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Steve Jobs Dead at 56
« on: October 05, 2011, 06:37:58 PM »
Wow! What an impact this is going to have on the tech world. Love or Hate Apple they have been profoundly influential on modern technology and Steve Jobs was the core of Apple - pun intended. Sucks for anyone to pass at such a young age.
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Re: Steve Jobs Dead at 56
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011, 06:41:59 PM »
I just watched a short CNN storyline. A huge loss for the tech world. He was certainly a tech prodigy and will be sadly missed. Apple will suffer from this loss...

I have an iPhone and a couple iPods. Fabulous products IMHO.
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Re: Steve Jobs Dead at 56
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 06:47:16 PM »
RIP Steve Jobs.  I totally agree with both of you.  I don't own any Apple products but their influence on the computer/tech industry has been huge.

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Re: Steve Jobs Dead at 56
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2011, 07:18:03 PM »
I knew it! Have not turned on the TV all day. Felt like something significant happened. That's too bad.
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Re: Steve Jobs Dead at 56
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2011, 07:23:01 PM »
Sad sad day. I was first introduced to Macs in 2000 and never looked back since, becoming a more and more hardcore Mac Addict. Such a loss for the tech world. Apple should be in good hands though, and hopefully will not suffer too badly from this :(
We should commemorate him by making ciders or some apple beers.
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Re: Steve Jobs Dead at 56
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2011, 09:01:15 PM »
I've been trying really hard not to be bummed out by this, and mostly failing. I can't say that I knew Steve personally, though I met him a couple times. But I've been an Apple fan for as long as I can remember (I'm the same age as the Macintosh) and I can't help but feel like it's the end of an era. One of those constants that we take for granted has been taken away from us before its time.
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Re: Steve Jobs Dead at 56
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2011, 09:30:07 PM »
I knew this was coming, but ergh.

I don't even have a mac (have an iPod and an iPhone), but my second computer as a kid was an Apple ][ e enhanced with a whopping 128k of memory and two 5.25" floppies and eventually a 300 baud modem.

It would be hard to under state just how important that computer was to me becoming the nerd that I am.

Good thing is that now his memories are ready to return to the world.
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Re: Steve Jobs Dead at 56
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2011, 09:52:14 PM »
Take heart. He'll join the pantheon of American heroes.
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Re: Steve Jobs Dead at 56
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2011, 10:29:29 PM »
R.I.P. Steve and thanks for the iPod.
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Re: Steve Jobs Dead at 56
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2011, 11:19:08 PM »
sad day for apple fans such as myself, I think we all knew this day was close once he resigned but it just seems way too soon. His contributions to tech, business, design, art, typography, movies, architecture and music were astounding to say the least.

Just take a look at some of the patents that bear his name, everything from adapters to staircases, truly amazing.

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Re: Steve Jobs Dead at 56
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2011, 01:51:21 AM »
In 1968, the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey blew me away.  In the opening sequence showing life aboard the spaceship Discovery two astronauts are sitting at a desk, eating breakfast/dinner while watching a TV broadcast on flat rubber mat-like "newspads."  When I saw this in the movie I thought it was amazing, and just about the coolest thing I'd ever seen (it is described in greater detail in the book).  It seems that Clarke and Kubrick foresaw what Jobs would do, or perhaps, inspired Jobs to do it.

Either way, it's 2011 and I have one of those newspads, only way cooler...  my iPad 2.
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Re: Steve Jobs Dead at 56
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2011, 04:53:41 AM »
Yeah this sucks, Steve Jobs helped drive technology to what it is today, I am dedicated Windows and Android user and I still feel his influence.

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Re: Steve Jobs Dead at 56
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2011, 04:58:18 AM »
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Re: Steve Jobs Dead at 56
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2011, 06:47:43 AM »
I am an admitted Apple bandwagon guy - I do the phones, the ipods, the imacs, the apple tv....  I think the real genious of Steve was his ability to make people think they had to have something that they never thought they needed before.  I don't know if Jobs was more of a tech genious or a marketing genious but he definetly had an impact on my life with the products he turned out.
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Re: Steve Jobs Dead at 56
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2011, 07:17:15 AM »
This comes as a surprise to me.  Was he sick or something?  I really don't read the news these days as there's nothing I really need to know or positive to read.  All I've ever had was an iPod that I've recently ditched because I got sick of iTunes and my iPod.  Music goes on the phone now.  Drag & drop, which you couldn't do with an iPod.  Hated not being able to do that.
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