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Posted: 05 October 2011 04:57 PM   [ Ignore ]
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http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/steve-jobs-apple-ceo-dies/story?id=14383813

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Posted: 05 October 2011 05:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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mid atlantic - 05 October 2011 04:57 PM

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/steve-jobs-apple-ceo-dies/story?id=14383813

Yes, just saw it. Very sad news.

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Posted: 05 October 2011 05:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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wow, his genius will be missed…

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Posted: 05 October 2011 05:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Yes, sad news indeed.

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Posted: 05 October 2011 06:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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This is sad. He and I were the same age. He died much too young. RIP, Steve.

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Posted: 05 October 2011 07:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I just found out,
one of those sad belly punches.
For some of us, in a weird way he was part of our extended family.

What a man, what a legacy.

Never got close to meeting the man, but it was still nice to make his acquaintance and know he was out there somewhere.
And wonderful to use his various babies over the decades.

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Posted: 05 October 2011 07:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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His genius was felt in so many ways, but most specifically in consumer electronics, perhaps the most difficult area of contemporary business. By all accounts he wasn’t an easy man, but most all geniuses are that way. They know what they think, and more often than not their vision is correct and their thick-headedness borne out. What’s most sad is how we’ve lost several decades of a potential career of genius. Doubtless there are other great people at Apple as there are at a thousand other great places. But true genius is hard to find.

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Posted: 05 October 2011 07:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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And let’s not forget Pixar!

BTW, I didn’t know Walter Isaacson was writing Job’s biography. It’s coming out on November 21 for those of you who are interested. Isaacson is a great biographer so it should be an interesting read.

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Posted: 05 October 2011 07:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Of course, we cannot forget Pixar. There’s just too much to keep in mind with this man. I hope the biography is up to its subject.

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Posted: 05 October 2011 08:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I had no idea Pixar was his thing; actually I’m not really familiar with his accomplishments at all.

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Posted: 06 October 2011 06:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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To infinity and beyond!

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Posted: 06 October 2011 06:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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OMG! Toy Story was his creation? Fantastic movies. My grandaughters love them. I’m sorry to hear this. He is being eulogized on NPR. Just heard it this morning.

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Posted: 06 October 2011 06:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Well, he didn’t make the films, though he was CEO of the company (Pixar) that did. When he was kicked out of Apple in the 80s he started NeXT, which eventually became Apple’s OS X, and bought Pixar from George Lucas for a pittance. It was his taste and design sense that went into picking the film subjects, artists, directors, writers, etc. Eventually he sold Pixar to Disney so he could focus more on Apple, though he remained (IIRC) Disney’s largest single shareholder because of the sale.

(And for several years he was BOTH CEO of Pixar AND Apple ...)

The scope of his influence was really staggering.

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Posted: 06 October 2011 06:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I like this:

Obama: “And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented.”

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Posted: 06 October 2011 07:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Sad news, and Jobs was creative, he did some good work.  But genius?  He can be counted among the innovators, but most of the innovations in the Mac products are due to the work of thousands of people who make the microprocessors, the peripherals, the screens, the firmware/BIOS/software, accelerometers, etc.  Chemistry and physics are behind all of it.  I don’t really understand why he gets special attention.  He does have fans it seems.  :shrug:  Oh well.

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Posted: 06 October 2011 07:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Sure, even the campesino somewhere in Columbia who grew the coffee beans used to make coffee for those who work at Apple played a part in the creation of the iPhone. But it took a genius like Jobs to bring them all together. The same thing as with Ford, for example.

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