Discussing :: Steve Jobs dies....

#1

JasonMantis
Steve Jobs dies....

Steve Jobs has finally succumbed to Pancreatic cancer today , aged 56. I'll miss your presentations Steve, thanks for all the innovation. RIP.

#2

Dan

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

- Steve Jobs R.I.P.

#3

JasonMantis

In 1983 I sat down in front of an Apple computer for the first time. It was a brand spanking new IIe model. Code named "Diana" by Apple. It stuck in my mind at the time as strange that someone should give a computer a human name. We had a lot of fun with it, typing silly programs that wrote phrases like "Jeremy is an idiot" all over the screen (sorry Jez, if I'd known that you were just an early adopter of the "Geek" moniker that I'm sometimes labelled with, i would have gone easier on you).
It was the first computer that I played a game on. Something similar to Pong I believe, with two moveable lines as bats and a square "ball" to hit backwards and forewords. It enthralled us for hours. Later we played Lunar Lander and Defender on it, all green graphics, incredibly archaic.
I then left school and Apples disappeared into the past, until 1998, when I purchased the first of about 30 Macs I have bought since. That first iMac, used as a print server for work didn't get rebooted for almost 3 years, working tirelessly, 24 hours a day seven days a week to keep our business going. In fact in all the years since, not one of the macs ever let me down. The only exception was an early Macbook Pro which arrived with a non functioning screen. A call to the dealer had it replaced within 24 hours.
I've produced thousands of magazines on my Macs, countless movies, presentations, proposals, business plans and manuals. I've wowed children with their ability to speak and listen (asking a computer to tell you a joke and hearing it say "Knock Knock still blows me away today, if you have a Mac you should try it!), they've run my finances, my music, my whole world.
And it was all down to the vision of one man. Me. Haha, ok, kidding. Steve Jobs. The man that invented Windows as a User Interface (even if arch rival Billy stole it), the man that invented the mouse. The man that gave us computing as we know it today. The man whose presentation style I emulate when in pitching clients....
When Facebook had a little space under your name for a tagline, mine said "Steve Jobs is a genius". Now that he's gone and I've had a short time to ponder his contribution to our lives I will reinstate it. You'll be missed Mr Jobs, thats for sure...

#4

Onaphobia

Learned to program on an Apple IIe, owned my first mac in '94 and have owned one ever since. I don't have many heros, but Steve was one of them.

Take a moment to reflect on what the world might have been like without Steve Jobs.
And certainly creepy Gates never would have got this far without him.

#5

DeeDee

This is really cool, putting Steve Jobs in the apple bite and the student ended up getting job offers etc etc heres the article
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/5749407/Teens-somber-design-for-Jobs-a-cyber-hit

#6

JasonMantis

I haven't actually watched a keynote since Steve stopped doing them. It'll feel very strange for sure...

#7

JasonMantis

Just watched the iPhone 4S keynote.... how empty they seem without him.


Onaphobia

Can't do it. Too soon.

#8

JasonMantis

Although I have to say, that Siri Personal Assistant is truly incredible. The first real sign that we'll be conversing to computers just as though they were other human beings... impressive stuff indeed.

#9

DeeDee

Though I think it was sad for technology with the death of Steve Jobs...I'd have to admit hearing about Dennis Ritchie dying was worse for me coming from a person who studied computing in between parties at Uni....I have used Unix OS...numerous times and one of the first languages I was taught at Uni was C....so for me he will be a great loss to computing and programming technology as well....RIP

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2011/10/thedennisritchieeffect/

#10

DeeDee

Pretty cool and creative tributes to Steve Jobs

http://mashable.com/2011/10/28/steve-jobs-tributes/#32009Steve-Jobs-in-Apples

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