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#1 Morley   Members   


Posted 05 October 2011 - 06:23 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.

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#2 tstrimple   Prime Members   

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!

Wrong thread?

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.

#3 Hedos   Members   


Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:03 PM

This is a huge loss of a truly brilliant man. RIP steve.

#4 Tachikoma   Members   


Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:14 PM

The bloke should be remembered for this, along with Wozniak.
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#5 Morley   Members   


Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:20 PM

While I really dislike apple, this thread is about Stee, not apple. Two seperate entities mate. He was a brilliant inivator.

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#6 Morley   Members   


Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:21 PM

And I'm very happy with the advances he brought us with persoanl computing.

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#7 Fekete   Members   


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.

#8 Hodgman   Moderators   

Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:43 PM

He effectively created the laptop industry.

Are you thinking of Alan Kay, or did you mean desktop, tablet, digital-music-distribution, or smart-phone industries?

[edit]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").

#9 Matias Goldberg   Members   

Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:47 PM


A truly excellent video to remember him

#10 Alpheus   GDNet+   

Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:35 PM

RIP. As Yahoo had in their article, Steve was the Edison of Computing. He actually made computers cool.
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#11 Khaiy   Members   

Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:58 PM

Steve Jobs was an incredible man. He, more than anyone else, drove the integration of computer technology with every day life for the average person. I second the Edison analogy above, Jobs will be remembered as a titan of the transition into the information age.


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#12 GMuser   Members   


Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:01 PM

Very sad to hear about his death. That speech was really sad, especially to hear how he was expecting decades after escaping his cancer the first time. Money can't save you from death :(

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.

#13 mytre   Members   


Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:17 PM

Great man. May he rest in peace.

#14 iMalc   Members   

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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#15 MaxDZ8   Members   

Posted 06 October 2011 - 12:38 AM

Perhaps I'm a rude Microsoft guy but the news is to me... just news.

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.

Bye Steve.

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#16 Red Ghost   Members   


Posted 06 October 2011 - 02:00 AM

It is indeed sad news. For me, it signs the end of computer pioneering era when people were trying to convert an engineer tool (IBM in the 1970s) into a person's everyday tool.

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.

Ghostly yours,Red.

#17 Katie   Members   

Posted 06 October 2011 - 02:51 AM

It was obvious when he stood down as Apple CEO that he'd been told he didn't have any more options. It's sad that he didn't get longer to spend with his family.

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.

#18 way2lazy2care   Members   


Posted 06 October 2011 - 06:54 AM

A truly excellent video to remember him

I laughed at, "... and since windows just copied the mac, it's likely that no personal computer would have [multiple typefaces]."

#19 mdwh   Members   

Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:50 AM

It's sad when someone dies - but let's not forget all the unsung heroes in technology who have also had a hand in everything we use today, if not much more so. People behind Intel, ARM, Nokia, Google, Motorola, Asus, Samsung etc - could you even name any of them, let alone be aware if any of them had died? And it's even more disprespectful I feel to say that even for non-Apple products, we should be thankful to Jobs, and not those other unknown visionaries.

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.

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#20 ChurchSkiz   Members   

Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:08 AM

Wasn't a big fan of his products, but I respect the hell out of the guy. He was a real visionary and what I like most is that he pushed people to their limits. Sad to see that he died so young.

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