Originally Posted by Soggy_Popcorn
While I'm not gonna crack jokes, because I somewhat respect the guy....
OCN mods are ok with "too soon" Amy Winehouse and Michael Jackson, etc. jokes, but not Steve Jobs. What a surprise.
They died from drug overdose.. And were pop icons. While I disagree with any joking about these people I think they are in two hugely different categories.
I'm happy to see that most people understand what he did. My first computer experience was with the Apple IIe in the early nineties. It had games! A karate one!! And we always had macs in school until Dell came along in the early 2000s.
I remember having an mp3 CD player from Rio in highschool, and how psyched I was to have 170 songs. A year later when it broke I got an iPod and now had 7,000 songs.
I had a palm pilot and loved it. When it died it didn't get replaced immediately. It eventually I got an iPod touch (couple years later) and was blown away by it. It seriously NEVER left my side.
For the last few months I've had the iPad because my 2g touch was getting long in the tooth. I use my iPad everywhere in my house and love it. Now that I've built a PC I do see the appeal. But for everyday stuff the iPad is still my favorite.
Apple brought us the PC. It brought us huge innovations and made being a geek cool! The news sucks. I still don't want to believe it.