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Steve Jobs of Apple has Passed

http://www.baynews9.com/article/news...t-56-years-old

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I strongly dislike apple products and can't stand its lack of flexibility, but I gotta respect the man who changed the game. Big loss.

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Whether you like Apple products or not (I did, to a certain extent)...he was one of the biggest technological innovators of our time. Also proof that you can have all of the money in the world and it won't stop the big C. So sad.

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Steve Jobs IS Apple. This is indeed a sad day. My condolences goes out to his family and friends. He was involved in making some amazing products, including this iPhone that I'm typing this on.

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Sad day for his family and for the many fans of Apple product (like everyone I know at Facebook).

It was a long time coming though. Pancreatic cancer in 2004, liver transplant in 2009; the writing was on the wall.

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Thank you Steve Jobs. RIP.

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I was introduced to a Mac in 1990. In many ways, it fundamentally changed my life and the career I ended up pursuing.

Thank you, Steve. Your vision and resulting contributions to our lives will be missed. Rest in Peace.

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I find myself really sad over this. I was trying to figure out why and I think it's because not only can I identify with Apple prodcuts since I grew up with them and have a few now, but because Steve Jobs is a shining example of some of the best things human beings can do. I heard someone describe him as this generations' Leonardo DaVinci and I think that's a good way to put it.

Exceptional human beings like this are so rare and I will simply miss knowing that he's out there having a significant impact on the human race on so many levels.

Thank you Steve Jobs.

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I had a Commodore 64, but I never really considered a "computer". My first computer was a Macintosh Classic in maybe, 1987. A very versatile machine that I typically ended up just playing Brickles and Scarab of RA on it...but still, it was part of my childhood. I think I had a Performa after that...and eventually went PC when Apple started to grow stale. But boy, did they make a comeback...and it all started right when Jobs took back control of the company. iMacs, which I never owned, were pretty popular...but it was the iPod, then iPhone and iPad that changed the game for Apple. I heard something like, $7B in sales in 1997...to now, nearly $65B in sales. Unbelievable.

I think the most amazing thing out of it, is how culture has changed. Just think about what would've happened had Apple gone under in 1997 and Jobs never came back. Obviously the mp3 player with an mp3 store was coming in some form eventually...and the touchscreen smartphone. But, Apple really set the bar and communication and entertainment would be quite different had they not survived.

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This is REALLY sad

He was a genius

The Thomas Edison of our time

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This is REALLY sad

He was a genius

The Thomas Edison of our time
You have got to be ******** me.

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What does the world think? It's terrible, a true innovator and outside the box guy. Apple's shares plummeted after the news. This graph shuld tell the tale of how much this guy did to innovate (and make you cringe for not buying every share you could when the McIntosh came out!)


That graph says "revolutionary" like nothing else. I'm betting the price will drop quite a bit in coming months the guy meant that much.

That said, I'm still PC.

But it says a lot about passion and vision resulting in dreams coming true.

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mover & shaker

One of the most influential men of the past century. RIP

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You have got to be ******** me.
Never No. Why?

Considering Gates stole Macintosh to create Windows, name someone more influential than Jobs

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Never No. Why?

Considering Gates stole Macintosh to create Windows, name someone more influential than Jobs
For clarification:
http://www.freeinfosociety.com/article.php?id=74
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In 1981, they purchased the SCP-DOS operating system from a company called Seattle Computer Products and modified the software to become MS-DOS. Microsoft made a deal with IBM to develop software for a line of personal computers and MS-DOS was shipped on all IBM computers. By 1983, Microsoft had developed a more graphical operating system, which they called Windows, which supported usage of a mouse. Many say that Bill Gates stole the idea for a graphical operating system and the mouse from Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer, who stole the idea from Xerox.
The nature of Mac was that they were revolutionary. Windows/Gates was more streamlined. Windows won......but Mac was the $100 steak to the Windows sirloin plate at Sizzler. Mac eventually won on style only because people became computer savvy and the market got a rebirth. Now people were willing to and swearing by the $100 steak.

But the technologies were competing, and competition sometimes means rehashing other innovations and making their own (as we see with Japanese cars). So....they got the Mouse from Apple, as Apple got it from......

http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa081898.htm

Douglas Engelbart.

So Jobs didn't invent the computer or devices; he made them $100 steak quality.

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The nature of Mac was that they were revolutionary. Windows/Gates was more streamlined. Windows won......but Mac was the $100 steak to the Windows sirloin plate at Sizzler. Mac eventually won on style only because people became computer savvy and the market got a rebirth. Now people were willing to and swearing by the $100 steak.

But the technologies were competing, and competition sometimes means rehashing other innovations and making their own (as we see with Japanese cars). So....they got the Mouse from Apple, as Apple got it from......

http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa081898.htm

Douglas Engelbart.

So Jobs didn't invent the computer or devices; he made them $100 steak quality.
Meanwhile, do I need to list the things Edison invented?

-The phonograph, the first recorded music device
-A microphone for telephones that was used for over 100 years
-The filament in lightbulbs
-Harnessing ******* ELECTRICITY
-The stock ticker
-The kinetoscope/kinetograph (basically, the first motion picture machines)
-The mechanical vote counter (the same lever system used in NY until a few elections ago)

What did Steve Jobs invent?

-not the graphical interface
-not the personal computer
-not the portable mp3 player
-not the smartphone
-not the touchscreen
-not the tablet

He made high quality devices based off work other people had already done. I don't get this cult. I've never owned a Mac, don't have an iPhone or iPad, and I got an iPod as a gift, but had a Zune that was working pretty fine. Jobs was no messiah.

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Meanwhile, do I need to list the things Edison invented?

-The phonograph, the first recorded music device
-A microphone for telephones that was used for over 100 years
-The filament in lightbulbs
-Harnessing ******* ELECTRICITY
-The stock ticker
-The kinetoscope/kinetograph (basically, the first motion picture machines)
-The mechanical vote counter (the same lever system used in NY until a few elections ago)

What did Steve Jobs invent?

-not the graphical interface
-not the personal computer
-not the portable mp3 player
-not the smartphone
-not the touchscreen
-not the tablet

He made high quality devices based off work other people had already done. I don't get this cult. I've never owned a Mac, don't have an iPhone or iPad, and I got an iPod as a gift, but had a Zune that was working pretty fine. Jobs was no messiah.
The machines were/are good....I just prefer Basic/Basica and windows. It's easier. Macs are very good, though.....and virus immune practically. Well, not exactly.....hackers don't bother writing code for 10-15% or the computers out there.....they play the odds because they are in it for the monetary gain.

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