RIP Steve Jobs

Old Oct 6th 2011, 7:14 am
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Default RIP Steve Jobs

(Apple Co-Founder and former CEO)

Always seemed to be a forefront of a business that he built and very proud of what they achieved.

Also seemed to be a decent bloke, oh, and they made some bloody incredible bits of kit.
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(Apple Co-Founder and former CEO)

Always seemed to be a forefront of a business that he built and very proud of what they achieved.

Also seemed to be a decent bloke, oh, and they made some bloody incredible bits of kit.
RIP Steve. Sad day.
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 8:13 am
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(Apple Co-Founder and former CEO)

Always seemed to be a forefront of a business that he built and very proud of what they achieved.

Also seemed to be a decent bloke, oh, and they made some bloody incredible bits of kit.
He left us with lots of nice toys.
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 8:18 am
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Yep, really thankful for my shiny thing which makes everything better.

Visionary, as was Soichiro Honda, after whom the Honda company is named. Was probably one of Jobs' first great ideas not to name his company after himself.
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A good obituary here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12215485
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Originally Posted by NorthernLad View Post
A more rounded view from the BBC, while I admire the guy and how single minded he was I always feel apple were a triumph of marketing (aside from the some of the Mac computers) more than anything else.
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Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
A more rounded view from the BBC, while I admire the guy and how single minded he was I always feel apple were a triumph of marketing (aside from the some of the Mac computers) more than anything else.
They are a lot more expensive than PCs for what you get, so they had to use a lot of marketing - if it wasn't for the iPod they would still be a smallish company struggling a bit.
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Another interesting read:

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2005/j...bs-061505.html
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I'm a total apple fan - ever since my first computer which was a second hand macintosh. I wish I still had it.

Every apple product I have ever bought has lasted for years, been simple to use and lovely to behold. My husbands 3 year old Sony vaio has given us more headaches than all the apple products put together. Actually, the only thing that isn't still going strong is my first iPod which got water on it. My old iMacs are both rammed full but they still function perfectly (an original Ruby and a 2005 job) People harp on about the cost, but my mac stuff seems to last longer and I really have had so few problems. No viruses, no crashes, no weirdness.

I think Steve Jobs changed the way we look at and use tech. I found him truly inspirational. I'm actually really sad today 

And yes, the marketing is brilliant. But if the products were shite they wouldn't be the company they are today.
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Yeah.

Apple made us want to embrace technology as part of our everyday life.

Look at it this way: Ipod/Iphone/Ipad= cool and amazing devices that I can't live without. Who cares if my director still sms me 100 x day on it, it's still amazingly cool.

Blackberry: I hate my F%&#$%#%#$# director and can't wait to turn it off/get rid of it/flush it down the toilet.



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I'm a total apple fan - ever since my first computer which was a second hand macintosh. I wish I still had it.

Every apple product I have ever bought has lasted for years, been simple to use and lovely to behold. My husbands 3 year old Sony vaio has given us more headaches than all the apple products put together. Actually, the only thing that isn't still going strong is my first iPod which got water on it. My old iMacs are both rammed full but they still function perfectly (an original Ruby and a 2005 job) People harp on about the cost, but my mac stuff seems to last longer and I really have had so few problems. No viruses, no crashes, no weirdness.

I think Steve Jobs changed the way we look at and use tech. I found him truly inspirational. I'm actually really sad today 

And yes, the marketing is brilliant. But if the products were shite they wouldn't be the company they are today.
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Yep, really thankful for my shiny thing which makes everything better.

Visionary, as was Soichiro Honda, after whom the Honda company is named. Was probably one of Jobs' first great ideas not to name his company after himself.
From what I read (including Wiki) Wozniak was the brains behind the Apple computer hardware and software design.

Apple/Jobs is/was great at marketting/promotion. The Ipod saved them and the Iphone has some tech advantages (in addition to asthetics) that makes it competitive.
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Originally Posted by lullabelle View Post
I'm a total apple fan - ever since my first computer which was a second hand macintosh. I wish I still had it.

Every apple product I have ever bought has lasted for years, been simple to use and lovely to behold. My husbands 3 year old Sony vaio has given us more headaches than all the apple products put together. Actually, the only thing that isn't still going strong is my first iPod which got water on it. My old iMacs are both rammed full but they still function perfectly (an original Ruby and a 2005 job) People harp on about the cost, but my mac stuff seems to last longer and I really have had so few problems. No viruses, no crashes, no weirdness.

I think Steve Jobs changed the way we look at and use tech. I found him truly inspirational. I'm actually really sad today 

And yes, the marketing is brilliant. But if the products were shite they wouldn't be the company they are today.
Well I'd hate to determine Sony's reputation based on a computer your husband bought, especially seeing as the Ipod is just a modern version of their original idea of mobile music.
Anyhow not sticking up for any brand in particular I just use what works best for me and so far that hasn't been any apple product.
RIP Steve he certainly wasn't a boring individual

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The only thing I use my ipad for is TinyZoo and Tilt to Live.
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..as I remember him...RIP

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"Steven Paul Jobs was born in San Francisco on 24 Feb 1955, the son of two unmarried university students, Joanne Schieble and Syrian born Abdulfattah Jandali.

His parents gave him up for adoption and he was taken in by a working class Californian couple Paul & Clara Jobs."
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12215485

So that makes him half Arab by birth.
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