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Re: RIP Steve Jobs

Postby Tavish » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:43 am

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Re: RIP Steve Jobs

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:17 pm

would've been cool if he actually died from eating a cyanide laced apple... like the one apple logo is based on.
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Re: RIP Steve Jobs

Postby jfg » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:23 pm

I think the most amazing thing is that at a time where everybody hates big corps and CEOs, his death is universally mourned. A guy who wasn't liked very much by his peers and led a very private life turned out to be one of the biggest celebrities of his era.
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Re: RIP Steve Jobs

Postby Tavish » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:53 pm

jfg wrote:I think the most amazing thing is that at a time where everybody hates big corps and CEOs, his death is universally mourned. A guy who wasn't liked very much by his peers and led a very private life turned out to be one of the biggest celebrities of his era.

There are still plenty of people who don't like him or what he came to represent due to the what Apple is pushing OSes and the internet towards. Even from his most diehard critics there has to be some level of respect simply because he was one of the cogs that got the ball rolling.
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Re: RIP Steve Jobs

Postby Mookie4ever » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:56 pm

Funny that a guy who gave absolutely nothing to charity is so beloved.
Even the articles about his lack of philanthropy and the company's lack of community involvement all speculate that he donates anonymously.
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Re: RIP Steve Jobs

Postby The Artful Dodger » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:09 pm

jfg wrote:I think the most amazing thing is that at a time where everybody hates big corps and CEOs, his death is universally mourned. A guy who wasn't liked very much by his peers and led a very private life turned out to be one of the biggest celebrities of his era.


I don't think Jobs was that disliked among peers, definitely not within Silicon Valley. I'd say it has more to do with his bold temperament and his control freak tendencies which convey that perception.

I'd say Jobs is most admired because he was a classical entrepreneur. There's this romantic image of entrepreneurs toiling night and day building the next big thing in their garages over every detail, overcoming all the odds by a combination of determination, grit, and skill to be successful... when many don't really suit that archetype. Jobs was that guy. He was adopted, a college dropout, got booted from the company he co-founded, and battled what's usually an immediate death sentence in pancreatic cancer. He was sort of a common man with an uncommon will and set of abilities to get past the many obstacles in front of him.

The hyperbole is a bit much when describing Jobs, or putting him on a demigod pedestal as some have. That said, he is one of the great all-time entrepreneurs and CEO's, made greater by the way he achieved it by an independent spirit willing to learn and seemingly never afraid to fail.
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Re: RIP Steve Jobs

Postby Neato Torpedo » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:10 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:would've been cool if he actually died from eating a cyanide laced apple... like the one apple logo is based on.

Hey hey hey....too Zune.
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Re: RIP Steve Jobs

Postby WaCougMBS » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:40 pm

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Re: RIP Steve Jobs

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:59 pm

maybe ipad/iphone will have flash support now? :-B
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Re: RIP Steve Jobs

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:05 pm

The Artful Dodger wrote:There's this romantic image of entrepreneurs toiling night and day building the next big thing in their garages over every detail, overcoming all the odds by a combination of determination, grit, and skill to be successful...


i think the guy in the garage doing all the work was woz and not jobs.
jobs was a classic narcissist and manipulated people very well. that's what he did with steve wozniak.
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