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  • R.I.P. Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs, the Apple founder and former CEO who masterfully marketed ever-sleeker gadgets that transformed everyday technology, from the Apple Macintosh to the iPod and iPhone, has died. He was 56.

    Apple announced his death without giving a specific cause.

    "We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today," the company said in a brief statement.

    "Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve"

    Jobs had battled cancer in 2004 and underwent a liver transplant in 2009 after taking a leave of absence for unspecified health problems. He took another leave of absence in January _ his third since his health problems began _ before resigning as CEO six weeks ago. Jobs became Apple's chairman and handed the CEO job over to his hand-picked successor, Tim Cook.

    The news Apple fans and shareholders had been dreading came the day after Apple unveiled its latest version of the iPhone, just one in a procession of devices that shaped technology and society while Jobs was running the company.
    You can say a lot about him and Apple but a brilliant marketeer he was.

  • #2
    Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
    You can say a lot about him and Apple but a brilliant marketeer he was.
    Love him or hate him, he was a legend and showed the world that a personal computer was something that would shape the future world.

    http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/

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    • #3
      Originally posted by deanjo View Post
      Love him or hate him, he was a legend and showed the world that a personal computer was something that would shape the future world.

      http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/
      Are you sure? That seems to ignore the possibility that he stood in the way of something that would have been better.

      Normally that is my description of Microsoft, but since you are basically saying the same thing about him, it seems logical that we should consider that.

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      • #4
        One man die and i wonder how can it be possible that one death man prove the theories right that the death of a human can make the world better.

        Its not personal i do no one wish a death by cancer its just a analyses about the before and the after he should better stay in dead to Help the humanity of humans.

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        • #5
          RIP Steve Jobs

          You had a great life and built an army of irritating fanboys who loved you. They would have laid down their lives to save you... and if only they could, it would solve both problems :P

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Shining Arcanine View Post
            Are you sure? That seems to ignore the possibility that he stood in the way of something that would have been better.

            Normally that is my description of Microsoft, but since you are basically saying the same thing about him, it seems logical that we should consider that.
            Ya I am sure, when every large corporation scoffed at the idea of a "personal computer" he had the vision to press on and make it a commercial product, which later inspired IBM to come up with their personal computer after seeing that there was a market beyond hobbyists. Bill and MS played a huge role as well, without a doubt but it was Steve that got the ball rolling and took it beyond speculations and put it out to practice.

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            • #7
              I never liked him. Whenever I hear "Steve Jobs" or "Bill Gates", I think of "assholes".

              I also don't like people who start saying nice things about someone just because he's dead.

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              • #8
                This is a great day to mankind as it has got rid of one of the most atrocious dictators of the modern time. Only grief he didn't take Apple and its products with him to the grave.

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                • #9
                  All this hate...

                  From those that no one would ever miss. Ever.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kgonzales View Post
                    From those that no one would ever miss. Ever.
                    Would you really want to be missed by dumb millions who jack off to glossiness and sweet shit?

                    No thank you.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by susikala View Post
                      Would you really want to be missed by dumb millions who jack off to glossiness and sweet shit?

                      No thank you.
                      I guess it's better to be a spiteful nothing who favors ideology over functionality.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kgonzales View Post
                        I guess it's better to be a spiteful nothing who favors ideology over functionality.
                        You just get personal ("spiteful nothing") because you have nothing better to do. And because generally, Apple fanboys have this attitude when you insult Apple, Mac, or their god (who is thankfully dead now, but I guess that'd make them take even more offense? Sort of a martyr thing? God spare the world from religions!).

                        My linux functions perfectly, why thank you. If ideology means though not to buy every or any crap of product that evil company brings out just because it has its name on it, then I take ideology every day.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by susikala View Post
                          You just get personal ("spiteful nothing") because you have nothing better to do. And because generally, Apple fanboys have this attitude when you insult Apple, Mac, or their god (who is thankfully dead now, but I guess that'd make them take even more offense? Sort of a martyr thing? God spare the world from religions!).

                          My linux functions perfectly, why thank you. If ideology means though not to buy every or any crap of product that evil company brings out just because it has its name on it, then I take ideology every day.
                          It's not personal. You call a technology innovator a "dictator" and said mankind was better of with him dead. I really makes you a stupid, ignorant, and terrible person. Mankind will be better of with you dead.

                          And then you retreat to the "my Linux works perfectly thank you". Linux has huge issue right now, esp as a desktop. Kernel power regressions, terrible OpenGL support, poor desktop environments, not a single native best of class productivity tool. Your ideology blinds you to this, which means you don't participate in fixing the issues. If you even did or even can.

                          As for the "crap of product" line... Show me an open product better than an iPod classic. Better than the MacBook Air. Better than the iPhone 4S. And I mean the whole package. Battery, weight, functionality, available tools. Answer: there isn't one. Hate all you want, but they don't exist.

                          I guess an evil company is one that doesn't give you anything and everything for free. The attitude of a petulant child.

                          Open source does not automatically make everything better.

                          Cheap does not equal good.

                          Linux is far from perfect, and useless ideological blindness will ensure that it won't improve. Linux rots from "good enough" disease. Your idiocy is of no help.

                          So, I repeat, mankind would probably be better off without you. Linux certainly would.

                          However, it is NOT better off without someone who could advance technology like Jobs did.

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                          • #14
                            the death of a talented salesman and businessman

                            not many have managed to create such a huge herd of sheep i think

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                              I never liked him. Whenever I hear "Steve Jobs" or "Bill Gates", I think of "assholes".

                              I also don't like people who start saying nice things about someone just because he's dead.
                              Ya it's not like any migrant chinese or mexican workers are going to be any less miserable this week.
                              Steve jobs is a religious icon sympathy magician. Nothing more nothing less.
                              Super terrific, magical, incredible.

                              The problem is they kept trying to make him a monopoly. When all he could do is cannabilize his own fan base over and over and over. When people die you change connections. It involves the transmutation of all the lifetimes connections. So his fan base will probably be as deeply in love him as when he was promising them eternal bliss 400 years ago as some full of shit preacher. Problem is the more sympathy he gathers into the apple group the less tolerable they become to outsiders.

                              It's like justin beiber. People wish he was dead even though he's a child.

                              But the self importance knows no bounds. Remember the royal wedding was supposed to crash the internet. When so few people cared. But everybody wants to talk about steve jobs. All I can say is freaking took long enough.

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