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« on: October 05, 2011, 07:52:57 PM »

http://www.apple.com/

All the link has is his picture and his dob and dod.  No other news follows.  I knew he was ill, but I had no idea that his illness was this dire.
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011, 08:08:20 PM »

Just saw the news flash on ABC tv and there will be a Nightline segment tonight on his life and impact. 
(All that as I type this on my little white iBook G4, as it transmits to the Airport Extreme wireless.)  He had been battling pancreatic cancer for eight years, quite a long time for such a devastating form of cancer.  May God have mercy on his soul.       bob.c
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 08:10:26 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2011, 08:15:07 PM »

May the Lord have mercy on his soul! Memory eternal!
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2011, 08:16:09 PM »

the great leveler of all social distinctions; if money could buy immortality, imagine then.
God forgive him.
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Wow! 

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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2011, 09:14:19 PM »

the great leveler of all social distinctions; if money could buy immortality, imagine then.
God forgive him.

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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2011, 09:37:57 PM »

What? Sad

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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2011, 09:56:49 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2011, 09:56:50 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2011, 02:53:01 AM »

Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2011, 03:09:02 AM »

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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2011, 04:09:41 AM »

A few choice quotes from a great article:

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Right now, I’m thinking about the revolving door of CEOs at HP, and the revolving door of “revolutionary, game-changing projects” at Google. How un-Steve can you get? On an evening when most geeks are thinking about Steve Jobs, it’s impossible to imagine the concept of a tech company headed by someone who’s just in the gig for a few years of kicks and then an eight-figure buyout before they move on to whatever the next vacant seat is. It’s impossible to imagine a CEO who doesn’t feel passionately, with utter commitment about the company he runs. It’s impossible to imagine a company introducing a product that has every necessary component of success except the full, enthusiastic faith — bordering on arrogance — of a CEO who believes that this product or service will change the world and if the world isn’t on board with that truth right away, then this CEO has to just stick to his guns until the world catches up.

That’s what I think of when I think of Steve.

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The story of the engineer who was scared green at the prospect of pitching an idea to Steve himself. He had prepared for this meeting as though he were defending a doctoral thesis in front of a board of proctors who had already announced a desire to have him killed. It was a very technical concept he needed to put across, and he had planned 15 to 20 minutes just to explain the discrete theory behind it.

Steve cut him off just a few minutes in, with a wave and a half-smile. “Yup, good . . . I get it.” And then he correctly extrapolated every direction the engineer was about to go with this and summarized the whole project in less than three sentences, far better than the engineer could have.

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I think I can also confidently explain the author’s reaction. It’s true that if Steve Jobs thought your book was the most fantastic thing ever written, this would bode well for your chances of being given a prestigious endcap marketing space in every Apple Store.

But this couldn’t have mattered less to the author. Steve’s reaction was like your Dad telling you how proud he was of you and the work you’ve done.
http://www.suntimes.com/8057908-417/rip-steve-jobs-a-man-who-truly-changed-the-world.html
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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2011, 07:36:43 AM »

May the Lord have mercy on him.

Why is it shocking? The man was very sick and everyone who watches the news knew it.

Anyway, the real reason for my post is to talk about some of the tributes to him. The tone and choice of words make it sound like they are talking about Jesus Christ himself! The man who changed the world!

Yes, he was good at making products that were neat and had a good design. He didn't invent anything new. He copied, borrowed and repackaged, like Bill Gates, but with better style and taste! I particularly admire his desire to put user experience first.

So why do I feel dirty when read all these articles talking about him like was the Messiah? Are they just fanboys or is this something else? I'd love to hear other peoples comments.

I hope this does not offend anyone. I apologize in advance if so.

PS: For the purpose of full disclosure, I own an iphone 3G, 4, iPod and MacBook so I am NOT a Apple/Jobs hater.
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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2011, 03:17:10 AM »

He was a great inventor and innovator who changed the way we live.  Its only natural that our society for which he did so much should honor him in such a mega tribute. If you look back at a man like Thomas Edison, he was treated by the press in the same messianic terms when he died.  Its only natural for great men to have a great send out from a greatful world.
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« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2011, 03:35:05 AM »

He ...changed the way we live. 

He did?
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