Steve Jobs: 1955-2011

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by kyteflyer, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Thanks Sue, tis a sad day for sure...
  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
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    RIP Steve. You will be missed.
  3. summerkl

    summerkl SC Veteran

    Oct 11, 2010
    Vancouver, Canada
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    RIP - a true visionary.
  4. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
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    Yes, RIP Steve.
  5. flysurfer

    flysurfer SC Top Veteran

    Aug 31, 2011
    Way too early... a loss that really matters to the world. So sad.
  6. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    Thank you, Sue. I saw it on breaking news while Don and I were talking. Very sad news. He was, indeed, a true visionary and gave so much to so many.
  7. stratokaster

    stratokaster SC Top Veteran

    Dec 27, 2010
    Kiev, Ukraine
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    He made the world better.

    RIP Steve.
  8. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

    Sep 26, 2010
    What an incredibly sad day. Steve was hugely influential in my thoughts about design and composition.
  9. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf SC Top Veteran

    Apr 25, 2011
    Western NC
    Just pick up any device that has buttons on it and if it wasn't made by Apple (with Steve's influence) you need a manual to figure it out. Enough said. BTW, I still have a set of Apple bookshelf speakers I bought with an external CD drive to hook up to my 660AV machine back in the early 90s when the powerpc chip machines were just starting to turn up. I connect my iPhone to them while I'm in the shower. BTW, I still have the 660av and I'm sure it still works, still have my 520c laptop and a couple other old Apple's somewhere in the basement.
  10. Janis

    Janis SC Regular

    Nov 22, 2010
    Central Texas
    He cannot be replaced. Very sad on so many levels.
  11. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Indeed, a very sad day. What an amazing man. I hope his spirit lives on forever in those who learn from him.

    Goodbye Steve Jobs.
  12. wolfie

    wolfie SC Veteran

    Sep 19, 2010
    Gone too soon ...

    Always admired the man for his drive, flair and pioneering spirit.
    I was wondering and waiting for what he'd do if he ever got into the camera business ...
  13. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
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    There was a wonderful quote on the BBC a few minutes ago, apparently taken from twitter. There are 3 apples that changed the world, Adam and Eve's apple, Newton's apple and Steve Jobs Apple.
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  14. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
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  15. agwe

    agwe New to SC

    Sep 28, 2011
    His genius captivated the world. Farewell Steve... and thank you.
  16. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus SC Top Veteran

    Jul 6, 2010
    Its a sad day when anyone dies because of this evil destroyer of bodies and minds, and its even sadder when someone who has been responsible for shaping the world we live in is taken by it. It shows that all the money and rescources that someone possesses are still no defence.

    56 is no age at all these days and in these days of constant technological achievement, its ironic that someone who has helped to advance what we do and create and market many of the tools we use to do our work and enjoy ourselves, has been struck down by one of the oldest and most pernicious klllers on the planet.

    I'm sitting here typing this on an Apple laptop, and have spent a good deal of the last 25 years earning a living, teaching others and communicating with the world using Apple products. They have become a part of my life. Though far from alone in doing this, Steve Jobs was heavily involved in turning round a struggling and lost company into a global brand that stands for style, innovation and quality with the majority of its products.

    The death of well-known people often leaves me unmoved, but this is not the case here. When he and his contemporaries were assembling components in their garages, I doubt few of them would have had thoughts about what their endeavours would lead to. I have no doubt that the contribution that he and his fellow pioneers have made has been immense and has been a profound influence on how the world works.

    Many of us ask ourselves "Did we make a difference?" and can struggle to find a satisfactory answer to that. In the case of Steve Jobs, the answer to that question is a resounding yes, and for that reason I am sad that he has died, as I believe he still had much to offer.
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  17. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
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    a very sad and (dismal) day

    you always ask why why? especially at such a "young" age - but that's what happens to us humans - we have no explanation

  18. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    While listening to the radio, I just managed to catch the tail end of a discussion about Steve Jobs' was on NPR (our National Public Radio here in the states) and I heard an excerpt from his worthy 2005 commencement speech at Stanford. I'm pretty sure that I first heard about this speech thanks to our own summerki AKA Kevin. I remember making my husband listen to it and then passing a link along to our daughter. I just looked it up and read it again. I continue to find it very inspirational.

    If you haven't read it, I urge you to. If you have, you might want to reread it - or you can listen: Text of Steve Jobs' Commencement address (2005) It's all the more poignant today, but the parts that hit home are always going to be relevant to everyone's matter where they think they are on that road. I think that I'll pass this along again to my daughter.
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