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Steve Jobs Has Died

Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:43 pm

I assume more details to come...

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RE: Steve Jobs Has Died

Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:44 pm

Just got the message on my iPhone4. How ironic is that?
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Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:44 pm

Is this real or just another hoax?
 
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Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:44 pm

Sad news indeed. May he rest in peace.
 
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RE: Steve Jobs Has Died

Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:46 pm

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 2):
Is this real or just another hoax?

Check out apple.com and you will find your answer.

http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/
 
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RE: Steve Jobs Has Died

Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:47 pm

Has this been confirmed? I'm still seeing that this is rumor sparked by a tweet.


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RE: Steve Jobs Has Died

Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:48 pm

Quoting HorizonGirl (Reply 5):
Has this been confirmed? I'm still seeing that this is rumor sparked by a tweet.

It's on Apple's website.
 
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Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:50 pm

Quoting jetjack74 (Reply 1):

Not really ironic at all...


Honestly, I've always been a bit critical of Apple and Mr.Jobs, but he was a brilliant man and one who made many groundbreaking strides in personal computing for almost 3 decades. RIP.
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Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:52 pm

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.  Yeah sure

[Edited 2011-10-05 16:55:07]
 
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Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:55 pm

Apple has lost someone very special. Someone who comes once in a lifetime. Steve Job's family as lost a husband and a father.

And the world has lost one of those very few shooting stars who guide our lives in ways that were inconceivable before.

R.I.P.
 
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Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:57 pm

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 6):
It's on Apple's website.

Ahh, the above post must have come in as I asked.
May he rest in peace.


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Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:58 pm

He made the world a better place.

RIP.
 
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Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:58 pm

America has lost an icon, and the world has lost a rare breed of innovator and one of the greatest entrepreneurs. What a life he lived and what accomplishments he achieved.

Thank you, Mr. Jobs, for all you did in your short life. You will always be remembered and held up as a role model.
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RE: Steve Jobs Has Died

Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:59 pm

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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Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:02 am

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.

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Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:03 am

RIP Steve, you will be missed.

Now somebody go check on Klaus...
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Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:05 am

Very sad. A man that changed how the world communicates.

RIP.
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Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:06 am

Quoting comorin (Reply 11):
He made the world a better place.

Indeed. He's of the visionaries that has led information technology to where it is today. Rest in peace.
 
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Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:17 am

He was also instrumental in getting Pixar (Finding Nemo, Wall-E etc.) where it is today. What a remarkable life.
 
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Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:34 am

Very sad news. I am not an Apple user, but I acknowledge all the great achievements he's done with his company.

May he rest in peace.
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RE: Steve Jobs Has Died

Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:38 am

I hope Steve would appreciate this humor. RIP

 
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Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:40 am

Very sad news. The world has lost a lot today.

Rest in peace, Steve Jobs.
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Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:44 am

Kudos to a genius. I might not be a giant Apple fan, but his life and work did change our lives.

May he RIP.
 
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Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:46 am

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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Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:47 am

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.
 
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Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:55 am

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 those even fewer actually know what they're doing.

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Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:10 am

R.I.P. Steve Jobs.

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Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:31 am

I was shocked when I saw the news. I guess the Pancreatic Cancer came back and got him. Really terrible and one of the worst forms of cancer a person can have. Far too young to go.

He was a brilliant mind and will be missed.
 
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Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:56 am

Never really liked the guy and won't pretend I ever did, but I am sorry for his families' loss.

On the bright side, hopefully this will clear up the hipsters doing a jamboree in downtown Manhattan.
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Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:12 am

Steve Jobs effectively commented on this day and gave his own perspective in his Stanford Commencement Address in 2005, which is well worth watching:

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Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:35 am

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 32):
Never really liked the guy and won't pretend I ever did, but I am sorry for his families' loss.

On the bright side, hopefully this will clear up the hipsters doing a jamboree in downtown Manhattan.


I will give the guy the credit due. He deserved his fortune.. Just goes to show that even if you are a billionaire you can't buy eternity. I always thought those pesky cancer things happened to us poor chumps never the rich.
 
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Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:37 am

I'm not an Apple fanboy. My college papers were written on Apple lI's, lately my IPad2 and iPhone have made it easier for me to conduct business as I travel the world. Thanks Mr. Jobs for the vision to produce such items, they've made the challenges of having my own business more tolerable. RIP

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Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:42 am

Quoting stratosphere (Reply 34):
I will give the guy the credit due. He deserved his fortune.. Just goes to show that even if you are a billionaire you can't buy eternity. I always thought those pesky cancer things happened to us poor chumps never the rich.

My point was actually that the people camping out there tweeting against corporations from their iPhones are hypocrites, not that they were doing a jamboree wishing for the death of Steve Jobs. Now if he would have been an "evil banker", on the other hand...
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Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:54 am

In fact, Apple even now has an impact on the airline industry. Remember pilots had to take a big bag of paperwork weighing around 40-50 pounds for long international flights? Now, thanks to the iPad, all that paperwork been replaced by a device weighing around a pound.

A truly visionary business leader indeed. And gone too soon.   
 
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RE: Steve Jobs Has Died

Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:03 am

Sorry to see him passing.

56 is too young for anyone to die, especially of a horrible wasting disease like pancreatic cancern.

RIP
 
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Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:19 am

Quoting Ken777 (Reply 9):
Apple has lost someone very special.

Not just Apple, but the whole world. Face it, even if you don't use an Apple product, the influence of Apple and Steve Jobs is in your devices, because they had to compete with Apple. He's the reason that computers aren't just boxes anymore. He's the reason that smartphones have gone in the direction that they have. He's the reason that tablets have taken off.

The guy was a visionary and an incredible innovator who turned what had been merely tools into elements of everyday life. And those guys don't grow on trees. His influence will be sorely missed.

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 15):
I think it's safe to say that the world will advance more slowly without him.

   RIP Steve.  

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RE: Steve Jobs Has Died

Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:39 am

Read elsewhere:

Didn't Steve Jobs always have a surprise at the end by saying "one last thing..."

He left that one last thing a for a day later. Looks like he hung on for one more day before he left this earth. Poignant departure.

Quoting Klaus (Reply 28):
Few people are willing to swim against the stream, and of those even fewer actually know what they're doing.

He taught me that there was no other way to swim but upstream. And as you can see such polarity in discussions here re: Apple, you have to keep your ground.

Quoting stratosphere (Reply 34):
Just goes to show that even if you are a billionaire you can't buy eternity. I always thought those pesky cancer things happened to us poor chumps never the rich.

Been saying the same thing for a while. Sad but true.
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Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:03 am

My first computer was an Apple //e then a //c. Nice products at the time.

Steve Jobs was a visionary and showman. Remember, behind every visionary is a team of support staff that makes the visions come true. And who else could make you happy that you are actually paying more for a system that isn't as expandable as the PC is and is outdated every three years or so?

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Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:36 am

iThank you, Mr. Jobs.

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Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:40 am

RIP Steve!

I am sorry to know about anyone dieing at such a young age. Steve definitely changed the world for the better.
 
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Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:47 am

RIP Steve, created a lot of amazing products and inventions. Too bad it had the side-effect of creating a annoyingly rabid fan base as well.

Without him, I see Apple rehashing iPod's, iPad's and iPhone's until they end up back in the same spot they were in the 90's
 
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Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:17 am

Sorry to hear that he's died, but let's keep it in perspective. Unlike Bill Gates, Steve Jobs didn't go out of his way to help other people, he just made a pile of money selling high priced junk. I haven't got an ipod or an iphone and I don't feel that my life has missed anything.
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RE: Steve Jobs Has Died

Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:00 am

Rest in peace, Steve Jobs.

At one time he did make things with the motto "insanely great" and there was something refreshing and inspiring by that demand he put on an industrial product.

Later it would become "insanely average" and mostly to dilute and monetize a mediocre product.

But I won't remember him for the sell-out and the borderline Ayn-Randism he was all but preaching the last years - I remember him for the good things.

The insanely great things.

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Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:08 am

Thats very sad news indeed. He was a very innovative person and will be missed.

RIP .

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Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:15 am

The man was a hippie pioneer.

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs amazing speech at Stanford University 2005 commencement address. .

http://connect.krishna.com/node/6899

This is the speech where he made the famous revelation of how he used to walk the seven miles across town every Sunday night to the Hare Krishna temple for prasadam, which he describes as his "one good meal of the week. I loved it!"

  

Jobs starts his speech with a quip: "Truth be told, I never graduated from college, and this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation" and goes on to tell the audience three stories that reflect his life's experience, from having shot to name and fame early in life, and then getting kicked out of the company he had co-founded, and then having to claw his way back to the top again.

  

Cancer is no joke. Sometimes people beat it, and sometimes it takes them almost as soon as they are diagnosed.

RIP Steve Jobs

  
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RE: Steve Jobs Has Died

Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:30 am

Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 43):
Unlike Bill Gates, Steve Jobs didn't go out of his way to help other people, he just made a pile of money selling high priced junk.

Just because he didn't do it publicly doesn't mean he didn't do it.
 
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RE: Steve Jobs Has Died

Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:41 am

Steve Jobs was adopted. He did not know anything about his biological parents until he was 27. He never bothered to meet his biological parents who threw him away.

 

Abdulfattah John Jandali is the biological father of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.
The two have never met.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/this-...-meet-his-son-2011-9#ixzz1ZzNaKiky

That article was written about a month ago, so he never met his dad? That is sad.

 
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RE: Steve Jobs Has Died

Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:51 am

Americas modern day Da Vinci, changed the way we lived our lives globally and Im sure he will be missed by his friends family and colleagues. RIP from an american in London. He had the forward thinking that only a very small percentage of people have. I will be getting the iphone 4s on O2 this upcoming week.
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