Fly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4736 times:
Quoting bill142 (Reply 4): Check out apple.com and you will find your answer.
Well then, may he RIP.
I gotta say though, I saw it coming. Nobody just quits such an important position in a company for no reason, not to mention he just looked very ill and frail during his last years.
I just hope the Apple extremists don't start doing ludicrous things like building an i-taj-mahal, and that the church of steve jobs may now actually become a true religion. I would not be surprised if they did.
flykev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1365 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4664 times:
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This is truly sad news, and it is indisputable that this man changed the world. May he RIP. I had a great deal of respect for this man.
On a side note, on behalf of the moderators a polite request; please can we ensure that this discussion is left as a discussion regarding this news and that it does not go off topic to discuss Apple products or an iPhone vs. Whatever thread.
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Dreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8369 posts, RR: 24 Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4630 times:
Very sad. Jobs was a monument to modern technology. I remember when Apple was completely lost in the mid 90s, and he not only resurrected it but took it to an entirely new level. He will be sorely missed, and I think it's safe to say that the world will advance more slowly without him.
PS, Klaus, don't kill yourself! There are still reasons to live!
srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 17288 posts, RR: 51 Reply 24, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4455 times:
For many of my generation, Apple computers were our first exposure to computers. Apple IIs were for many years, the only computers you would see in school classrooms, as Apple was really the first computer company to market towards the education market. In the early to mid-1980s, most folks didn't own a home computer, as they were quite expensive, as for many, the price of an average computer back then was a sizable part of their annual salary. Most folks first experiences with computers were at school or in the workplace, and typically it was Apples in the educational environment and PCs in the workplace. I remember my high school still had an Apple computer lab with various versions of the Apple II series at the time I graduated in the early 90s. If it wasn't for guys like Steve Jobs, an entire generation would have never been introduced to computers at a young age, and it is that generation that were in elementary school in the early to mid 1980s that helped make computers such an everyday device in the last decade or so.
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25 MSPNWA: Never been a big fan of his company, but in the end a life lost is a life lost. RIP Steve. You will definitely always be remembered.
26 Klaus: Sad that he didn't have more time, and unfortunate that his exit was not without suffering. Few people are willing to swim against the stream, and of