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Topic: Steve Jobs passed away
Message: Posted by: Your Thinking Cap (Oct 5, 2011 07:12PM)
Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple, has passed away at the age of 56. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (Oct 5, 2011 07:16PM)
Wow...I didn't think the "stepping down" announcement was good news, but I didn't expect this so quickly. An absolute giant of the tech era.
Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (Oct 5, 2011 07:30PM)
Here's to the crazy ones!
Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (Oct 5, 2011 07:31PM)
The man who almost single handed brought science fiction to life! He changed the world more than most will ever appreciate!
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Oct 5, 2011 07:40PM)
http://www.apple.com/
Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (Oct 5, 2011 07:42PM)
[url=http://yfrog.com/nw3o0tbj]Flags at the Apple campus[/url]
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 5, 2011 07:43PM)
Just heard this on the radio on my way home. Shocking.
Message: Posted by: Kevin Ridgeway (Oct 5, 2011 08:43PM)
He was a visionary and will be dearly missed. A modern day Thomas Edison and truly a magician.
Message: Posted by: gdw (Oct 5, 2011 09:52PM)
Wow, much sooner than I thought.
Message: Posted by: David Eichler (Oct 5, 2011 10:12PM)
RIP. His visions have changed the way we all interact with electronics... He will be missed...
Message: Posted by: abc (Oct 6, 2011 12:18AM)
I was concerned when he stepped down but did not expect this. My wife just told me and I told her she was making a bad joke. He'll be missed.
Message: Posted by: Woland (Oct 6, 2011 04:44AM)
A creative, useful lifetime. His biography is an inspiring and humbling story. He overcame many obstacles and provided happiness to millions of people.
Message: Posted by: panlives (Oct 6, 2011 06:36AM)
ILife.
Message: Posted by: rockwall (Oct 6, 2011 08:59AM)
Very sad. I remember when the Apple Macintosh was first released. I had just landed my first job as a software developer and I was blown away by it and how advanced it was compared to anything else developed for the consumer. The mouse interface, the graphical interface, everything about it was so forward thinking. (Yes, much was borrowed from the Xerox PARC project but it was still the first time to try and make this available to the general public.). From that first Macintosh to the Ipod, the IPhone, and the IPad, Jobs has made contributions to our culture that have changed the way people all over the world live and work. It's sad to think of the innovations we will probably never see that he would have brought to us in the future.

Mike
Message: Posted by: pabloinus (Oct 6, 2011 02:07PM)
I remember the announcement for Lisa, what a man, Wozniak words remembering Jobs are beautiful... He will be in good company, Ford, Edison, Akio Morita, Wright brothers and few others
Message: Posted by: satellite23 (Oct 6, 2011 02:08PM)
And to think....on Tuesday, he was making a rave about the iPhone 4!
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Oct 6, 2011 06:09PM)
Jobs was a trip. I remember him from the 70's and he was a dynamo. Interesting cat and a major figure in the high tech world.
Message: Posted by: balducci (Oct 6, 2011 09:29PM)
[url=http://www.frumforum.com/steve-jobs-many-failures]"Jobs was a huge success overall. But the magnitude of his failures–and his ability to recover from all of them–probably teaches at at least as many lessons as the dizzying heights of his overall success."[/url]
Message: Posted by: randirain (Oct 6, 2011 11:25PM)
Those insane .ass. clowns, Westboro Church, are going to be protesting Steve Jobs funeral.
They tweeted it... from an iPhone.
Where's the uni-bomber when you need him?

Randi
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Oct 7, 2011 02:28AM)
I wish I could "like" that post Randi.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Oct 7, 2011 03:38AM)
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

RIP Mr.Jobs. :(
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 7, 2011 05:53AM)
Haven't read any full length bios of Jobs. Obviously a brilliant visionary and businessman. Just out of curiosity, compared to Bill Gates, how were his computer nerd chops?
Message: Posted by: Woland (Oct 7, 2011 06:13AM)
How strong were Gates's? From what I have read, he purchased MS-DOS from another company, and was not himself much of an engineer at all.
Message: Posted by: pabloinus (Oct 7, 2011 07:02AM)
Gates was a programmer and an entrepreneur, he had an original version of Basic and some others programs I recalled. They have some traffic control applications when they had the previous company in Texas before moving to Seattle
DOS was bought but it does means nothing, the challenge was to sell it to IBM, not where or who wrote it.

Jobs was more an entrepreneur and visionary, the engineer was Wozniak, but as Wozniak says, he wanted a computer for him, to play with it, Jobs was the one realizing the potential to sell the computer to people not to geeks. In 1977 this was a big proposition.

Also remember that the Windows we have today is because MS needed to emulate the graphic interface that Apple had, if no we would still with the black screen and c:\dir :)
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 7, 2011 09:45AM)
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On 2011-10-07 00:25, randirain wrote:
Those insane .ass. clowns, Westboro Church, are going to be protesting Steve Jobs funeral.
They tweeted it... from an iPhone.
Where's the uni-bomber when you need him?

Randi
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Ass is not censored. Not sure about assassinate. In seriousness, I've decided that those Westboro d-bags are unkillable. They'd only become martyrs to a Hiltoned up cause.
Message: Posted by: randirain (Oct 7, 2011 11:31AM)
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On 2011-10-07 10:45, critter wrote:
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On 2011-10-07 00:25, randirain wrote:
Those insane .ass. clowns, Westboro Church, are going to be protesting Steve Jobs funeral.
They tweeted it... from an iPhone.
Where's the uni-bomber when you need him?

Randi
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Ass is not censored. Not sure about assassinate. In seriousness, I've decided that those Westboro d-bags are unkillable. They'd only become martyrs to a Hiltoned up cause.
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Eh.. doubt it. The preachers daughter had her first baby out of wedlock.
They are hypocritical bigots and I would be willing to test your martyr theory.

Randi
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 7, 2011 11:34AM)
I don't know that hypocrisy ever stopped it from happening. The Foursquare gospel is my grandparents' whole life and the woman who founded that organization had multiple affairs (among other things.) Not criticising the religion, just the woman.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Oct 14, 2011 05:58PM)
Gates was asked by IBM for the operating system and he sent them to a now dead fellow in Monterey California. That guy was out golfing and had told his wife to not interfere with his business so in a snit she told IBM she couldn't help 'em. They called Gates back who told them to give him a bit of time and he went down the road and purchased the basic operating system for $50k from the company that owned it and then sold it to IBM. The real credit for most of what you see these days originates with Xerox labs. Jobs was more of an idea guy and marketing guy, he was never refered to much as an engineering anything. Woz was and is considered the Apple engineering mind. Interestingly Woz is easily found at electronic and hardware stores in the bay area.

James Noyce rocked! Why protest Jobs? Seems odd to me.
Message: Posted by: EsnRedshirt (Oct 14, 2011 09:28PM)
Because protesting Jobs is controversial. WBC isn't about spreading their message. Their congregation is composead almost entirely of family members. The reason they protest is to generate ill will in hopes of being able to sue. Who? Whoever- the city who restricts their right to protest*, people who harass them, people who damage their vewhicles, and vehicle repair shops who refuse service to them. The whole clan is composed of lawyers- that's how they make their money.


* - The ACLU has actually come to the defense of WBC on at least one occasion.
Message: Posted by: pabloinus (Oct 15, 2011 01:00PM)
Magic Santa you are right about Xerox, I forgot about them ...
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Oct 15, 2011 01:20PM)
Jobs was a very cool guy, but he seems to me to be much more akin to Vince the ShamWow guy than to Thomas Edison.

John
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Oct 15, 2011 03:55PM)
He was more fun when Scully ran Apple. That was when Jobs opened the Mac facility and banned both ties and Scully.I think it was good Jobs was not an engineering type. He came up with ideas for what he would use himself rather than just technical crap. Companies have to hire people to take what the engineers come up with and make them people friendly.
Message: Posted by: Leland (Oct 17, 2011 06:45AM)
I post this with my I-Phone. He will be missed.