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#21 of 46 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted October 06 2011 - 01:43 AM

... there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented.

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.

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#22 of 46 OFFLINE   Todd H

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Posted October 06 2011 - 02:55 AM

I wrote my first lines of code on an Apple II computer and my latest, just an hour before the announcement of his passing on a MacBookPro.

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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Posted October 06 2011 - 05:16 AM

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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Posted October 06 2011 - 07:40 AM

Awesome...front pages around the country and around the world

#25 of 46 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted October 06 2011 - 08:57 AM

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.

#26 of 46 OFFLINE   Radioman970

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Posted October 06 2011 - 10:36 PM

Awesome...front pages around the country and around the world

Just sent that to my dad. Nice! He won't leave the house for a week looking at that.
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#27 of 46 OFFLINE   Michael_K_Sr

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Posted October 07 2011 - 12:19 AM

Just sent that to my dad. Nice! He won't leave the house for a week looking at that.

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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Posted October 07 2011 - 04:28 AM

I had to update the link because they've archived yesterday's date. Might want to send him the new one.

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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Posted October 07 2011 - 10:54 PM

Gawker is the first to go Steve-Negative (Just for Sam)


http://gawker.com/58...bout-steve-jobs


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#30 of 46 OFFLINE   Radioman970

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Posted October 08 2011 - 01:35 AM

Yahoo has one too. "that last tyrant". I guess all the love was getting old for some. :P
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#31 of 46 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 08 2011 - 02:38 AM

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 ;)

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#32 of 46 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 09 2011 - 03:52 AM

Guy Kawasaki is awesome: "The experts are idiots": https://plus.google....sts/8cfpr9k5v6t Nowhere does this strike more than at blowhards like Scoble.

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Posted October 09 2011 - 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sam Posten 

Guy Kawasaki is awesome: "The experts are idiots":
https://plus.google....sts/8cfpr9k5v6t
Nowhere does this strike more than at blowhards like Scoble.

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Posted October 10 2011 - 05:53 AM


Originally Posted by Sam Posten 

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 Posted Image


What?  You mean he didn't immediately get rid of all handicap spaces as soon as he returned to Apple? Posted Image  What kind of mad genius tyrant is he? Posted Image  Maybe he actually had the Mao complex (or would that actually be his worshipers who had/have the Mao's Followers complex)... Posted Image


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Posted October 11 2011 - 09:03 AM

Noah Wylie on playing Steve Jobs: http://tech.fortune....wyle-steve-jobs

#36 of 46 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 11 2011 - 01:33 PM

You are underestimating the future! I've seen this before but forgot how fantastic it is... http://www.randsinre...the_future.html

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Posted October 11 2011 - 03:05 PM

Woah:

cdixon: It sounds corny but I thought "4S" was obviously "For Steve".

And: http://9to5mac.com/2...e Intelligence) plus this is cool: http://9to5mac.com/2...r-19th-10am-pt/

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Posted October 11 2011 - 05:12 PM

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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Posted October 17 2011 - 05:07 AM

Here is an article I wrote on what I feel is Steve Jobs' legacy. We published this on SCOREcastOnline the evening Steve died. Just thought I would share it with you all. http://www.scorecast...bs’-legacy.html
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#40 of 46 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 17 2011 - 05:24 AM

Well said!

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