Steve Jobs, founder of Apple

grandmsOctober 5, 2011

Just saw an item on Facebook from our local newspaper that Apple announced today that Steve Jobs has died. He was 58.

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Such a clever man dying so young. He has certainly left his mark though. RIP.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2011 at 8:51PM
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Actually, he was only 56. I had a senior moment when typing. Although I personally never used Apple products, one has to admire someone with so much vision and drive.

Apple just recently passed Exxon/Mobile as the most highly valued company.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2011 at 10:12PM
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I'm somewhat at a loss for words but Steve's contributions to the world of technology and the lives of tens, if not, hundreds of millions of people is staggering. He and Apple took technology and made it accessible.

We've lost one of the greats...

    Bookmark   October 6, 2011 at 8:26AM
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If atheists had "saints", he would be a candidate. Authentic genius -- with the grace to step aside when he ran out of gas.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2011 at 10:05AM
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Google added a small, one-line tribute to Steve Jobs to arguably its most valuable asset -- its home page.

It read, "Steve Jobs, 1955 - 2011."

The unadorned text honoring the Apple co-founder and former CEO who died Wednesday is an interesting move because Apple and Google are major rivals and occasionally business partners.

"At one time, Google and Apple were close allies, with Google's former CEO, Eric Schmidt, sitting on Apple's board of directors.

Google's Android mobile operating system is the most widely used in the world, and Apple's iPhone and iPad are the most popular smartphones and tablets sold.

Touchscreen smartphones weren't widely used before the iPhone, a device that literally changed the way phones and mobile applications are viewed and used. Some believe Android wouldn't exist without the release of that influential product.

Google's influence isn't removed from the iPhone either. Tap on the maps app and up pops Google Maps. The default search engine in the iPhone and on iPad's Safari Web browser? Google."

And maybe that's the point. There are only so many major players in the tech industry and just as there is one Google and one Apple, there is one Steve Jobs. And Google can't help but recognize that.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2011 at 10:18AM
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Steve Jobs was one of those people who makes me feel good about this country and optimistic about our future. You can still come from nowhere or anywhere and if you have the brains, the creativity, the work ethic, you can change the world. I think he'll be remembered with Thomas Edison and Henry Ford as one of the great innovators.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2011 at 10:33AM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

no doubt one of the true greats and leaders in technology he will be remembered for his accomplishments. Now this is a man that should be given a major award, he really did something to deserve one.
My sympathy to his family and friends, I know that loss has to hurt deeply.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2011 at 2:05PM
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He was one of the greats! He will be missed. May he rest in peace.

My blessings to his family.

Here is a link that might be useful: Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

    Bookmark   October 7, 2011 at 1:21AM
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