Steve Jobs - he's a goner kids

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Steve Jobs - he's a goner kids

#1 Unread post by QuietMonkey » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:57 pm

An intense guy... aged 56... worth billions... made some significant fun along the way in the computer industry, and with larger media...

I am sure there will be many Steve Jobs' bios coming soon, although I always liked Steve Wozniak's contributions and ideals much more than Jobs' business and salesmanship. Jobs was as aggressive a salesman as the Microsoft nutters. Watch for more of the reality distortion field to be boosted up, but hopefully people read up on more of larger story rather than the hype.
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#2 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:20 pm

Will people remember Apple for it's computer or it's iPhones/iPads/iPods?

I used Apple when it first came out (ya, that was a long time ago) and they were nice niche (overprised) computers (still are). I never bought one but used and worked on them professionally for many, many years.

56 is quite young to go.
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#3 Unread post by ceemes » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:44 pm

My first computer was an Orange IIe, an Apple IIe clone. Had external floppy drives and I do mean floppies, (who here remembers the old 5.25 inch floppies made of cardboard?) one to run the O/S and the other to run whatever programme I wanted to use. I had to run a patch cord from the back of my computer into my VHS VCR in order to use my TV as my monitor.

Later I upgraded to an Apple Plus with a Super Drive, which meant I could read and use PC based discs. That one was a killer machine, I had an external 50 Meg Hard Drive, a state of the art 14.4 modem, ink jet printer and even upgraded the ram from 1Meg to 4Megs myself. Ran MS Office on it and it got me through BCIT. My project partners would give me their PC discs with various word or excel documents on them, I'd pop it into the super drive and bingo, I could work on their files and save them to DOS or Windows3.1 format no problem.

Looking back at it, that little machine did pretty much everything I do today except for web applications. Also, the Plus only had a gray scale display, but what the hell, nice little bit of kit of its day.
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#4 Unread post by Grey Thumper » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:50 pm

Thanks for the great ride, Steve.

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I'm fairly meh with the computers (I work with them, but would never shell out the cash to actually buy one).

But the iPod (along with iTunes, podcasts, the iTunes store, etc.) changed the way I consumed music, and later, other kinds of media.

Plus, the dude turned Pixar into what it is today, possibly the studio with the most consistent track record of producing quality flicks.

So, props to him, and rest in peace.
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#5 Unread post by Hondagirl » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:24 pm

It's sad though. Too young to die and I liked the motto people are quoting him as following.
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#6 Unread post by dr_bar » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:50 am

No offence to Steve Jobs, but...


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#7 Unread post by mogster » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:36 pm

I hear that to mark the death of their greatest ever salesman Apple are giving away loads of Ipads.

Anyone else see the irony in this? :?

I hope this young death raises the profile of research/treatment into pancreatic cancer, as sometimes diagnosis to death = 6wks!

Maybe Apple can set up a fund????
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#8 Unread post by Wrider » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:50 pm

mogster wrote:I hear that to mark the death of their greatest ever salesman Apple are giving away loads of Ipads.

Anyone else see the irony in this? :?

I hope this young death raises the profile of research/treatment into pancreatic cancer, as sometimes diagnosis to death = 6wks!

Maybe Apple can set up a fund????
But at the same time he tried homeopathic treatments for a year until it became too late for modern medicine to treat him.
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#9 Unread post by mogster » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:11 pm

Wrider wrote:
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But at the same time he tried homeopathic treatments for a year.
Am not against any homeoopathic/alternative health options, in fn fact I embrace them. However, in the dire & often desperate world of diagnosis/prognosis pancreatic cancer is unfortunately often quick & unforgiving.

Perhaps in a cruel yet wider scenario had Steve Jobs died quicker (+ patrick swaze) people would have been more alerted to the research?
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