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Old 10-05-2011, 08:19 PM   #21
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I was surprised and saddened that this news came out so soon after he stepped down (late August?). I was hoping he would have more time with his family.

If you have not read this, I highly recommend it. If you have read it, please re-read it to honor Mr Jobs:

Steve Job’s Stanford Commencement Address - AppleMatters

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Old 10-05-2011, 08:19 PM   #22
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I don't think it is possible to overhype his accomplishments.
For all the talk and gnashing of teeth about overpaid CEOs these days, Jobs was one of the few who was unquestionably worth every penny. When you think of the value he added for Apple customers, employees and shareholders -- from its near-death 15 years ago to the highest market capitalization out there -- it boggles the mind. Any compensation he got, no matter how massive, was still a drop in the bucket compared to the value he added.
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Jobs + Wozniak = Edison
I agree.
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What a great way to go: Working at something he had such enormous passion about until just about the end. That's what I call a wonderful life and death. Lucky man.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:13 PM   #25
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If you have not read this, I highly recommend it. If you have read it, please re-read it to honor Mr Jobs:

Steve Job’s Stanford Commencement Address - AppleMatters

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I have seen it before but I was inspired to watch it again tonight.



Really worth watching.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:23 PM   #26
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A true visionary and passionate man. He will be missed greatly.
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A true visionary and passionate man. He will be missed greatly.
Here's what the president had to say (certainly we won't make *this* one political!):

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Here's what the president had to say (certainly we won't make *this* one political!):
True that many heard of his death on devices he invented. DW heard about it on her iphone and told me while I was downloading a movie from my imac to my ipad
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For this geek, watching Job' perform his magic at the Macintosh launch, back in 1984 was better than any rock concert, I'd ever been to before or since.

I abandoned Apple products shortly after Jobs was fired from Apple.

I don't think it is possible to overhype his accomplishments.
I agree. Steve was a geeks geek. He knew how to inspire creative people.
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I was sad when I heard about his death even though I expected it. As for pancreatic cancer my sister died from it last year the day after Labor Day. By the time they discovered it she was too far gone. She lasted about 2 weeks. Apparently Steve had a form that if discovered could be treated for awhile. I found a research paper that noted that high fructose syrup really feeds the cancer. Sugar feeds cancer, HFS even more so, the paper equated it to smoking cigarettes. Needless to say I read labels and try not to eat the stuff even though it is ubiquitous throughout. Google HFS and cancer. I've also heard that pancreatic cancer is on the increase.
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That really says something - very fitting.

How many people could something like this be said about? Samuel Morse maybe? Marconi? Philo Farnsworth? Possibly whoever invented the first printing presses used for newspapers?

Pretty rarefied territory. And all accomplished by 56.

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I'm sorry to hear it. He sure gave Bill Gates a run for his money.

It's amazing how much pancreatic cancer has been in the news lately. The leader of the Canadian opposition party just died of it, I've heard of two or three others in just the last month. My BIL has it but seems to be doing well on chemo for now.

It's sad to see the great ones go.
Jack Layton had prostate cancer. He did not reveal the origin of the "new cancer" that killed him. Do you have some inside knowledge?
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How many people could something like this be said about? Samuel Morse maybe? Marconi? Philo Farnsworth? Possibly whoever invented the first printing presses used for newspapers?
Morse and Marconi were my first thoughts. But in reality, most people learned of Morse's death not directly from a telegraph, but from a newspaper which reported a story that they received via telegraph.
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For all the talk and gnashing of teeth about overpaid CEOs these days, Jobs was one of the few who was unquestionably worth every penny. When you think of the value he added for Apple customers, employees and shareholders -- from its near-death 15 years ago to the highest market capitalization out there -- it boggles the mind. Any compensation he got, no matter how massive, was still a drop in the bucket compared to the value he added.

Yes at $1/year salary, he could get quite literally a one billion percent pay raise and still be vastly underpaid. On the other hand how lucky he was to have a job where I am sure he felt at $1 he was overpaid.
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I just reread his biography . I had no idea he started Pixar . He was truly a genius and one of a kind . He will be missed !
He wasn't involved in starting pixar (if i am remembering correctly).
He did a lot to resurrect it though, it was in dire straits there for a while..
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I recently read a very good book about Steve Jobs -

Amazon.com: The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation (9781593156398): Jay Elliot, William L. Simon: Books

Written by the former Senior Vice President of Apple.

I've never had a Mac computer (my son has 3!) but I've had a variety of the iPods and I love each of them, early Shuffle, Nano and an iPod Touch. The Nano is still my daily pal, the iPod Touch is just the slickest device in the house!

I love Steve's presentations and product demos. He was always so proud to show off some new device we all didn't know we needed but soon desired.

I'd like to find earlier presentations and watch them again. I bet they are on the Apple site or YouTube.

Purron, he was born 3 days after me.
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Jobs is the Edison of our generation. His gift was being able to combine a sense of what people would want and how they would use technology with what was technologically possible. The other thing that is impressive is that despite his incredible accomplishments it didn't seem to go to his head and he seemed to keep it real (at least as far as his public persona).
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You have to wonder about the timing - exactly one day after the announcement of the new iphone. It's almost like he was waiting.
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I am really saddened over this, honestly brought tears to my eyes. A genius like him will not come along again for a very long time. RIP Steve
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Very sad. An interesting article on where he would fall among the giants: Where Steve Jobs Ranks Among the Greats - Yahoo! News
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