Steve Jobs dies at age 56

By Matthew
Oct 5, 2011
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  1. lordbf1

    lordbf1 Newcomer, in training

    As I walk in to work today with a heavy heart. I notice a little less pep in my voice and less zip in my walk! I will never forget where I was when I heard the news of your passing! Your were a true leader and visionary. I as the rest of the world will truly miss you!

    Rest in Peace my friend! You have earned it!

    \\lordbf1
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    I have to say he was one of the greatest innovators of his generation. A total design genius, and proof if ever you need one that a person without College or University qualifications can succeed in life with vision, determination, and the drive for perfection.

    Whether you like the products he helped create or not, there is no way a person can deny that the technology industry as a whole will miss his presence.

    Apple wouldn't be anywhere near the USA's second biggest computer technology company they are today were it not for his visions.

    Rest in peace good Sir.
  3. Steve, Thanks for all you have done for so many people. Have fun on the other side.
  4. isamuelson

    isamuelson Newcomer, in training Posts: 96

    As much as I'm a droid user and not an iPhone user, Steve Jobs was still an innovator. Without people like him, we wouldn't have so many different choices on technology.

    Because of Jobs and Woz, I would never have learned how to program an Apple ][+ and //e, which probably means I would never have found my love in programming.

    Thanks Steve!

    RIP
  5. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 843   +11

    I'm not a big Apple fan nor do I like how totalitarian Apple has always felt to me, especially under Steve Jobs. but Jobs did introduce and push many innovations into the market. Jobs direction made Apple what it is today. I feel Apple really changed how people look at portable devices in general.
  6. thewind

    thewind Newcomer, in training Posts: 65

    I agree! We probably wouldn't have Android phones if it wasn't for the IPhone... Wish Palm caught on more though.. I remember when they were huge and it was simmilar... IPhone just made it popular... (apps I mean). I remember having the Palm 3 color and downloading apps that made it a remote for my tv and games ect... some of the games I think were better than some of the android games.. (good times) Anyway getting back.. Steve will be missed and wish more companies would push inovation more. Like say the PS4/xbox 720 should come out... This way we can have game developers make more detailed games...
  7. I became enamored with his creations.

    (Starting with the ][+ even going so far as to solder hundreds of tiny circuit board dots for a huge16kb)

    I became ensnared within his insidious cult of personality.

    (Many of my artistic hires would "only work with Macs")

    I became enraged with his devious methodology of proprietary products.

    (iTunes, 'nuff said)

    Is the final chapter on Steve finally in?

    The fanbois can still hold their collective breath and wait for the announcement that it's all just a clumsy, awful hoax to generate publicity for the delayed iPhone 5 disaster.

    In 30 years as much as I've come to despise Apple The Infernal Company and Steve The Jobsian Monster, they collectively were, beyond a shadow of a doubt, pure masters of the marketing game and know all too well the methods of manipulating the masses.

    I'm half-expecting a product rollout, concurrent with the funeral, replete with the as-yet-unannounced 64GB iCoffin (with unprecedented 16MB cameras so that we can all be safe & sure the dead is dead; via the Limited Jobsian-Edition iZombie app, of course). Soon everyone will be tenting outside funeral homes ready to pay (brains through their noses) for a two-year, premium iDied 4G contract. Everyone will eventually forget about the enormous iSick fail (with blame squarely placed on a counterfeit iLiver).

    As long as our iPhone can direct us to the next hot restaurant and iPod can play our favourite music in blissful isolation, we all can live easier with false-flag terror, erosion of basic liberties, extra-judicial killings, illegal wars, drug-dealing gov't and the slow death of the republic, ad nauseum.

    No matter what I or anyone thinks of this contemporary Willy Wonka, he and his dastardly evil machine called Apple were, in the end analysis, certainly exceptionally good for the industry as a whole.

    Now back to your regularly scheduled programming including apoplectic concern about the future of our little consumer entertainment devices...
  8. topcoach

    topcoach Newcomer, in training Posts: 43

    Steve's life and vision has certainly impacted my life and many others I know. He will be missed.
  9. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TechSpot Maniac Posts: 481   +8

    I may not have embraced his work (honestly I never preferred Apple products) but that doesn’t stop me from recognizing his intelligence, undying passion, nor his unmatched salesmanship.
    I’m a PC, but today I stop and remember a truly great man who has left behind a legacy none can ever match. Farewell Steve, may you rest in the peace.
  10. fiftythebe

    fiftythebe Newcomer, in training

    Death never takes the wise man by surprise; He is always ready to go. R.I.P JOBS
  11. A risk taker.
    A devoted man in all his undertakings.
    An inventor.
    A visionary.
    And alas, a human being...
     
  12. Watch Apple change.
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,168   +229

  14. wizardB

    wizardB Newcomer, in training Posts: 51

    No it was a virus that killed him even though he denied its existence!
  15. Steve Jobs was the reason innovation happened @ Apple, not it's main inventor. As long as they adhere to his principals and hew to its inovative streak and not get "focus group itus", they will be fine for years to come. Thank you Steve for giving bright people the push they needed to excell.
    Apple's slogen for the near future and message to the world in thier advertising to the world should go something like this, "Innovation in the Jobs tradition".
  16. Steve Jobs was not a "Genius". He was just a marketing wonk with a cocaine-fueled ego. Steve Wozniak was the real intelligence behind Apple. Wozniak built the first Apple PC's and created the computer's operating system. Steve Jobs cheated Wozniak out of the cash for the first sales. Steve Jobs's only proven ability was in barking out orders for smarter people to follow and pretending to be "smart". It is pathetic that so many nitwits choose the illusion that Steve Jobs had anything in his head behind ego, cruel manipulation, thievery, and bluster.
  17. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,467   +289

    Right, cause it was Woz that brought Apple back from the dead in the late 90s/2000s.


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