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    Re: OT: Apple Announces Steve Jobs Dead

    RIP Steve...

    Great CEO.....
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    Re: OT: Apple Announces Steve Jobs Dead At 56

    Wow ... RIP Steve ... he was a huge man in the world, a great humanitarian and he was also always one of us.
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    Re: OT: Apple Announces Steve Jobs Dead At 56

    This quote of his from 1996 now seems to carry just a little more weight..

    “The problem is I’m older now, I’m 40 years old, and this stuff doesn’t change the world. It really doesn’t.

    I’m sorry, it’s true. Having children really changes your view on these things. We’re born, we live for a brief instant, and we die. It’s been happening for a long time. Technology is not changing it much — if at all.

    These technologies can make life easier, can let us touch people we might not otherwise. You may have a child with a birth defect and be able to get in touch with other parents and support groups, get medical information, the latest experimental drugs. These things can profoundly influence life. I’m not downplaying that.

    But it’s a disservice to constantly put things in this radical new light — that it’s going to change everything. Things don’t have to change the world to be important.”


    - Steve Jobs

    R.I.P.
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    Re: OT: Apple Announces Steve Jobs Dead At 56

    Sad to hear. RIP Steve.
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    Re: OT: Apple Announces Steve Jobs Dead At 56

    RIP


    I am really surprised Apple has yet to create a device that has the ability to cheat death.


    RIP Steve from a PC 4 life dude.:cool:
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    Way too young to die. Seemed to be a decent guy. RIP
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    Re: OT: Apple Announces Steve Jobs Dead At 56

    He was a true visionary in a world full of imitators. He was truly unique. God bless him....
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    Re: OT: Apple Announces Steve Jobs Dead At 56

    So sad. Mr Jobs was too young. RIP.
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    Re: OT: Apple Announces Steve Jobs Dead At 56

    so who will run it? How big is his family curious?
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    Re: OT: Apple Announces Steve Jobs Dead At 56

    Too bad. Great mind, great legacy.
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    Re: OT: Apple Announces Steve Jobs Dead At 56

    Tim Cook is the CEO. Steve had a couple of kids. I work at Apple in Cupertino and am so bummed out.
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    RIP Steve Jobs, one of the greatest tech execs ever....skilled marketer and one of the best second acts in American business.

    Google his 2005 graduation speech at Stanford - incredible stuff....
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    Cook is a good leader- I hope he does a great job. No one is Jobs but Cook seems capable of steering the ship. Must keep innovating.

    Im sure Infinite Loop over in Cupertino will be a sad place tomorrow. His greatness will live on IMO

    writing this on my Macbook Air :)
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    An amazing visionary - the best ever of our time IMO - and wonderfully giving of his own personal time to others. RIP Steve, and thank you for all that you have done for everyone.
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    Re: OT: Apple Announces Steve Jobs Dead At 56

    After having an Apple IIC+; Mac Performa; orig iMac; iBook; two MacBooks; four various iPods; and an iPad2, I am still amazed by Jobs' innovation and direction.

    After working in the tech department of two "Mac" school districts and working with the machines both inside and out, I am amazed by the simplicity of it all.

    Truly a great leader, thinker, innovator. The world needs more people like Steve Jobs, not fewer.
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    It's very disturbing when I see people like Steve Jobs and Lee Roy Selmon pass away who did so much good, and were so close in age to myself.


    RIP Steve, and thanks for all you did.
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    RIP Steve. He revolutionized the music and cell phone industry. No other man can say they've done that.
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    In addition to the achievements already listed here, Jobs played a big role in Pixar becoming what it is today. I am pretty wrecked over this....so young, so brilliant. Life can be very, very unfair.
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    Re: OT: Apple Announces Steve Jobs Dead At 56

    Sort of puts life in perspective. For all his incredible wealth, he couldn't beat what probably is the deadliest of cancers. He leaves quite a legacy.
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    RIP. I think that history will be very kind to Mr. Jobs.
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    Obviously it was only a matter of time. i just thought it might be a little longer. The man was THE visionary of the late 20th and early 21st century.

    Thank you Steve. You will be missed.
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    Wow.

    I spent decades in high tech, in the computer and communications industry from even before Apple. Decades ago I used to make fun of young programmers for idolizing Jobs in slavish cult worship, but I really respected the guy and his vision. Like any doer, Jobs made lots of mistakes and had his Edsels but he learned from doing and course corrected his bad decisions going on to create amazing, "insanely great" as he'd say products.

    Its guys like Jobs whose hard work and extraordinary vision made employment for families and created real wealth for others, not the blathering non-doers today who just talk about job creation but are clueless about the real mechanism.

    He is missed.

    -phil
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    G'damn cancer steals another one away. :mad:
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    R.I.P., indeed.

    He was a very brave, stoic and couragous man. My father and aunt both died of pancreatic cancer and it is an extremely painful, debilitating horrible disease. He never even seemed to let it slow him down.
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    Re: OT: Apple Announces Steve Jobs Dead At 56

    Whoooa! This dude was a visionary. He's a freaking billionaire and he died at only age 56?? I wonder what happened to him!
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    I don't think the death of any other businessman would be as strongly felt. That alone says a lot about the unique impact our lives that Jobs has had. This macbook I am typing on wouldn't exist without him.

    Great visionary, I cannot think of any other businessman that would compare; maybe Henry Ford.

    RIP Jobs, you will be missed.
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    Re: OT: Apple Announces Steve Jobs Dead At 56

    It has already been posted (at the start of the thread).

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    Re: OT: Apple Announces Steve Jobs Dead At 56

    Very sad to see him pass away so young.

    He understood as well as anyone what was involved in making technology accessible to everyone. He was able to visualize how new technology would impact the markets.

    When Xerox didn't know what to do with their OS, Jobs saw the Mac UI. NeXT brought the fully object oriineted UNIX with a great UI. Ipad, IPhone, IPod.

    My daughter started playing with a Lisa when she was 2, My grandson an IPad when he was 18 mths.

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