Steve Jobs: RIP

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  1. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

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    Count me among those who did. I was on a plane back from France yesterday and it had some of the most turbulent air I've experienced on my way back to California (changed over at JFK). When I landed I learned of his passing on my iPhone. Rumors had circulated around the plane upon touchdown as most of us turned on our devices at the same time.
    As someone who has used Apple's devices since a child, stopped using them right after they deposed Jobs (not out of spite but because their products generally sucked right after that) and then am now the proud owner of multiple Apple computers and mobile devices, Steve's sense of what the consumer wanted (even when we didn't know it) was right up my alley.
    I know or have read about the unflattering sides of Steve, but I don't think you'll find a successful businessman, entrepreneur and genius out there that doesn't have similar traits. For me, the good far outweighed the bad, and he will be sorely missed.
     
  2. Todd H

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    The first programming job I ever did was on an Apple II back in the 80's. I was in high school and our school needed a way to keep track of student absences. A friend and I wrote a database program from scratch that was used until sometime in the mid 90's. And while it's been a good decade since I've written any code, the Apple II helped kick-start my love of computers. Thanks Steve. :(
     
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    Thanks to the lag of developing film, my stupid joke turned into accidental tribute to the man: www.flickr.com/photos/tonyjcase/6212648075
    While I'm not a member of the Apple Cult (although I do own an Ipod), I wont deny that the man had a major impact on the world. Is he one of the great inventors of all history - well, give it some time and we'll see. But for the 20th century, yeah - he was a giant!
     
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    Was Jobs the one who popularized the adjective "insanely?" I was watching his 1984 presentation where the Mac displayed the text "insanely great," and I certainly don't remember that term being in use until more recently.
     
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    I had to update the link because they've archived yesterday's date. Might want to send him the new one.
     
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    Actually, it's the web site itself that I was mainly wanting him to have. Front pages from all over.... He probably doesn't quite know who Jobs is... heh heh!
     
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    Gawker is the first to go Steve-Negative (Just for Sam)

    http://gawker.com/5847344/what-everyone-is-too-polite-to-say-about-steve-jobs
     
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    Yahoo has one too. "that last tyrant".
    I guess all the love was getting old for some. :P
     
  11. Sam Posten

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    I think gawker are jerks but I don't have much I can disagree with in that article.
    The thing is Steve appeared to be a dick when he needed to be, when principles were at stake or when he knew that to have a shot perfection was paramount.
    Other than he thing with Lisa there are few examples you can point to where he was a dick just because he could be. Or as a genuine character flaw.
    And if I was a billionaire I'd park in the handicapped spaces next to the front door of the empire I built too ;)
     
  12. Sam Posten

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    Guy Kawasaki is awesome: "The experts are idiots":
    https://plus.google.com/112374836634096795698/posts/8cfpr9k5v6t
    Nowhere does this strike more than at blowhards like Scoble.
     
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    "Big wins happen when you go beyond better sameness. ".... That line is a keeper!

    -Keith
     
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    What? You mean he didn't immediately get rid of all handicap spaces as soon as he returned to Apple?

    _Man_

    PS: Think I may just have reached the point where my asbestos-free autumn-wear will need to be replaced w/ something a bit more fire retardant perhaps.
     
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    Noah Wylie on playing Steve Jobs:
    http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/10/07/noah-wyle-steve-jobs
     
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    You are underestimating the future!
    I've seen this before but forgot how fantastic it is...
    http://www.randsinrepose.com/archives/2011/10/06/you_are_underestimating_the_future.html
     
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    Hrm...I was planning on swinging by the Mothership when I'm in the Bay Area next week. May need to swing by the memorial park as well.
     
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    Well said!
     

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