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Steve Jobs passed away!

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Herdfan, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. deadcomputer

    deadcomputer New Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    :nono: No Matter what technology you use it wouldnt be here the way it is without Steve. everybody was affected by this visionary in a positive way. for the first time in over 3 years i teared up. we've lost one of the greats of our time :nono:
  2. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    He may have (as some write-ups have said) been a guy who (admittedly) borrowed from others... things like the mouse and icon/gui interface were "borrowed" from a tour at Xerox in his early days...

    ...but even the things he didn't invent, he innovated... he put some things together that other people had invented and used them in ways that others just didn't think of doing.
  3. Bradcny

    Bradcny AllStar

    Oct 21, 2010
    Let me preface my remarks by saying that I love Apple products. I'm still a PC guy, but I adore my iPad. I think that Steve Jobs was a truly visionary individual, being able to bring us superb tech products that were not only easy to use, but also fun to use. Having said that, I'm not quite sure that those contributions are tantamount to the immense contributions to mankind as were made by Edison and Bell and Eli Whitney (although the invention of the cotton gin can be blamed for the increase in slavery). My point, is that all of the "i" products are fun, awesome, neat little tech products, but they aren't going to have the same kind of long reaching changes to the history and development of mankind as a whole.
  4. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Th music industry changed a lot because of Apple and Steve Jobs. He changed a lot of things.

    Though personally I put Tesla over Edison.
  5. FHSPSU67

    FHSPSU67 CE'er & Retired Engineer DBSTalk Club

    Jan 12, 2007
    Windber, PA
    RIP Steve. Although I am a PC enthusiast, I give credit to Steve for keeping Bill Gates somewhat honest:(
  6. fluffybear

    fluffybear Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jun 19, 2004
    Mrs. Fluffybear had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Jobs back in 2005 and said that he was very interesting person. While he tended to use a lot of profanity in his conversations, he seemed to be very relaxed and down to earth.

    Thank You Mr. Jobs for the all things that you have done.

  7. naijai

    naijai Hall Of Fame

    Aug 19, 2006
    RIP Mr Jobs
    He was an excellent visionary and made the techology industry push boundaries with his innovations and creations. He will be missed by all and condolences to his entire family they have lost a Husband, Father and Son who can never be replaced.
  8. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Large Member DBSTalk Club

    Feb 5, 2009
    One of the most important things being worth $12,000,000,000 can buy you is the best healthcare available and all the organs you may need. Unfortunately even that has it's limits.

    Love him or hate him there is no disputing his genius.
  9. kfcrosby

    kfcrosby Godfather

    Dec 17, 2006
    Memphis, TN
    "Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do." RIP Steve Jobs (1955- 2011) Let your life be an inspiration to us all.
  10. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
  11. PCampbell

    PCampbell Icon

    Nov 18, 2006
    I will read about Steve Jobs on my ipad, use it every day. RIP
  12. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    The Walter Isaacson biography has been moved up to October 24. While they obviously are doing this because of his death, keep in mind this is a book that was completely authorized and done with the involvement of Jobs. He did not have editorial control.
  13. Go Beavs

    Go Beavs Hall Of Fame

    Nov 18, 2008
    Rest in Peace Steve.

    I've enjoyed using your products for 30 years and was always looking forward to your next gadget. Thanks for the innovation that helped make my life more enjoyable!
  14. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    TNT will be airing Pirates of Silicon Valley tonight, in tribute. Not the most flattering tribute, but that's what it is.

    It does seem a bit strange when even the Weather Channel puts something up on their site.
  15. prozone1

    prozone1 AllStar

    Sep 22, 2007
    When I heard the news it made me feel sadder than the passing of any public figure I can think of. He helped bring us the gadgets that make my life way more enjoyable on a daily basis.
  16. ronton3

    ronton3 AllStar

    Mar 15, 2006
    I am feeling

    a brilliantly designed


  17. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    My wife and I just watched again his June 2005 Stanford University commencement address. It's only 15 minutes long. Even though he's not the greatest orator, the content makes it well worth the time.

  18. bobukcat

    bobukcat Hall Of Fame

    Dec 20, 2005
    Google and Samsung have delayed the planned announcement of Ice Cream Sandwich and the Nexus Prime (or whatever the name is actually going to be), probably out of respect to Steve Jobs. The event was planned for the 11th which is likely to be the same day as the services for Mr. Jobs. Samsung and Apple are fierce competitors with lots of pending patent and trademark legal battles on-going and there's not much love lost between Mountain View and Cupertino these days either but this is a very classy move on el Goog's and Sammy's part.

    The current rumor for the rescheduled announcement is 10/27, possibly in London (which seems like a very strange place to do it) but that's just a rumor at this point.
  19. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
  20. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007

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