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Oct 5, 2011, 09:13 PM
 
He changed the world. A lot.
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Oct 5, 2011, 09:15 PM
 
Sniff...RIP Steve. Amazing how much one man contributed to us all. Forever grateful for Steve...
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Oct 5, 2011, 09:26 PM
 
I didn't think it was going to happen this soon.

He lived a good life. He did more with his time on Earth then most people could even dream of.

His was a life well lived.

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Oct 5, 2011, 09:32 PM
 
Saddened beyond words! An incalculable loss!
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Oct 5, 2011, 09:34 PM
 
Statement by the President on the Passing of Steve Jobs

Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.

By building one of the planet’s most successful companies from his garage, he exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity. By making computers personal and putting the internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun. And by turning his talents to storytelling, he has brought joy to millions of children and grownups alike. Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last. Because he did, he transformed our lives, redefined entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world.

The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented. Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to Steve’s wife Laurene, his family, and all those who loved him.
We should honor Steve Jobs by living each day as if it was our last. It was his driving force and it did great things for him. I'm sure if we all lived as if it was our last day we would all do better then we do now.
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Oct 5, 2011, 09:38 PM
 
Thank you for the impact you've had on my life. Rest in Peace Mr. Jobs.
     
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Oct 5, 2011, 10:04 PM
 
The only reason we are on this forum is because Steve lived.

He changed all of our lives–and I feel like I have lost a friend. I think most users of this forum feel that way.

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Oct 5, 2011, 10:13 PM
 
I can't believe this.

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Oct 5, 2011, 10:14 PM
 
From the BBC obituary:

Steve Jobs was a one off; a man who had total belief in his own abilities and a shortage of patience for anyone who failed to agree with him.

His great gifts were an ability to second guess the market and an eye for well designed and innovative products that everyone would buy.

"You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them," he once said. "By the time you get it built, they'll want something new."
     
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Oct 5, 2011, 10:16 PM
 
I haven't the words to express the impact his vision has had on my life and the influence it's had on my expectations for how things should work.

I'm sorry he didn't have longer.
     
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Oct 5, 2011, 10:22 PM
 
The first line of that BBC obituary is off. There are many, many people who have total belief in their own ability and no patience for those who disagree, its just that most of them are wrong. Steve was hardly ever wrong.

There are plenty of people I like, but very few who I genuinely admire and most of them died before I was even born.

One in six billion.

RIP.
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Oct 5, 2011, 10:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by Athens View Post
We should honor Steve Jobs by living each day as if it was our last. It was his driving force and it did great things for him. I'm sure if we all lived as if it was our last day we would all do better then we do now.
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Oct 5, 2011, 10:26 PM
 
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Oct 5, 2011, 10:30 PM
 
Well, that ruined Thursday.

Actually, I am happy and thankful that we had the opportunity to be influenced by this remarkable man. His achievements make him stand out - he was one shining flame standing out in billions of lives.
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Oct 5, 2011, 10:42 PM
 
His accomplishments are obviously many. But he's also left better products for dead than most companies will ever come up with. He knew what to get behind and what wasn't going to work. RIP, Steve.
     
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Oct 5, 2011, 11:08 PM
 
I can't begin to enumerate the ways in which Jobs & Apple have changed my life -- I was in graphic design and production art during the transition from traditional art to digital, and I still make a fair portion of my living jockeying a mouse on a Mac to this day. I was thinking about it a little while ago. One of my best clients is in New Zealand, and he sends me Illustrator files via email. After we've run the film and set them up on the press, I'll put a t-shirt on a mannequin, take a digital photo of it, and email to him as a proof. There's no way to even imagine us having a fruitful business relationship without the technology that makes this exchange possible. I doubt I would have had the interest in teaching myself Quark, Photoshop, etcetera, if I hadn't fallen in love with my first Mac, and I would have likely fallen by the wayside in a rapidly evolving business. So thanks, steve for my livelihood.

My best friend, who works at Dell but invests in Apple, called me tonight at about 7:00 with the news. I took the call on an iPhone.

I haven't been by the ol' 'NN luonge in a while, but I came back here tonight, because this was a place where I learned an awful lot about Macs back when I bought my Cube, and OS X was new on the scene, so it seems like a sort of home - like visiting an old home town. I just automatically dropped by, I suppose in search of a little solace. Steve Jobs has been around for so long that he's just kind of always been there, making great stuff happen, and now suddenly he's not. I'm pretty sad about this. He was too young, and his work was not complete. I'm also sorry for his kids & wife who lost a good husband and father, & my heart goes out to them.

And yeah, that Stanford commencement address includes a good dose of words to live by. Not only was he hyper-intelligent, insightful & driven, he was also very wise. Godspeed, Mister Jobs.

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Oct 6, 2011, 12:07 AM
 
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Oct 6, 2011, 12:38 AM
 
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Oct 6, 2011, 12:47 AM
 
I'm still in shock.... What will happen to Apple, Disney, and Pixar? The whole world has lost so much today...
     
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Oct 6, 2011, 01:09 AM
 
With sadness in my heart and a tear in my eye, I watch and read tributes to Steve from all over the world.

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Oct 6, 2011, 01:35 AM
 
It sucks that my children will grow up never knowing the excitement of "what will Steve present on stage today?"

I am sure Tim and the rest of the team will do a sterling job, but there is something just not quite right knowing that Steve isn't at the helm, driving the innovation.
     
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Oct 6, 2011, 01:44 AM
 
Gets me thinking that when he stepped down, he must have been really really sick.

Man, what a sad day. Godspeed Mr. Jobs!
     
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Oct 6, 2011, 01:49 AM
 
Yeah, he must have been. Jobs wanted to keep going as long as possible. Mortality sometimes really sucks. I'm sorry I never got to meet him personally.

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Oct 6, 2011, 02:20 AM
 
He changed the way we think about computing.
He changed the way we feel about phones.
He changed the way we listen to and buy music.
He changed the very perception of the technology industry.

Today I read a book on my iPad, edited photos on my MacBook Pro, talked and texted on my iPhone 4, programmed a light show on my church's iMac, and converted DVDs on our Mac Pro. Every single one of these devices bear Steve's fingerprints -- therefore, his guidance helped make our routine, daily tasks easier and more enjoyable.

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Oct 6, 2011, 02:44 AM
 
WOW that is too much, now we will never be the same without his vision, we will miss you man
     
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Oct 6, 2011, 02:49 AM
 
The day the Maestro died.

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Oct 6, 2011, 02:52 AM
 
Damn, that sucks. I have always hoped he was doing ok health-wise and had a few more years to live.
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Oct 6, 2011, 02:59 AM
 
Meeting Jobs was often a painful experience, from what I've seen, but I'm sure it was always unforgettable.

RIP Steve, the greatest business leader of our time. I wish you would have had another 30 years to finish what you started.
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Oct 6, 2011, 03:10 AM
 
Things for us geeks would have been far less interesting had it not been for Steve Jobs.

He sold out in the end and went from "insanely great" to "insanely mediocre", and like Gates before him had learned: that's part of the secret.

Rest in peace Steve Jobs.

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Oct 6, 2011, 03:29 AM
 
Originally Posted by Twilly Spree View Post
Things for us geeks would have been far less interesting had it not been for Steve Jobs.

He sold out in the end and went from "insanely great" to "insanely mediocre", and like Gates before him had learned: that's part of the secret.
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Oct 6, 2011, 04:04 AM
 
I'm devastated.
I've admired Steve Jobs for a long long time, and will continue to be inspired by him for the rest of my life, even tho I never met him.
The one reason for numerous valuable moments of communication, either with a loved one over some distance, or some stranger online, or the fact that my dad finally uses email, after tons of failed attempts with various devices, SJ will be missed immensely for a long time to come, and there's nothing that couldve prepared me or anyone, for this sorrow.
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Oct 6, 2011, 04:05 AM
 
Just got to work and found out, I don't put TV or radio on in the morning so this was the first I knew about it.

R.I.P. Steve

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Oct 6, 2011, 04:25 AM
 
Originally Posted by Twilly Spree View Post
Things for us geeks would have been far less interesting had it not been for Steve Jobs.

He sold out in the end and went from "insanely great" to "insanely mediocre", and like Gates before him had learned: that's part of the secret.

Rest in peace Steve Jobs.

It was fun while it lasted, but some of the best things that Apple made and did were under John Sculley.
Thanks for the dumb opinion. There was nothing mediocre about Jobs' return; John Sculley drove the company into the ground.

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Oct 6, 2011, 05:14 AM
 
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Oct 6, 2011, 07:10 AM
 
Steve was one of only a few people living in our time that I truly idolized, his dedication is unmatched and I doubt we will see a visionary like him for centuries. Thank you Steve for everything you believed in, you are a true inspiration and will be missed.
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Oct 6, 2011, 08:12 AM
 
Boing Boing � Blog Archive � Steve Jobs has died.

Cory Doctorow did something neat with his site.

SJ was a true pioneer. I know Woz was the tech guy, but Jobs was the vision guy, and the sell ice to Eskimos guy. His vision faltered sometimes, but without his cred just imagine where computing would still be today. He brought the 'Net to the masses by throwing down the gauntlet with the iMac, a very risky thing. He bought SoundJam so we could have iTunes, and he, alone, is responsible for plunging Mac users into the Unix world so he could make good on NextOS. To our benefit, of course.

And don't forget Pixar. Wow.

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Oct 6, 2011, 09:10 AM
 
Way too soon, only 56, he wasn't done yet. Poor guy aged so fast.


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Oct 6, 2011, 10:38 AM
 
Originally Posted by angelmb View Post
Just sad. I always look on him as a shining light ahead of me in the path. I think I'll try to think of something insanely great to do today in tribute.

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Oct 6, 2011, 11:47 AM
 
xkcd: Eternal Flame

Add another one to the list of tributes. Poignant while still being, well, xkcd.
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Originally Posted by Millennium View Post
xkcd: Eternal Flame

Add another one to the list of tributes. Poignant while still being, well, xkcd.
That is very very nice.

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I didn't notice the mouseover, thanks for pointing it out.
     
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Oct 6, 2011, 01:00 PM
 
The Woz had nice words to say:
Wozniak remembers Steve Jobs - The Washington Post

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Oct 6, 2011, 01:12 PM
 
I noticed the seat, but thought it belonged to whomever was on stage the longest. I didn't notice whether it panned to the seat while different people were speaking.
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Oct 6, 2011, 01:37 PM
 
Eternal Flame



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Oct 6, 2011, 01:43 PM
 
My wife wants me to stop posting about SJ on Facebook, so I guess now I will post something here.

When you are an Apple employee, even if you never meet Steve (which unfortunately I didn't), his presence is everywhere across the campus. You always hope to catch a glimpse of him, like a white whale. I was lucky enough to see him in the Apple cafeteria the first month I worked at Apple and at company meetings. He truly was a rock star and an idol to me.

I proudly worked for him for 5 years (2000-2005). I made the huge decision in the fall of 2000 (after an impromptu meeting with Apple HR at MacWorld NY that year) to uproot from my job at Sun (R.I.P.) in Burlington, MA out to California. My entire family and all my friends were on the east coast, but there was no way I could turn down a job at Apple, the opportunity to be in the presence of Steve and work on the creation of the most amazing products. I had dreamed of working there for much of the previous decade, and now my dream had become reality.

You could say that if it wasn't for Steve, I would never have come out to California and I never would have met my wife and I would not be expecting our first child this month. How do you honor someone who changed the world and changed your life, personally?

From one Steve to another, thank you so much, Steve, for everything.
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Oct 6, 2011, 02:09 PM
 
rest in peace Jobs, over the past 25 years I have spend a small fortune on many of your products of genius. It was worth it.
     
 
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