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Posted 05 October 2011 - 06:23 PM
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 07:25 PM
It is with deep regret that I announce this... He revolutionized personal computing and effectively created the laptop industry. Post your thoughts. And rememer this great man.
Apple sucks! GO Microsoft!
Seriously though, I'm no Apple fan, but this guy had a huge impact on the technology industry, and the world is likely better for it. Makes you wonder what he could have done if the had the other 20+ years that he should have had.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:34 PM
I think it's something worth listening to from him.
As a Microsoft man, I have had nothing but respect for this man. May he rest in peace.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:43 PM
Are you thinking of Alan Kay, or did you mean desktop, tablet, digital-music-distribution, or smart-phone industries?
He effectively created the laptop industry.
No disrespect to the man; Apple brought desktops into the home, made digital-music mainstream, and popularised smart-phones in a way that blackberry never could... but I have no idea how you can credit them with the laptop industry. I strangely saw the same assertion made on the news tonight, too ("...the man who moved computers from our desks to our laps").
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:35 PM
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:58 PM
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:01 PM
The actor of spartacus from spartacus: blood and sand died of cancer last month too. I was naively expecting both of these people to pull through.
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 12:38 AM
A very sad day to lose such an inspiring out-of-the-box thinker, who turned visions of what could be, into reality.
What more could a man achieve in a lifetime.
Rest in peace Steve!
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 12:38 AM
The simple fact that he couldn't get fixed with his budget... sure as hell I'm weird... got something good into it.
Sure he got a good life. What's the problem? It was only a matter of time, I was expecting this months ago, I was prepared. Every story must come to an end and considering the daily difficulties involved in cancer and pain... if you believe in afterlife, I think you'll have no trouble in accepting he's likely much better now. Deep regret... come on.
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 02:00 AM
He had chosen a different route than Bill Gates. While the latter was trying to normalize the behaviour of computers within one OS, Steve Jobs had chosen to refine a user interface over selective components. Both approaches have their merits since they cater for different people. Still, Steve Jobs was a landmark in user interface development and computer marketing.
I remember as a kid when the simplest and best user oriented available computer was Apple II (later followed by the Macintosh). As a kid I couldn't have a computer (it was too costly for my parents at that time and home computers later in the 1980s weren't distributed in France yet), so I used to go after school at the professional computer store near home and spend time on that Apple II (it was the Apple IIe with its own screen at that time). When there weren't customers, the store owner would let me manipulate the computer (and even play on the two games available: Wizardry and Daedalus). At that time, I used to write programs on paper using a Basic language lexicon.
Well Mr Jobs, I thank you for all those years.
So long, and thanks for all the fish.
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 02:51 AM
As an industry, I think we'll really miss what he could have been as one of our "elder statesmen". He hugely changed computing, telephony, movie production and the music industry in three decades -- what could he have done with three more?
He did what he said he was going to; put a dent in the universe.
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:50 AM
And let's not turn it into an excuse to push evangelism either, with this nonsense "He invented X!" Already this morning I've seen someone claim "the Internet", and I see someone on this thread claiming the smartphone(!) By all means be sad, but for people trying to tell me that my modern life and the products I use are down to him - sorry, no.
(My tech hero who died was Jay Miner - father of the Amiga, which I liked better than any Mac of the time - but I don't go claiming that Jay Miner invented the personal computer, multimedia, or anything else like that.)
There are a lot of real people behind the faceless corporations that produce the products we use every day. If you want to show respect, take a moment to learn who they are before it's too late for them too.