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I am sure in 20-30 years there will be cure for cancer and in 50-60 we r gonna start using implants and become half cyborgs..
I'm almost glad I'll miss that time.

Almost.

Hydraulic-punchy-arms might be too tempting to pass up.
post #612 of 634
Short-term I think Apple will still bring innovative products. Companies don't just think of products in the here and now. They plan 3-5 years ahead, and I'm sure Steve left Apple with enough product ideas to use.

Whether they can use it how Steve visioned it remains to be seen.

Still, this is sad news. I'm not an apple guy ( Infact I hate Apple the company ), but I admit Steve is a brilliant innovator and a marketing genius.
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Steve Jobs, a genius who motivated more than one industry, and more than once.
Somehow this.
Never been an Apple fanboy or even fan.
But He and Wozni changed the world. If they wouldn`t have done their work we would be without a PC.

So no matter if you like Apple or not, everyone with a PC should respect his work. I do, no doubt!

R.I.P Steve.
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Guys, please be respectful about this. I shouldn't have to clean this thread
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post #615 of 634

much respect for the guy... hopefully what he did for the company..basically saving it from destruction will be enough to prevent the past from reoccurring. He made a funny comment about it in the video below. Even though I am not a big fan of apples practices and there ridiculous advertising dept. I still have respect for the guy.

 
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post #616 of 634
After reading all the articles around the web, the stuff written by people in the industry and people close to him, it's clear he was very highly regarded. That's a huge honour coming from basically the best of the best.

I'm not sure why there remains such an anti-apple (and anti-Steve) sentiment on these forums. I don't own an Apple computer, and don't really plan on owning one - but I have owned Apple products and you could tell they just have a little "extra" put into them. I also see many people around me who enjoy using their Apple products - I think it would be ridiculous to disregard all of the opinions of the people around me and come to the conclusion that Apple is a bad company because their products aren't for me. I'm happy they make stylish, easy to use products - it makes it easy for me to buy presents for my friends and family who aren't as tech savvy and are more fashionable.

To many, I think his vision was misunderstood but to others it had a profound effect. He will be missed.
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My condolences to his family, friends and co-workers.
 
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Damn... What a person to lose. so young too.
 
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In the rush to deify Steve Jobs, his flaws have been glossed over. A fitting tribute to the man would be an appreciation of his tortured genius and his ruthless ambition.

So let's all take off our selective memory goggles and not forget how cutthroat Jobs was. It's difficult to overstate his professional influence, but he left in his wake all of the people he screwed over to get where he did.

Jobs was a raging egomaniac who cheated his partner Wozniak, cut Apple's corporate philanthropy programs, and knowingly lied about being sterile to avoid raising his daughter.

He was an undeniably charismatic self-made man, but he fought dirty to get to the top.
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In the rush to deify Steve Jobs, his flaws have been glossed over. A fitting tribute to the man would be an appreciation of his tortured genius and his ruthless ambition.

So let's all take off our selective memory goggles and not forget how cutthroat Jobs was. It's difficult to overstate his professional influence, but he left in his wake all of the people he screwed over to get where he did.

Jobs was a raging egomaniac who cheated his partner Wozniak, cut Apple's corporate philanthropy programs, and knowingly lied about being sterile to avoid raising his daughter.

He was an undeniably charismatic self-made man, but he fought dirty to get to the top.
I never said man was a saint...he had many flaws as well as mr. Gates over at microsoft... both where cutthroats(hence the pirates of silicon valley title) and would shake each others hand while hiding the daggers behind their backs... but both of these cutthroats have shaped the tech industry as well as the world... Jobs ambition has left a trail of bodies behind him while shaping the world around him at the same time....

I would have never been personal friends with Jobs... I don't like being backstabbed... but I do credit what what he has done, I just know he did it more to feed his own ego, but that has had a unexpected side effect of bringing some positive change... I see the flawed human being beyond the creative genuis he was...

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