak, who did the programming,OS, and most of the work regarding the Apple 1. That shall not be forgotten,please.
 

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i believe he did invent it for the common man... how common was it for someone to have a PC in their home before apple came to town. sure, you may have had one, but it wasn't COMMON until this man changed things, that is all i mean by inventing it for the common man, before apple, the only PC that existed was for tech/nerd enthusiasts
Apple created one of the first commercially successful PC's. The actual invention of the PC came from the collaboration of a lot of people, Apple was apart of the creation but they were only a fraction of the people who contributed.
 

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RIP Steve...i hated your products, and i never liked you very much, from what i have seen of you... but its indisputable that you had great success, and, to some people, are still an icon today. My Hat off for this.

Only thing, that buggers me,and of which i find, is too rarely mentioned, is,
that it wasnt you, who built the first Apple PC alone...
You helped with the soldering, thats true.
But, it was Steven Wozniak, who did the programming,OS, and most of the work regarding the Apple 1. That shall not be forgotten,please.
How true. The credit is often not given to the right people. Wozniak is the real techie between the two of them. Jobs had the gift of marketing and that infamous "reality distortion field" more than anything else, which has the wonderful benefit of making lots and lots of money, lol. :toast:

If I remember correctly, Wozniak hasn't been part of Apple for years and I find it telling that this is so. I remember seeing him in a couple of interviews and he seemed very likeable and the kind of person I can relate to.

I'll bet Wozniak is devastated right now at the loss of his friend and my condolences go out to him.
 
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While I understand peoples disgust with Steve Jobs as a person, that doesn't mean you need to trash his death, he died in an horrible manner, and for that I say R.I.P. , not because I respect him he was an asshole, but no one deserves cancer. So either bite your tounge, or simply say something constructive.
 
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May he rest in peace. Great mind, really thinking outside of the box.
 
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I thought this was interesting. 9 things you didn’t know about the life of Steve Jobs

For all of his years in the spotlight at the helm of Apple, Steve Jobs in many ways remains an inscrutable figure — even in his death. Fiercely private, Jobs concealed most specifics about his personal life, from his curious family life to the details of his battle with pancreatic cancer — a disease that ultimately claimed him on Wednesday, at the age of 56.


While the CEO and co-founder of Apple steered most interviews away from the public fascination with his private life, there's plenty we know about Jobs the person, beyond the Mac and the iPhone. If anything, the obscure details of his interior life paint a subtler, more nuanced portrait of how one of the finest technology minds of our time grew into the dynamo that we remember him as today.

1. Early life and childhood
Jobs was born in San Francisco on February 24, 1955. He was adopted shortly after his birth and reared near Mountain View, California by a couple named Clara and Paul Jobs. His adoptive father — a term that Jobs openly objected to — was a machinist for a laser company and his mother worked as an accountant.

Later in life, Jobs discovered the identities of his estranged parents. His birth mother, Joanne Simpson, was a graduate student at the time and later a speech pathologist; his biological father, Abdulfattah John Jandali, was a Syrian Muslim who left the country at age 18 and reportedly now serves as the vice president of a Reno, Nevada casino. While Jobs reconnected with Simpson in later years, he and his biological father remained estranged.


Reed College
2. College dropout
The lead mind behind the most successful company on the planet never graduated from college, in fact, he didn't even get close. After graduating from high school in Cupertino, California — a town now synonymous with 1 Infinite Loop, Apple's headquarters — Jobs enrolled in Reed College in 1972. Jobs stayed at Reed (a liberal arts university in Portland, Oregon) for only one semester, dropping out quickly due to the financial burden the private school's steep tuition placed on his parents.

In his famous 2005 commencement speech to Stanford University, Jobs said of his time at Reed: "It wasn't all romantic. I didn't have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends' rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5 cent deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the seven miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple."


Breakout for the Atari
3. Fibbed to his Apple co-founder about a job at Atari
Jobs is well known for his innovations in personal computing, mobile tech, and software, but he also helped create one of the best known video games of all-time. In 1975, Jobs was tapped by Atari to work on the Pong-like game Breakout.


He was reportedly offered $750 for his development work, with the possibility of an extra $100 for each chip eliminated from the game's final design. Jobs recruited Steve Wozniak (later one of Apple's other founders) to help him with the challenge. Wozniak managed to whittle the prototype's design down so much that Atari paid out a $5,000 bonus — but Jobs kept the bonus for himself, and paid his unsuspecting friend only $375, according to Wozniak's own autobiography.

4. The wife he leaves behind
Like the rest of his family life, Jobs kept his marriage out of the public eye. Thinking back on his legacy conjures images of him commanding the stage in his trademark black turtleneck and jeans, and those solo moments are his most iconic. But at home in Palo Alto, Jobs was raising a family with his wife, Laurene, an entrepreneur who attended the University of Pennsylvania's prestigious Wharton business school and later received her MBA at Stanford, where she first met her future husband.

For all of his single-minded dedication to the company he built from the ground up, Jobs actually skipped a meeting to take Laurene on their first date: "I was in the parking lot with the key in the car, and I thought to myself, 'If this is my last night on earth, would I rather spend it at a business meeting or with this woman?' I ran across the parking lot, asked her if she'd have dinner with me. She said yes, we walked into town and we've been together ever since."

In 1991, Jobs and Powell were married in the Ahwahnee Hotel at Yosemite National Park, and the marriage was officiated by Kobin Chino, a Zen Buddhist monk.

5. His sister is a famous author
Later in his life, Jobs crossed paths with his biological sister while seeking the identity of his birth parents. His sister, Mona Simpson (born Mona Jandali), is the well-known author of Anywhere But Here — a story about a mother and daughter that was later adapted into a film starring Natalie Portman and Susan Sarandon.

After reuniting, Jobs and Simpson developed a close relationship. Of his sister, he told a New York Times interviewer: "We're family. She's one of my best friends in the world. I call her and talk to her every couple of days.'' Anywhere But Here is dedicated to "my brother Steve."


Joan Baez
6. Celebrity romances
In The Second Coming of Steve Jobs, an unauthorized biography, a friend from Reed reveals that Jobs had a brief fling with folk singer Joan Baez. Baez confirmed the the two were close "briefly," though her romantic connection with Bob Dylan is much better known (Dylan was the Apple icon's favorite musician). The biography also notes that Jobs went out with actress Diane Keaton briefly.

7. His first daughter
When he was 23, Jobs and his high school girlfriend Chris Ann Brennan conceived a daughter, Lisa Brennan Jobs. She was born in 1978, just as Apple began picking up steam in the tech world. He and Brennan never married, and Jobs reportedly denied paternity for some time, going as far as stating that he was sterile in court documents. He went on to father three more children with Laurene Powell. After later mending their relationship, Jobs paid for his first daughter's education at Harvard. She graduated in 2000 and now works as a magazine writer.

8. Alternative lifestyle
In a few interviews, Jobs hinted at his early experience with the psychedelic drug LSD. Of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Jobs said: "I wish him the best, I really do. I just think he and Microsoft are a bit narrow. He'd be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger."

The connection has enough weight that Albert Hofmann, the Swiss scientist who first synthesized (and took) LSD, appealed to Jobs for funding for research about the drug's therapeutic use.

In a book interview, Jobs called his experience with the drug "one of the two or three most important things I have done in my life." As Jobs himself has suggested, LSD may have contributed to the "think different" approach that still puts Apple's designs a head above the competition.

Jobs will forever be a visionary, and his personal life also reflects the forward-thinking, alternative approach that vaulted Apple to success. During a trip to India, Jobs visited a well-known ashram and returned to the U.S. as a Zen Buddhist.

Jobs was also a pescetarian who didn't consume most animal products, and didn't eat meat other than fish. A strong believer in Eastern medicine, he sought to treat his own cancer through alternative approaches and specialized diets before reluctantly seeking his first surgery for a cancerous tumor in 2004.

9. His fortune
As the CEO of the world's most valuable brand, Jobs pulled in a comically low annual salary of just $1. While the gesture isn't unheard of in the corporate world — Google's Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt all pocketed the same 100 penny salary annually — Jobs has kept his salary at $1 since 1997, the year he became Apple's lead executive. Of his salary, Jobs joked in 2007: "I get 50 cents a year for showing up, and the other 50 cents is based on my performance."

In early 2011, Jobs owned 5.5 million shares of Apple. After his death, Apple shares were valued at $377.64 — a roughly 43-fold growth in valuation over the last 10 years that shows no signs of slowing down.

He may only have taken in a single dollar per year, but Jobs leaves behind a vast fortune. The largest chunk of that wealth is the roughly $7 billion from the sale of Pixar to Disney in 2006. In 2011, with an estimated net worth of $8.3 billion, he was the 110th richest person in the world, according to Forbes. If Jobs hadn't sold his shares upon leaving Apple in 1985 (before returning to the company in 1996), he would be the world's fifth richest individual.

While there's no word yet on plans for his estate, Jobs leaves behind three children from his marriage to Laurene Jobs (Reed, Erin, and Eve), as well as his first daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs.
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