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    [QUOTE=RaoulDuke;4177283]RIP

    Man was a genius though I find some of the reactions (not here) a little over the top. To be litterally in mourning over a guy who made cool stuff is too much IMO.[/QUOTE]

    Agreed.

    Facebook really makes me hate everyone. Almost all of my co-20somethings are damn near hysterics on Facebook.

    Goddamn internet.

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    [QUOTE=RaoulDuke;4177283]

    Man was a genius though I find some of the reactions (not here) a little over the top. To be litterally in mourning over a guy who made cool stuff is too much IMO.[/QUOTE]

    Here's the thing:

    Think of Steve Jobs as your favorite band of all time and how excited you are when a new album is being released and how you remember the moments of your life through their music. Now imagine that band dies today, gone in an instant. It's not so much the people you are concerned with, but it's the music that you've loved so much that just came to an abrupt end.

    To those of us into tech and new gadgets, Steve Jobs was our Beatles or Springsteen or U2 or whomever you love. We could count on him to come out with amazing products each year, things that would astound us and change our lives. That's all over now.

    So think of Steve Jobs as whomever your favorite person is. Band, actor, sports figure, whatever. His death is like that for those of us who are into technology.

    SAR I

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    [QUOTE=SAR I;4177359]Here's the thing:

    Think of Steve Jobs as your favorite band of all time and how excited you are when a new album is being released and how you remember the moments of your life through their music. Now imagine that band dies today, gone in an instant. It's not so much the people you are concerned with, but it's the music that you've loved so much that just came to an abrupt end.

    To those of us into tech and new gadgets, Steve Jobs was our Beatles or Springsteen or U2 or whomever you love. We could count on him to come out with amazing products each year, things that would astound us and change our lives. That's all over now.

    So think of Steve Jobs as whomever your favorite person is. Band, actor, sports figure, whatever. His death is like that for those of us who are into technology.

    SAR I[/QUOTE]

    Not really; just because he's dead doesn't mean Apple is going to shut down and never make another innovative device.

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    [QUOTE=pauliec;4177363]Not really; just because he's dead doesn't mean Apple is going to shut down and never make another innovative device.[/QUOTE]

    Right, Apple will be just like the The Doors who continued to make great music after Jim Morrison died.

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    [QUOTE=pauliec;4177363]Not really; just because he's dead doesn't mean Apple is going to shut down and never make another innovative device.[/QUOTE]

    [IMG]http://theblackboxoffice.com/wp-content/uploads/strektrans.jpg[/IMG]

    The execution part, the quality, the design, Apple will continue to get that done.

    But the vision and the innovation, I just don't see it. I just can't see anyone there waking up one morning and saying "I believe there's a new way to travel from place to place so I'm going to develop a portable transporter that'll break down our bodies into molecules and send us from NY to Tokyo in seconds across the internet."

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    Its a sad day for nerds and hippies. He was the definition of the American Dream and Capitalism. Two things Liberals hate but yet he was loved by the Left. He got more subsidies than oil companies and all of his products are basically made in slave camps in China.

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    [QUOTE=SAR I;4177359]Here's the thing:

    Think of Steve Jobs as your favorite band of all time and how excited you are when a new album is being released and how you remember the moments of your life through their music. Now imagine that band dies today, gone in an instant. It's not so much the people you are concerned with, but it's the music that you've loved so much that just came to an abrupt end.

    To those of us into tech and new gadgets, Steve Jobs was our Beatles or Springsteen or U2 or whomever you love. We could count on him to come out with amazing products each year, things that would astound us and change our lives. That's all over now.

    So think of Steve Jobs as whomever your favorite person is. Band, actor, sports figure, whatever. His death is like that for those of us who are into technology.

    SAR I[/QUOTE]
    I understand that, I'm saying I'd never react the same way even if that person is my favorite artist, athlete or porn actress. Of course I'd be bummed I'd never get to hear a new album, or whatever, but that's it.

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    Android is better anyway.

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    I'll always appreciate Jobs if for nothing else than saving us from a world where we have to use products controlled by Bill Gates.

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    Nerd or not, the man deserves all the credit he gets.

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    [QUOTE=Jets Things;4177378]Android is better anyway.[/QUOTE]

    There would be no Android, if Jobs didn't push the envelope...there would be blackberry and flip phones still, I believe...

    R.I.P.

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    I'm not one to mourn a death, especially of someone I didn't know personally. Additionally, the only apple device I own is this iPhone from which I'm posting.

    However, for those claiming Jobs was a con artist or just another great business man, please read up on the guy. Seriously, it'll do you a world of good and help you see things about life differently.

    My father emigrated from India and started a business which afforded he, my mother, my younger brother, and me to live in Greenwich, CT my entire life and never be denied anything due to finances. My father is a great business man.

    Steve jobs revolutionized every aspect of business and technology, and changed the world's mindset forever. He actually pushed against technological norms and succeeded not by being manipulative, but by simply changing the dynamics of his business mind frame. He took complex ideas and streamlined them into idiot-proof products, and created devices that allow the entire world to fit in your pocket and be at your fingertips whenever you want. He created competition and encouraged that consumers be given the best product by competing firms.
    His vision for wanting an iPad in every office and home is something that every business wants for it's product; yet his vision shifted the paradigm and made every home and office seek out the iPad. His marketig schemes are second to none and his philosophies about business, technology, and success are something that was sorely needed when he was at his best.

    Apple will not be the visionary trend-setter it has been since it's inception now that Steve Jobs has passed.
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    [QUOTE=ten-not-done;4177101]Let's not forget Pixar.

    After he was fired from Apple in the late 80's Steve paid George Lucas $10 million for the digital graphics production segment of LucasFilms which he turned into Pixar, that went on to make the toy story movies, Wal-E, ect. He later sold Pixar to Disney for $7 billion in a deal that gave him controlling shares of Disney stock and a seat on their board. Talk about return on investment!

    Then he came back to Apple and, after generating a string of ridiculous unheard of successes, turned Apple into the most valuable company in the World.

    I'm sure he was no saint, but you cannot deny the man was a visionary genius, who died in his prime. A real shame.[/QUOTE]

    For those with Netflix streaming, "The Pixar Story" is a good documentary and you can see how with out Jobs they most likely would never have been...
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    [QUOTE=FF2;4177410]I'll always appreciate Jobs if for nothing else than saving us from a world where we have to use products controlled by Bill Gates.[/QUOTE]

    [QUOTE=Jets Things;4177378]Android is better anyway.[/QUOTE]

    Your welcome.
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    [QUOTE=JetStream;4177442]For those with Netflix streaming, "The Pixar Story" is a good documentary and you can see how with out Jobs they most likely would never have been...
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    +1

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    I have never used an Apple product and I have absolutely no desire to. Around the time Ipods first became popular was when I stopped paying attention to technology (sometime around my sophomore or junior year of HS and I'm almost 22 now).

    Steve Jobs was very intelligent but you'd think that Ipods/Ipads/Ipuds/Iwhatever (refuse to write it the correct way) became illegal or something. :eek:

    And, I couldn't resist this :D [IMG]http://www.eatliver.com/img/2009/4599.jpg[/IMG]

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    [QUOTE=FF2;4177410]I'll always appreciate Jobs if for nothing else than saving us from a world where we have to use products controlled by Bill Gates.[/QUOTE]

    If it wasn't for Bill Gates Apple would have gone out of business. Gates gave them an infusion of money when they were almost done for.

    Jobs brought some innovative products to the market. The original MAC and the iPod touch/iFad have helped push the GUI to new heights and have helped the market as a whole (Windows 8 and Android). That being said he also had his share of huge failures such as the Newton, Lisa and others.

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    [QUOTE=SizzleBear287;4177860]I have never used an Apple product and I have absolutely no desire to. Around the time Ipods first became popular was when I stopped paying attention to technology (sometime around my sophomore or junior year of HS and I'm almost 22 now).

    Steve Jobs was very intelligent but you'd think that Ipods/Ipads/Ipuds/Iwhatever (refuse to write it the correct way) became illegal or something. :eek:

    And, I couldn't resist this :D [IMG]http://www.eatliver.com/img/2009/4599.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]

    Wow, you're so anti-establishment and hardcore.

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