Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Oct 6, 2011.
r.i.p. Mr.Steve :/
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.
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.
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.
A great man passed away a great loss for mankind.
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
RIP Mr Jobs
Not much of an apple fan only ever owned an Ipod nano but my it was a great little device...
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.
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.
RIP Steve Jobs. You will always be remembered!
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
Reading some of these comments it brings to mind......
Diogenes Laërtius: De mortuis nihil nisi bonum.
For Mr. Jobs.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May he rest in peace. Great mind, really thinking outside of the box.
I thought this was interesting. 9 things you didn’t know about the life of Steve Jobs
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