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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Fayled Dhreams, Oct 5, 2011.
Just got uploaded to the big Pod in The Sky ...
This really sucks.
I hate to think what phones and music players would be like if he hadn't come back to Apple. And computers for that matter. Even if you didn't use any Apple products, if you go back and look at the state the personal music player market before the iPod, or the smartphone market before the iPhone, or computeres in general before the last 5 years or so of Macs, it's pretty clear that he helped move the industry forward.
He was a narcissistic ******* and a slave driver but he sure had vision and he pursued his dreams ruthlessly and at all costs.
I think Lord Byron said something about how unreasonable men are the force behind all innovation and progress. That sums Steve up pretty well minus some of the character deficiencies.
That's a shame.
Sad to hear. Even though given that he had pancreatic cancer and the level of his work... even at 56 he lived a long time through his illness.
I'm not an Apple consumer, the last Apple product I bought was an Apple IIc... I do appreciate Jobs as a person, and the effect he had on the company, the industry, and people's lives. Jobs really was the Alexander Graham Bell, Warren Buffett, Thomas Edison, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., and Jack Welch of the our times.
I hope people respect him and his family enough to not start the Steve bashing at least for a respectable amount of time.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. - Steve Jobs
Those are the truest words I've ever heard anyone speak. Rest in peace dude, you were one of the crazy ones to think he could change the world, and did it.
I may have disagreed with his model, but he was an innovator and will be missed.