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Sep 16, 2008, 12:46 PM
 
A little piece of Apple history to liven up your day...

Sept. 16, 1985: Jobs Quits Apple
Sept. 16, 1997: Jobs Rejoins Apple


Sept. 16: It's an auspicious day in the history of Steve Jobs. It's the day he quit Apple and the day he returned.

Jobs resigned as chairman of Apple Computer on Sept. 16, 1985, after losing a boardroom battle for control of the company with then-CEO John Sculley.


In December 1996, Apple bought NeXT for $400 million. It wanted NeXTStep to form the basis of a new, modern operating system, one that didn’t crash every time Netscape Navigator was launched.

Jobs came on board as an informal adviser to then-CEO Gil Amelio. But within months, the board fired Amelio after Apple suffered one of the biggest quarterly losses in Silicon Valley history.

Jobs was initially reluctant to take a role at Apple. His other company, Pixar, had just released its first movie, Toy Story, to great acclaim. But he soon found himself putting in more time at Apple, working hard to whip it into shape.

On Sept. 16, 1997, Apple announced that Jobs had officially been named interim CEO, or -- as the company cleverly put it -- iCEO.
     
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Sep 16, 2008, 12:50 PM
 
I almost had a stroke when I read the title.

phew..

hard to imagine it was 11 years ago.
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Sep 16, 2008, 12:50 PM
 
Misleading title!!1
     
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Sep 16, 2008, 12:51 PM
 
I came very close to jumping out the window...I'm on the first floor, but still.
     
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Sep 16, 2008, 01:06 PM
 
^ I agree. It's the thought that counts.
     
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Sep 16, 2008, 01:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
I came very close to jumping out the window...I'm on the first floor, but still.
Just think of the story if you succeeded.
     
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Sep 16, 2008, 01:09 PM
 

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Sep 16, 2008, 01:16 PM
 
^

Best lolbird evar!
     
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Sep 16, 2008, 01:40 PM
 
Holy crap.
     
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Sep 16, 2008, 01:45 PM
 
Sneeze
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Sep 16, 2008, 03:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
^

Best lolbird evar!
OT: I never saw a pelican until I visited some friends in FLA. Apparently they're as common there as seagulls up here and I was a little bit amazed at seeing a wharf swarming with pelicans.
     
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Sep 16, 2008, 03:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
OT: I never saw a pelican until I visited some friends in FLA. Apparently they're as common there as seagulls up here and I was a little bit amazed at seeing a wharf swarming with pelicans.
I saw my first real-life pelican in Tallinn Zoo earlier this summer. They’re not exactly common ’round here, either.
     
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Sep 16, 2008, 10:03 PM
 
The pelican is the state bird of Louisiana.

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Sep 17, 2008, 03:14 AM
 
I sometimes see a flock of pelicans flying outside my window:


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Sep 17, 2008, 08:06 AM
 
Sometimes I see a Flock of Seagulls
     
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Sep 17, 2008, 10:08 AM
 
Yep, back when men were men.
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Sep 17, 2008, 11:24 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Sometimes I see a Flock of Seagulls
I think that particular flock might be more of a gaggle.
     
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Sep 17, 2008, 12:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Sometimes I see a Flock of Seagulls
yeah one of those dudes lives in Cocoa Beach and "had" a restaurant, that unfortunately went tango uniform. it was called legends.

and pelicans are cool. when fishing you have to keep them away from the bait bucket. they'll help themselves
     
   
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