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Aug 20, 2008, 12:58 PM
 
Anyone know what Steve Job's uses as his computer?

Must have a Mac Pro, I would think, at his desk. Probably with a 30" ACD or three.

But I assume that he has a portable... would he upgrade it each time there is a new release? Or does he have his trusty iBook that he has had for the past four years?
     
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Aug 20, 2008, 01:08 PM
 
Do really, really wealthy people bother with computers?
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Aug 20, 2008, 01:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by design219 View Post
Do really, really wealthy people bother with computers?
Is the Pope Catholic?

I would think he probably gets e-mails, likes to take pictures of his kids, read news, install applications on his iPhone, SSH into Apple HQ when he is on business trips to Taipei etc.
     
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Aug 20, 2008, 01:25 PM
 
I'd have my people do all that.
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Aug 20, 2008, 01:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by calverson View Post
Is the Pope Catholic?

I would think he probably gets e-mails, likes to take pictures of his kids, read news, install applications on his iPhone, SSH into Apple HQ when he is on business trips to Taipei etc.
Do you really think he knows how to SSH in?

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Aug 20, 2008, 01:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by design219 View Post
Do really, really wealthy people bother with computers?
Yes.

You can't get a lackey to view your boobie pics for you. Well, you can, but it's not very satisfying.
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
That's where there's thunder... and the wind shouts back.
     
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Aug 20, 2008, 02:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
Do you really think he knows how to SSH in?
I am sure he does. He doesn't know nothing... I am sure that he hasn't done any hard-coding for a while, but I am pretty sure he is not a dumbass when it comes the subject.
     
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Aug 20, 2008, 02:30 PM
 
duh ...

     
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Aug 20, 2008, 02:42 PM
 
calverson, you get the apostrophe smack of the day.
     
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Originally Posted by Mithras View Post
calverson, you get the apostrophe smack of the day.
You are going to have to explain.
     
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Aug 20, 2008, 02:48 PM
 
I agree he would not bother to work on a computer for most of his job. I imagine that he might have a 24" iMac at home on a neat uncluttered desk, can't really imagine him with a huge block of Cinema Displays and a bulky Mac Pro underneath.
For most of the work and communication he would use his iPhone, of course.
     
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Aug 20, 2008, 02:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
You can't get a lackey to view your boobie pics for you. Well, you can, but it's not very satisfying.
Do really, really wealthy people look at boobie pics, or boobies?
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Aug 20, 2008, 02:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by design219 View Post
Do really, really wealthy people look at boobie pics, or boobies?
R. Kelly
     
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Aug 20, 2008, 03:16 PM
 
I can't imagine Steve using something (relatively) unattractive as a MacPro. I reckon it would be a top of the range iMac
     
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Aug 20, 2008, 03:20 PM
 
I bet he uses a Lisa, just to spite the Macintosh team.
     
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Aug 20, 2008, 03:24 PM
 
Well he certainly a) doesn't use a Mighty Mouse for any length of time, b) has never used a non-apple mouse, or c) figures that anything slightly better than the "puck" mouse is good enough, because despite Steve's seemingly high standards Apple still sells the damn things.
     
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Aug 20, 2008, 03:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by nonhuman View Post
I bet he uses a Lisa, just to spite the Macintosh team.
Nah, NeXTcube. That would REALLY spite them.
     
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Aug 20, 2008, 03:34 PM
 
A PowerBook G5.

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Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
A PowerBook G5.
Oh, how I wish...
     
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Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
A PowerBook G5.
He uses a hovercraft?
     
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Originally Posted by design219 View Post
Do really, really wealthy people look at boobie pics, or boobies?
You say that like it's an either/or situation.
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
That's where there's thunder... and the wind shouts back.
     
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Aug 20, 2008, 04:12 PM
 
Acer Aspire, 19" CRT, PS2 mouse, Lexmark printer, Altec-lansing $10 speakers. For porn.
     
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Aug 20, 2008, 04:13 PM
 
He uses a Toshiba Tecra running OPENSTEP for Mach.
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Aug 20, 2008, 04:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by Wiskedjak View Post
He uses a hovercraft?
Yes. Powerful and convenient for an executive always on the go!

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Aug 20, 2008, 04:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by calverson View Post
R. Kelly
No, he pees on people.
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Aug 20, 2008, 04:30 PM
 
I bet there's something that Steve doesn't use... ...the bloody awful desktop keyboards Apple forces on people. I bet he's got a stock of the white Pro keyboards in his basement. With lovely little iSkin thingies for them.
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
That's where there's thunder... and the wind shouts back.
     
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Aug 20, 2008, 04:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by Rumor View Post
No, he pees on people.
Err... Well he does apparently like boobies as well (well, maybe pre-developed ones...)

Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
I bet there's something that Steve doesn't use... ...the bloody awful desktop keyboards Apple forces on people. I bet he's got a stock of the white Pro keyboards in his basement. With lovely little iSkin thingies for them.
That is one thing that IBM did very well. I would believe that he has an old-school one with a PS2/USB converter. Except he got it painted white and tapered the edges to make it beautiful.
     
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Aug 20, 2008, 05:29 PM
 
Well he used a 17" Powerbook in 2004.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...NGMJ816F41.DTL
"I mention this because when one hears 'pancreatic cancer' (or Googles it), one immediately encounters this far more common and deadly form, which, thank God, is not what I had,'' Jobs said in the memo, which he wrote on a wireless 17-inch Apple PowerBook laptop.

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Aug 20, 2008, 05:41 PM
 
We've had this thread a million times. Search people.
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 08:55 AM
 
Originally Posted by calverson View Post
Originally Posted by Mithras
calverson, you get the apostrophe smack of the day.
You are going to have to explain.
This:
Originally Posted by calverson
Anyone know what Steve Job's uses as his computer?
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 11:37 AM
 
I really don't think he uses one that much. The software demo portion of a Stevenote is usually kinda awkward.
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 11:43 AM
 
Originally Posted by zro View Post
I really don't think he uses one that much. The software demo portion of a Stevenote is usually kinda awkward.
Certainly feels like he is demoing someone else's software. He also likes to spend inordinate amounts of time in iPhoto.
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 01:06 PM
 
Why would he need a mac pro? I assume he has an iMac and a MacBook Pro. Jus because he can doesnt mean he will have a Mac Pro. OTOH, Rush Limbaugh has somwhere around 5 Mac Pros for no reason for personal use.
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 01:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by adamfishercox View Post
Why would he need a mac pro?
Because I image* his desk to be just an ACD or two, a wireless keyboard and a mouse.

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Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
I bet there's something that Steve doesn't use... ...the bloody awful desktop keyboards Apple forces on people. I bet he's got a stock of the white Pro keyboards in his basement. With lovely little iSkin thingies for them.
Well, he can have mine, if he wants.

The new ones are SO much better than those sticky, clunky white ones.
They're not ADB Extended Keyboard II good, but those godawful white ones really piss me off.
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 02:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by calverson View Post
Because I image his desk to be just an ACD or two, a wireless keyboard and a mouse.
So a mini would work just as well as a Mac Pro then.
     
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Originally Posted by Wiskedjak View Post
duh ...

I was so going to make a pic like this! You beat me, nice
     
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Originally Posted by @pplejaxkz View Post
I was so going to make a pic like this! You beat me, nice
That's not photoshopped.
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 03:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by nonhuman View Post
So a mini would work just as well as a Mac Pro then.
A 30" would not be so nice with the Mac Mini, considering it has no dedicated graphics memory.

So, no.
     
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Ok, if you want to specify 30", then sure.
     
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Originally Posted by calverson View Post
Must have a Mac Pro, I would think, at his desk. Probably with a 30" ACD or three.
Originally Posted by nonhuman View Post
Ok, if you want to specify 30", then sure.
Ah, I did
     
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Originally Posted by analogika View Post
Well, he can have mine, if he wants.

The new ones are SO much better than those sticky, clunky white ones.
They're not ADB Extended Keyboard II good, but those godawful white ones really piss me off.
I'm the other way around. Can't stand the new ones. They're OK for basic config stuff (like when you have to hit maybe 10 keys a week) but I can't type on 'em. So I went and bought a stock of the old white ones while I still could.
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
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an iPhone G4 with a 30" ACD hooked up to it

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Originally Posted by nikstar101 View Post
I can't imagine Steve using something (relatively) unattractive as a MacPro. I reckon it would be a top of the range iMac
Interesting. I've always felt that the new iMacs are extremely, well, ugly. Along with the new classic iPods. And iPhones. But then again, I'm not a fan of round things. I like it edgy and I hope they'll take that path again, but they probably won't.
     
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I'll say it again: iMac, Some ACDs and an MBP.

Oh, and a 128 GB iPhone
     
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Probably the computer that re-launched his carreer with Apple, an IMac.

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