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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post
As much as I hate Apple these days, Steve Jobs was a visionary and deserves the respect that has been given him. The guy was never a great engineer or designer but he knew what people wanted and he knew how to make his products seem cool. As an aside, just watch the movie "Pirates of Silicon Valley" and you can get a decent idea about what Jobs was all about....
You know that this movie is full of fud, right? Misleading facts, etc.
post #32 of 66
It's incredible how threads like this always turn into a Apple love/hate discussion.

On-topic, it's good to know he was doing what he loved until the last days of his life. Too bad he left so soon
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I predict the next news thread about him will be "Confirmed, Steve Jobs ate Corn Flakes for breakfast in his last day".

This is the news section guys.
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Changing the world is doing something like inventing the microchip, curing malaria or finally figuring out cold fusion. He was a great salesman, nothing more, and he didn't really change anything that wouldn't have happened naturally.
A great salesman. True. But how did he do it? Do you know that this great salesman technique is a case study? That his presentation are legendary?
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so much love for Steve Jobs yet no love for Dennis Ritchie. =(
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while i do agree that what steve jobs brought to the table in terms of marketing and sales was incredible and his ideas have been a big step in the technology world, does this actually matter?

all this is really saying is that he was a workaholic.....while i dont like Apple and how they do business, i fully respect Steve Jobs as an inovator and a marketing genius i dont see why him talking about apple products on his last day should be anything other then "hey look, he was working on it the day he died, you should buy it" propoganda..

im sorry no disrespect to Jobs, and i hope that his family will be able to over come the lose of him in their lives but the fact that people are crying at Apple stores, freaking out because they are now learning the smallest most pointless details about his life, and blow it up like he was a relative of theres is nothing more then shameless cries for attention....flowers at an apple store? crying while buying an iPod? are you kidding me?

RIP Steve Jobs, you were a great inovator but i didnt know you as a person so im not going to cry over your death or go to an Apple store and leave flowers....thank you for all you have done but this wasnt needed...

"next on the 6pm news Steve Jobs was seen buying a sweat shirt at walmart and what this means to you"
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Before the iphone what other touchscreen smartphones were there with a full internet browser?

What other touchscreen phones were there in 2007? Or even 2008? THERE WERE NONE.

When the iphone was shown, every single company had to play catchup. Every other touchscreen phone after the iphone is based on the iphone in some way. Android itself, wouldn't exist if not for the iphone.

If not for the iphone and Steve Jobs vision, we'd still be using this(the most popular phone of 2006):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treo_650 Was my phone before the iPhone was a pipedream of Steves. Touch screen, internet browser, music player, expandable storage, e-mail clients...

Obviously Palm pioneered the smartphone.

What did the iPhone do again?
    
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I don't understand why people are obsessing over this. Not to be rude guys, but the man was a CEO of Apple. He wasn't the second coming of jesus or anything. I nearly died laughing the other day after I went to the mall and walked passed the Apple store to see people bawling their eyes out and placing flowers in front of the store... Pathetic. Its not like you knew the man personally...
I wholeheartedly agree.

I don't care how famous someone is, if I don't know them personally they are just another nobody to me. If I saw what you did I guarantee I would have pointed and laughed.
    
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Changing the world is doing something like inventing the microchip, curing malaria or finally figuring out cold fusion. He was a great salesman, nothing more, and he didn't really change anything that wouldn't have happened naturally.
This. He made a few innovations here and there but that's it; saying only he could have done what he did is a huge fallacy.
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