Steve Jobs has passed away

Discussion in 'World Events' started by Kittamaru, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Kittamaru Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Adieu, Sciforums. Valued Senior Member

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    http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/

    Rest in Peace... may not have liked your 'tude or business strategy, but damn if you weren't a visionary!

    *raises glass*
     
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  3. keith1 Guest

    End of an era. Salute'.
     
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  5. Gustav Banned Banned

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    /saddened
     
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  7. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    My condolences to his family and friends.

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  8. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    That's a damn shame. He truly was an innovator, and definitely had a major influence on our modern society.
     
  9. Gustav Banned Banned

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    apple.com's front page saved for posterity....


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  10. hardalee Registered Senior Member

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    Rest in peace.
     
  11. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    In the eyes of many, Apple WAS Steve Jobs.

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    The apple with the bite taken out of it will ever invoke the name of the company and the man who founded it.
     
  12. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Boundless

    As a friend and I used to say, "Fucking Steve!"

    Good night, sweet prince.

    I raise a glass. And a pipe.

    The industry won't have Steve to follow around anymore.
     
  13. keith1 Guest

    A small garage and a small idea and a small business loan is all he started with.
    With this he put the multitudes to work. He was the true job creator. This is the model.
     
  14. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    The last great American business
     
  15. Kittamaru Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Adieu, Sciforums. Valued Senior Member

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    "The world has lost a visionary. 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." - President Obama
     
  16. madanthonywayne Morning in America Registered Senior Member

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    That was very well said, and literally true in my case. I'm on my IPAD right now.
     
  17. 786 Searching for Truth Valued Senior Member

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    Not a good day.
     
  18. Telemachus Rex Protesting Mod Stupidity Registered Senior Member

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    It's certainly a sad day for his friends, family and those in his company. I am struck though by how many people in the press and online who don't draw a line between Jobs and Apple. You'd think Jobs invented the iPod, iPhone and iPad with his own two hands, rather than employing teams of engineers and software developers. He was more of an Edison, though, certainly smart, and he certainly did have his own accomplishments, but he was also the front man for inventions that many people had a hand in producing (many people who worked for his company).

    There is no reason to think Apple won't continue to innovate just because Jobs will no longer be at the helm. (In fact, Apple's products may benefit from no longer having his personal preferences driving some of the features...as his dislike of Adobe Flash prevented Apple from providing support for it.)

    Rest in peace to the man, but there is no reason to think Apple has gone with him.
     
  19. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I was shocked when I heard that on the news today. I don't know why, everyone knew he was dying. Its just so sad since he was young and had so much more to offer.
    The world is a lesser place without him.
     
  20. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe not.
    Maybe one day businesses will go back to wanting to be the best, and serve the public, making good money into the bargain.
    There used to be hundreds of US businesses like that.

    RIP Steve Jobs.
     
  21. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    Sad, my deepest condolences.


     
  22. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    The stock prices of the company historically have reflected the presence or temporary absence of Steve Jobs at the helm.

    Of course he had a team of professionals and I would expect that he has left this company with a vision of future potential.

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  23. Telemachus Rex Protesting Mod Stupidity Registered Senior Member

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    I'm sure he added value to the company as it's CEO, so changing leaders means you now need to evaluate the leadership of the "new guy" and that uncertainty leads to a reduction in stock price. One press account I just saw on my local news last night referred to Jobs as the "inventor of the iPhone and iPad."

    People made the same sort of mistake with Edison (though obviously both men fostered the atmosphere were the public is prone to that sort of mistake).
     

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