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goodbye old archnemesis

bahamut's Avatar Picture bahamut – August 24, 2011 02:09PM Reply Quote
Well… 

Roger – October 05, 2011 04:28PM Reply Quote
Wonder when the tech world will see a tastemaker of his ilk again. It may be a decade or two in the offing.

Dr Phred (Moderator) – October 05, 2011 04:33PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
Good bye Steve. We will miss you.

bahamut – October 05, 2011 04:45PM Reply Quote
We've been here since what, 1996? Amazing to think of everything we couldn't have imagined at the time...

ARL (Moderator) – October 05, 2011 04:59PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
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Roger
Wonder when the tech world will see a tastemaker of his ilk again. It may be a decade or two in the offing.

Well, there was this Da Vinci fellow about 450-odd years ago...

Roger – October 05, 2011 05:07PM Reply Quote
Da Vinci? I think the best analogies are Bell, Edison, the inventor-CEOs of the electric age -- or maybe Selznick or Goldwyn, the men who made the movie studios.

bahamut – October 05, 2011 05:40PM Reply Quote

bahamut – October 05, 2011 05:41PM Reply Quote
{shouldn't that be on the main page of macedition.com?… at least for a couple of days?}

John Willoughby – October 05, 2011 05:59PM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
I was thinking Henry Ford and Edison.

Cloudscout – October 05, 2011 07:24PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Franklin, Whitney, Edison, Ford, Bell... he'll have good company in the history books.

tomierna (Admin) – October 05, 2011 08:48PM Reply Quote
Hideously Unnatural
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bahamut
{shouldn't that be on the main page of macedition.com?… at least for a couple of days?}

Done.

ARL (Moderator) – October 05, 2011 11:38PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
I don't think Jobs should be compared with the "you can have any colour you like as long as it's black" assembly line ethos of Henry Ford (unless you want to be deeply cynical about foxconn etc)

He was an artist as much as an inventor. Hence why I say Da Vinci.

El Jeffe – October 06, 2011 01:18AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Today is the first day of the next age.

El Jeffe – October 06, 2011 02:54AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LEXae1j6EY

1997 Steve returns to WWDC (with strikingly odd black patches on jeans)
14 minutes in - he already 'gets' the next 14 years(PLUS) of products and services
1:06 - Steve's new role back at Apple

El Jeffe – October 06, 2011 03:03AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I never knew about this one. Jobs narrates The Crazy Ones.

(lump in throat)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rwsuXHA7RA

ghidorah – October 06, 2011 04:34AM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
Truly insanely great. RIP Mr. Jobs.



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johnny k – October 06, 2011 05:16AM Reply Quote
The Edison/Ford comparison comes from embodying American innovation and driving the public status quo. I think he drove the product development much deeper. Agreed that his greatness came from art as much as invention, but not quite as deep into everything as the sole inventor Da Vinci - but while Da Vinci got a lot of IP, he never had the same kind of impact on the public. Whatever - Steve's singular. We have to pick up the slack.

Steven Levy has a good obituary.
http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/10/jobs/all/1

Panic's homepage is nice. Love that picture even more.

Lump in throat.

Jeff Cooper – October 06, 2011 06:31AM Reply Quote
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El Jeffe
I never knew about this one. Jobs narrates The Crazy Ones.

(lump in throat)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rwsuXHA7RA

Lump in throat, indeed.

"Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."

He certainly did.

El Jeffe – October 06, 2011 06:40AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I've been a bit dismayed by the number of articles around the web on Steve's death that have commenting turned off.
Are we really so bad a society that we can't comment decently?

Cloudscout – October 06, 2011 06:42AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
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El Jeffe
I've been a bit dismayed by the number of articles around the web on Steve's death that have commenting turned off.
Are we really so bad a society that we can't comment decently?

Sadly, yes.

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John Willoughby – October 06, 2011 07:06AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
http://xkcd.com/961/

"There's always the hope that if you sit and watch for long enough, the beachball will vanish and the thing it interrupted will return."



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