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Post  tatiana on Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:31 pm

i don't have any Apple products myself but he did a good thing for the world.

RIP dude.

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Re: Steve Jobs RIP

Post  Constance on Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:15 pm

Everything we have is Apple.

Sorry to hear the news. So young.

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Post  eddie on Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:02 am

Constance wrote:So young.

My dad died of pancreatic cancer, aged 65: the year he retired.

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Post  Doc Watson on Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:26 am

tatiana wrote:i don't have any Apple products myself but he did a good thing for the world.

RIP dude.
You most likely have products that are spin offs or developments of apple p[roducts.

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:49 am

Not to take anything away from good old Steve, I'm just reminded of "The Ballad of Seymour Cray" for some reason.

In Seymour Cray's time, computers were big and expensive; he invented the "Super Computer" (it was thought that only big businesses and gub'mint agencies could have them).

Now, every PC has the computing power of Cray's Super Computer, because Steve replicated Cray-3, but made it small and cheap.

Cray was from Chippewa Falls Wisconsin, and so was Judy Henske, so she wrote this song:

[chorus] Seymour Cray, Seymour Cray,
I just got the news today,
Billy Petit called and said
Seymour Cray is dead.

In nineteen hundred twenty five,
Seymour Cray was first alive.
Computers he'd invent and fix
'til September '96.

Chippewa Falls Wisconsin
Was the town that he was born in.
Of his life i now an singing,
Where Big Eddy Springs are springing.
Seymour went to Irvine Park
and kissed his sweetheart in the dark
and heard the water moving slow
in the Chippewa River far below.

When they drove out by the lake
They did a luscious picnic take
To Ray's resort, Wissota Beach,
The sun descended like a peach.

[chorus] ...

He built his boats and tore 'em down
Tunneled underneath the town
Left to build his greatest things
Cray-3 in Colorado Springs.

Steve Jobs bought a Cray
to help his own design one day
Seymour chuckled, what a whee ...
Apple simulates Cray-3


Driving his jeep Cherokee
Down Boulevard Academy ...
Whistling, singing, Cray's alive
Merging in I-25
His thoughts balloon above the trees
Wooden glider factories,
The first computers and the last
That drunk behind him's going too fast!

Jeep Cherokee, Chevy camaro, Pontiac Grand Prix
What do they mean to you and me?
A three-car smash-up's
In the cards, people run out in their yards
Open mouthed they shake their heads,
Out on the highway someone's dead ...
But Seymour lived for thirteen days
And then the end was Seymour Cray's.

[chorus] ...

God bless you and thank you, Seymour Cray
For making the Super Computer ...
For showing us our place in outer space
Thank you for the elegance in your bits and bytes
For making Bill Gates think twice ...
And for putting a mouse in almost every house ...

[chorus] ...

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:53 am

I just noticed the thread named "A mouse in my house." Laughing

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Post  tatiana on Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:22 pm

Doc Watson wrote:
tatiana wrote:i don't have any Apple products myself but he did a good thing for the world.

RIP dude.
You most likely have products that are spin offs or developments of apple p[roducts.

not that i am aware of.


all 3 of my sons have iProducts,
but as far as i know.....i don't have any.

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Post  Doc Watson on Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:42 pm

tatiana wrote:
Doc Watson wrote:
tatiana wrote:i don't have any Apple products myself but he did a good thing for the world.

RIP dude.
You most likely have products that are spin offs or developments of apple p[roducts.

not that i am aware of.


all 3 of my sons have iProducts,
but as far as i know.....i don't have any.
Many developments in computers , mobile phone and mp3 devices which are now commonplace in all of them were initially developed or introduced by Apple,

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Post  Guest on Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:10 pm

rest in ipeace...

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Post  eddie on Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:33 pm

Steve Jobs biography to be released on 24 October

Book publisher brings forward official biography of Apple co-founder, who told author: 'I want my kids to know me'

Warren Murray and agencies
guardian.co.uk, Friday 7 October 2011 06.17 BST


Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson will be released on 24 October. Photograph: Reuters/Simon & Schuster

The official Steve Jobs biography will be released on 24 October after being rushed forward because of the Apple co-founder's death.

The authorised biography Steve Jobs is written by Walter Isaacson, the former managing editor of Time magazine. Customer pre-purchases have already made it the number one bestseller at Amazon. Publishing house Simon & Schuster had originally planned to release it on 21 November.

Isaacson has told how Jobs, in pain and too weak to climb stairs a few weeks before his death, wanted his children to understand why he wasn't always there for them. "I wanted my kids to know me," Isaacson quoted Jobs as saying in their final interview at Jobs' home in Palo Alto, California. "I wasn't always there for them and I wanted them to know why and to understand what I did."

Isaacson said he visited Jobs for the last time a few weeks ago and found him curled up in some pain in a downstairs bedroom. Jobs had moved there because he was too weak to go up and down stairs "but his mind was still sharp and his humour vibrant", Isaacson writes in an essay that will be published in Time magazine's 17 October edition.

Jobs died on Wednesday at the age of 56 after suffering a rare form of pancreatic cancer.

Simon & Schuster's synopsis says the book is based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years – as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues. "Although Jobs co-operated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against.

"Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple's hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership and values."

Another publisher, Bluewater Productions, has said it is rushing out a special edition e-book of its forthcoming comic book on Jobs.

The 32-page comic titled Steve Jobs: Founder of Apple is initially being sold on the NOOK and Kindle readers. The print edition is due for release at the end of October, with a portion of the profits from both issues going to the American Cancer Society.

© 2011 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved.


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Post  Doc Watson on Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:43 am

tatiana wrote:
Doc Watson wrote:
tatiana wrote:i don't have any Apple products myself but he did a good thing for the world.

RIP dude.
You most likely have products that are spin offs or developments of apple p[roducts.

not that i am aware of.


all 3 of my sons have iProducts,
but as far as i know.....i don't have any.
If you use a mouse that is an apple development he pioneered which is now used by almost all computer usrer. If you saw any of the Pixar movies after he acquired the company movies like Toy Story were his brainchild.

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Post  pinhedz on Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:26 am

The story goes that when the doctors gave Jobs a wrist device to monitor his vitals, he said "This device is way to bulky and complicated for what it does--I want to see 5 alternative prototypes by tomorrow morning!" bounce

That's how you hit home runs--swing at everything and you'll connect with the ball more often.

But that also means "Increase your success rate by increasing your failure rate" because most swings are misses--the hit are  spectacular, tho.

So, Job probably reacted in his usual way when the doctors said they needed to cut him open and remove some pieces--he said "I want to see 5 alternative prototypes by tomorrow morning."

He should have known he wouldn't get 5 swings this time--just one. Neutral

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