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Discussion in 'Travel Technology' started by thrashsoundly, Oct 5, 2011.
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Steve Jobs died today. See apple.com.
RIP Steve. Travel technology wouldn't be the same without you.
Wow! Rest in Peace.
So Sad. I had no idea till I read it on MP.
May he rest in peace. Condolences to the family.
Sad... he was a great mind and only 56. Prayers to the family.
Below is the link to a great article on his commencement speech at Stanford (given in 2005)
The world is a better place for his life; no one will ever look at technology the same way again after he introduced the world to the possibility of elegance and functionaility combined. Over and over again he gave us all more evidence that the limitations of market research are limtations of imagination.
We will all miss him greatly, even those who never admired him will miss his contributions.
Since learning about him while I was at Stanford Research Institute in the early 1980's I have admired him, not least becuase he knew what to do with a GUI when the people at SRI who invented it really did not. Many of us also often disliked him, sometimes for the very attributes that made him a great man. Now that he is gone I feel a great void.
One of the few people I've never met where I will actually feel a loss at his passing.
Mrs jb just called me (she is at home in Rio) to remind me that we still have an Apple IIe and a Newton. those two were iconic. Jobs of course created the IIe, but the Newton was done wthout him, and failed in a way he wold not have done. I am glad I still have them, just to remind me how far we have come since 1983.
Pancreatic cancer is the most damnable of them all. My dad died of it in 1970. My doctor once told me: "The good news is, pancreatic isn't strongly hereditary, so there's little chance you'll get it. The bad news is, if you do, you have about the same chances your Dad did in 1970."
Steve Jobs fought one hell of a fight.
Steve Jobs' talent seems to have been to look at things everyone else could see and see something completely different in them. Not so much thinking outside the box as not even realizing there was a box.
That's really true. I saw it on the tv at dinner and was actually sadden by it. He really did revolutionize the way that we all communicate, especially while on the road.
Steve, thanks for helping me keep in touch with my family even when we are far away.
Very sad news indeed.
All I can say is Thank You Steve Jobs.
Too young :-(
Nice to see that Microsoft issued a press release http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2011/oct11/10-05statement.mspx and Google put a
Steve Jobs, 1955 - 2011
on their homepage.
R.I.P! A sad day indeed!
I have heard and read about Steve Jobs for years and years, but have never owned anything from Apple. Yes, he has changed our views on technology and yes, the world may have seen a lot of innovation through Mr. Jobs, his company and people who are inspired by him and his personality to start their own technological revolution. But let's not forget that Apple is expensive against other products who are of the same quality and often judged better by many. Plus we shall not forget the scandal of the suicide workers in factories which produced and still produce in the name of Apple components which go into their products even today. And we shall not forget in the end, as we all see and learn each day, health is the most important component in life, without it we're are nothing, not even Mr. Jobs.
That is indeed my "lesson" learned again today.
The most important lesson in life! The foundation we need for all other foundations to blossom!
RIP Mr. Jobs
“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.”
Steve Jobs - The Wall Street Journal, May 25, 1993
Mr. Jobs the world is a better place for your life. You have helped shaped our view of technology and what is possible for more then three decades. You have inspired your company to produce products that are used by millions. I think that classifies as something wonderful.
A sad day. Truly one of the few men in our generation that have changed the industry and the world so much. Apple wouldn't be anywhere without this man...
RIP Mr. Jobs
iSad. iCry. iMourn.
A true visionary and without his visions we would not be where we are today.
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From CBS News:
If there were an epitaph that perfectly describes Steve Jobs' life on earth, it is one that he helped craft himself for the iconic "Think Different" Apple advertising campaign.
"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."
Rest in peace Steve Jobs.
Your creations changed the way I looked at the world.
R. I. P. Steve Jobs and thank you for being a visionary before being a visionary was cool. You showed me the light in 1989 and I have never looked back
marketing does wonders. that's all i'll say about apple.