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Steve Jobs has passed away: Condolences Thread

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Bob Maxey, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. trophynuts

    trophynuts Extreme Android User

    Like many others when i first got a text on my phone telling me about this tonight i thought it was a joke. I quickly went to the internet/twitter/facebook....

    This is a sad day for the Tech world. I will be the first to admit that i often hate on certain Apple ways. The fact is that is all opinion based. The real fact is that this man has done more for the Tech world than can be put in to words. We have lost a founding father in the Tech world today. Steve Jobs will be missed. We would not have half of the tech that we have now if not for him. I remember my first computer class of any type when i was in the 6th or 7th grade was on an Apple. In fact that was my first computer experience period.

    R.I.P Steve
     



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  2. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Great courage emanated from Steve Jobs. Great cleverness and business savvy.

    As others are saying, the man really did change the world of computing, especially hand held computing via smartphones and tablets.

    RIP.. way too young to die. :(
     
  3. kevincott

    kevincott Android Expert

    Steve Jobs' creativity/innovations made the world a better place.

    RIP.
     
  4. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
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    Amen!!

    +999999999

    WOW, you really hit nail on the head player.......
     
  5. ari-free

    ari-free Android Expert


    I played it in school...but it was on a Franklin Apple II clone
    :eek:
     
  6. Dahlen

    Dahlen Newbie

    R.I.P Steve. I am grateful that in the wake of his passing, we are able to mourn and pay our respects without classless remarks. Thank you Steve for all you did, and thank you all for keeping A.F a place I am proud to be a member of.
     
  7. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
    Administrator

    was an apple IIgs for me... sold that thing in '97 for 50 bucks..... :( always wish i had held on to that
     
  8. ari-free

    ari-free Android Expert

    You know why he was such a great marketer? Because he was personally involved with every detail of the design. He wasn't selling someone else's stuff. Everything was his baby.
     
  9. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    Lets not forget...

    Steve Jobs was also one of the founders of Pixar.
     
  10. brute347

    brute347 Well-Known Member

    I just read this is it true!?!?!?!?
     
  11. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants

    As we all know the news has spread across the internet like wildfire, and Steve Jobs death has been announced. Everyone that knows me here knows I'm anti-everything-that-is-Apple and Steve Jobs along with Apple. On the business side of things, I still don't like Steve Jobs, and his business "tactics". We all know that, and I'm not going to expand much further on that.

    However -- the tech enthusiast in me loves Steve Jobs. He's the type of person I wish I could aspire to be like. While I read and drool over the latest tech bits, Steve Jobs was the guy making the news happen -- even before I was born. Steve Jobs went from zero to mega-CEO richer than most of us can ever dream of -- and he did it twice.

    I can easily say Steve Jobs was the greatest tech titan of all time, even better than Bill Gates, Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, etc. Why? People loved him, and people loved to hate him. He was the pinnacle of success, the dream of every fanboy to be able to live in Steve Jobs shoes making people fall in love with a product over and over again even if it doesn't have the most features from a technical standpoint. If it weren't for Steve Jobs, personal computing wouldn't be what it is today. Without his push of the Apple and AppleII, it could have been easily another decade or so before we saw the likes of affordable home computing.

    It is safe to say that without the iPhone, smartphones would have never hit the mainstream and things wouldn't be where they are today. I'd most likely still be using Windows Mobile 6.x and cursing over lost styli. Even though I have never bought an Apple product, and as of right now likely never will, I can say with confidence that Steve Jobs is just as responsible for the mobile boom in technology as everyone else combined.

    May you rest in peace Steven P. Jobs. You will be sorely missed by your fans, and perhaps even more by your enemies. :(
     
  12. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants

    One of the sides of him that I actually liked ;)

    And I thought he bought Pixar?
     
  13. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    You can buy an Apple IIGS for like $200 on ebay now that I look it up. Dang, I should buy one.
     
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  14. cds0699

    cds0699 Android Expert

    I agree

    RIP Steve Jobs.
     
  15. Dahlen

    Dahlen Newbie

    Lucas started Pixar, Jobs bought it and ran with it, then sold it to Disney...I think that's how it went.
     
  16. brute347

    brute347 Well-Known Member

    Holly crap I just confirmed it he did die today 10/05/2011

    He was a brilliant dude
     
  17. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    He was still on the board of Pixar I think. He had a way of grabbing something that already existed and turning it into something great.
     
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  18. tbolt72

    tbolt72 Newbie

    R.I.P a great mind lost. Not a apple fan,but I respect his thinking and vision.
     
  19. papa j

    papa j Well-Known Member

    i know he was not a popular name on here but at this time my thoughts go to his family my thoughts are with them
    R.I.P
    STEVE JOBS
     
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  20. mak916

    mak916 Android Expert

    Where would Android be if there was no Steve Jobs? Love him or hate him, he pushed the competition to be better and push harder.
     
  21. cds0699

    cds0699 Android Expert

    Good post, well said.
     
  22. joe71

    joe71 Android Expert

    Mr. Jobs you will be missed, without you the Iphone would have never come along and without the Iphone, there would have been no need for the Android market, you were a creative genius and will deeply be missed by friends and foe's a like

    p.s

    Thanks for brining us the awesome movie toystory, Rest in peace:(
     
  23. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Android Enthusiast

    I agree whole heartedly. Love him (or his ideas) or hate him. He was a driving force in this industry. If it weren't for him, and by extension his company, Android wouldn't be what it is today.
     
  24. trparky

    trparky Android Enthusiast

    Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. You will be missed.

    You will forever be known as one of the greatest visionaries of the computer industry. Thank you for all of your contributions to making computing what it is today. You have truly changed the world.
     
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