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(Yahoo)   Steve Jobs died one year ago. Siriously   (finance.yahoo.com) divider line 94
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2012-10-05 11:08:38 AM

WhippingBoy: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x855] 
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Even in death he gets no respect...


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RIP Timothy Treadwell
 
2012-10-05 11:12:48 AM
Maybe his ghost can do something about the iPhone 5 demand. Ordered mine 2 weeks ago and Verizon still tells me it won't be in until October 19.
 
2012-10-05 11:14:26 AM
Couldn't have happened to a a bigger douche. Cheers to the Edison of our times!
 
2012-10-05 11:14:36 AM
I know he's dead and don't call me Siriously.
 
2012-10-05 11:15:46 AM

TappingTheVein: And if his autobiography is accurate he died because he was a stubborn idiot who though having a life saving surgery is a bad idea and it's better to eat lots of fruit.


In other words his reality distortion field didn't actually work on reality.
 
2012-10-05 11:21:04 AM

KFBR392: Because he revolutionized the technology industry...............by taking existing products and making them prettier and easier for the average person to use.


That's going to become the bogus myth about Steve Jobs, like the tripe that "Bill Gates was just a really good businessman."

Apple computer didn't just make take existing products and make them prettier. They invented some of the first personal computers (back when we called them "home computers,") and one of the first PCs with a WIMP GUI as the primary means of using it.

Nor was Steve Jobs just the guy who said "give it round corners." Like Bill Gates, he was a computer engineer and computer programmer. Both turned out to be very successful because they understood what they were building and selling at a minute level---Bill Gates could call you into his office and chew you out because your code sucked.
 
2012-10-05 11:21:16 AM

dbax1985: Maybe his ghost can do something about the iPhone 5 demand. Ordered mine 2 weeks ago and Verizon still tells me it won't be in until October 19.


Ha, I've been through 2 this week. One of the little screws on the bottom of my first one backed out.
 
2012-10-05 11:22:22 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: A bunch of Apple fans were going to get together for a memorial. A site was chosen, they all set out with iPhones in hand for directions, and you know the rest.

Maybe next year.


Thread over. Pack up, everybody.
 
2012-10-05 11:26:48 AM

Xcott: That's going to become the bogus myth about Steve Jobs, like the tripe that "Bill Gates was just a really good businessman."

Apple computer didn't just make take existing products and make them prettier. They invented some of the first personal computers (back when we called them "home computers,") and one of the first PCs with a WIMP GUI as the primary means of using it.


Wow, somebody finished ALL their Kool-Aid!

Steve Jobs and Apple invented neither the personal computer, nor the WIMP GUI. They were among the early manufacturers of personal computers, and they were among the first to use a WIMP GUI, but crediting them with "inventing" either is complete and utter rubbish. Talk about bogus myths, you fanboys really believe this drivel, don't you?
 
2012-10-05 11:26:54 AM
Maybe they should dig him up every year and repackage him in a slightly better coffin.
 
2012-10-05 11:28:40 AM
It seems to me he lived his life like a candle in the wind...
 
2012-10-05 11:29:57 AM
Stick to a strict vegan diet your whole life, die of pancreatic cancer before age 60 anyway.

I'll stick with meat, thanks.

Oh, and the fact that it's the one-year anniversary makes it a great opportunity to razz the local Apple fanboy. I can't wait until he comes in.
 
2012-10-05 11:33:31 AM
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A memorial outside of an Apple store

Taken with an iPhone 5
 
2012-10-05 11:39:42 AM

gweilo8888: Xcott: That's going to become the bogus myth about Steve Jobs, like the tripe that "Bill Gates was just a really good businessman."

Apple computer didn't just make take existing products and make them prettier. They invented some of the first personal computers (back when we called them "home computers,") and one of the first PCs with a WIMP GUI as the primary means of using it.

Wow, somebody finished ALL their Kool-Aid!

Steve Jobs and Apple invented neither the personal computer, nor the WIMP GUI. They were among the early manufacturers of personal computers, and they were among the first to use a WIMP GUI, but crediting them with "inventing" either is complete and utter rubbish. Talk about bogus myths, you fanboys really believe this drivel, don't you?


Geeze, calm down. Apple did invent "some of the first personal computers" (not "the first"), and "one of the first PCs with a WIMP GUI".
 
2012-10-05 11:42:14 AM
I tried to use Apple Maps to visit his grave site but I ended up in a McDonalds parking lot in a suburb of Cleveland. Does anyone have an Android phone I could borrow?
 
2012-10-05 11:42:58 AM
So his company made BILLIONS of dollars in PROFIT each and every quarter, yet not once did Obama mention Steve Jobs as someone who has "made enough money".

The job conditions were so bad at his factories in China, that workers were committing suicide, yet he was praised, deified even, by his cultish fanboys and girls.

He easy could have chose to manufacture the product in the USA and perhaps made only 1 BILLION in PROFIT per quarter and paid some American workers who aren't coders decent wages, but didn't.

His treatment of his US employees, wasn't much better. The rumor was that it wasn't a good career move to ride the elevator with him.

Not a businessman to emulate and not much of a human being to emulate, unless you only really want to be remembered as a super douche to the people who knew you.
 
2012-10-05 11:46:35 AM

Flash_NYC: So his company made BILLIONS of dollars in PROFIT each and every quarter, yet not once did Obama mention Steve Jobs as someone who has "made enough money".

The job conditions were so bad at his factories in China, that workers were committing suicide, yet he was praised, deified even, by his cultish fanboys and girls.

He easy could have chose to manufacture the product in the USA and perhaps made only 1 BILLION in PROFIT per quarter and paid some American workers who aren't coders decent wages, but didn't.

His treatment of his US employees, wasn't much better. The rumor was that it wasn't a good career move to ride the elevator with him.

Not a businessman to emulate and not much of a human being to emulate, unless you only really want to be remembered as a super douche to the people who knew you.


Foxconn is not owned by Apple.
But the rest of your posting rings true.
 
2012-10-05 11:47:42 AM
Here's a recent photo of Mr Jobs.

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2012-10-05 11:59:46 AM
www.mcclearyconsulting.net
 
2012-10-05 12:08:51 PM

Xcott: Like Bill Gates, he was a computer engineer and computer programmer.


You don't have the slightest clue about the guy do you?

"According to Apple cofounder, Steve Wozniak, "Steve didn't ever code. He wasn't an engineer and he didn't do any original design..." Daniel Kottke, one of Apple's earliest employees and a college friend of Jobs', stated that "Between Woz and Jobs, Woz was the innovator, the inventor. Steve Jobs was the marketing person."
 
2012-10-05 12:09:31 PM
meh. fark him. if only he'd kicked sooner.
 
2012-10-05 12:24:29 PM

Flash_NYC: The job conditions were so bad at his factories in China, that workers were committing suicide, yet he was praised, deified even, by his cultish fanboys and girls.


Foxconn is not "his" factory. They are a Chinese factory that assembles a lot of equipment for a lot of companies. Apple is just the highest profile one. If you want to complain, at least point yer biatchin' in the right direction.

He easy could have chose to manufacture the product in the USA and perhaps made only 1 BILLION in PROFIT per quarter and paid some American workers who aren't coders decent wages, but didn't.

So you're willing to pay a shiatton more for every single thing you own that came out of Chinese factories? Good luck with that.

His treatment of his US employees, wasn't much better. The rumor was that it wasn't a good career move to ride the elevator with him.

Granted, he was an asshole. Most big CEOs are, 'cos you don't make it to the top in the corporate world by making nice. Does it excuse the behaviour? No, but that's just how it's done. Not to the letter, but you get the general idea.

I'm not a huge Apple fan by any means. I love the iPhone, did have an iPad at once point, and own one 5-year-old Macbook that doesn't get much use. But I have to admire the guy for what he was able to accomplish with a nearly-dead Apple in the span of 14 years. Love him or hate him, he put his money where his mouth was and got shiat done.
 
2012-10-05 12:39:26 PM
no way it has been a year - holy s!
 
2012-10-05 12:47:01 PM

Je5tEr: Xcott: Like Bill Gates, he was a computer engineer and computer programmer.

You don't have the slightest clue about the guy do you?

"According to Apple cofounder, Steve Wozniak, "Steve didn't ever code. He wasn't an engineer and he didn't do any original design..." Daniel Kottke, one of Apple's earliest employees and a college friend of Jobs', stated that "Between Woz and Jobs, Woz was the innovator, the inventor. Steve Jobs was the marketing person."


Liars! False prophets!
 
2012-10-05 12:59:08 PM

gweilo8888: Xcott: That's going to become the bogus myth about Steve Jobs, like the tripe that "Bill Gates was just a really good businessman."

Apple computer didn't just make take existing products and make them prettier. They invented some of the first personal computers (back when we called them "home computers,") and one of the first PCs with a WIMP GUI as the primary means of using it.

Wow, somebody finished ALL their Kool-Aid!

Steve Jobs and Apple invented neither the personal computer, nor the WIMP GUI. They were among the early manufacturers of personal computers, and they were among the first to use a WIMP GUI, but crediting them with "inventing" either is complete and utter rubbish. Talk about bogus myths, you fanboys really believe this drivel, don't you?


It would have saved you a lot of energy if you just responded, "I can't or didn't read."

The Apple I was one of the first personal computers, and Apple invented it. The Mac was one of the first PCs with a WIMP GUI, and they invented it. Which of these statements is rubbish?

Also, can you name a personal computer predating the Mac---not a workstation, not a lab experiment---that had a WIMP GUI as the primary means of using it? You have the Amiga that was not shipping, but demoed at CES in 1984. What else?
 
2012-10-05 01:21:40 PM

Je5tEr: Xcott: Like Bill Gates, he was a computer engineer and computer programmer.

You don't have the slightest clue about the guy do you?

"According to Apple cofounder, Steve Wozniak, "Steve didn't ever code. He wasn't an engineer and he didn't do any original design..."


Not that I don't trust you, but let's just look up what that "..." was:

"He wasn't an engineer and he didn't do any original design, but he was technical enough to alter and change and add to other designs. I did all of the BASIC myself (it's in handwriting as I couldn't afford an assembler). The only person who helped write some of the Apple ][ code was Allen Baum, who helped with the 'monitor' program." [here is a thing called a citation.]

So no, Wozniak (the source of your quote) wasn't calling Steve Jobs an illiterate marketeer, he just said that Steve didn't contribute code or originate designs to the Apple ]['s hardware and system software (BASIC.) He did not say that Jobs couldn't read or write code.
 
2012-10-05 01:23:34 PM

Xcott: Je5tEr: Xcott: Like Bill Gates, he was a computer engineer and computer programmer.

You don't have the slightest clue about the guy do you?

"According to Apple cofounder, Steve Wozniak, "Steve didn't ever code. He wasn't an engineer and he didn't do any original design..."

Not that I don't trust you, but let's just look up what that "..." was:

"He wasn't an engineer and he didn't do any original design, but he was technical enough to alter and change and add to other designs. I did all of the BASIC myself (it's in handwriting as I couldn't afford an assembler). The only person who helped write some of the Apple ][ code was Allen Baum, who helped with the 'monitor' program." [here is a thing called a citation.]

So no, Wozniak (the source of your quote) wasn't calling Steve Jobs an illiterate marketeer, he just said that Steve didn't contribute code or originate designs to the Apple ]['s hardware and system software (BASIC.) He did not say that Jobs couldn't read or write code.


So Woz did all the coding and Jobs added the rounded corners. Big whoop.
 
2012-10-05 01:59:56 PM

Xcott: Also, can you name a personal computer predating the Mac---not a workstation, not a lab experiment---that had a WIMP GUI as the primary means of using it?


The Lisa? (Though the price put it closer to the workstation category.)
 
2012-10-05 02:30:37 PM

Ambitwistor: Xcott: Also, can you name a personal computer predating the Mac---not a workstation, not a lab experiment---that had a WIMP GUI as the primary means of using it?

The Lisa? (Though the price put it closer to the workstation category.)


The Lisa was also made by Apple, though. It doesn't exactly show Apple being scooped by some other company.

In truth, the Amiga was in the works in roughly the same time frame, so we can't really say the Mac was "first" just based on ship dates. Clearly, however, neither the Mac nor the Amiga was a "prettied up" version of the other, existing product. These were both bleeding edge products that completely changed the personal computing landscape.

In recent decades, with the iPod, iPhone, iPad, iMac etc, you can see Apple as a company that takes existing products and makes them prettier and easy to use. But people can only hold this view if they completely ignore the 1970s and 1980s, or get their understanding of the 1980s from Wikipedia articles.
 
2012-10-05 02:32:15 PM
I bought a car the day Steve Jobs died. To celebrate.
 
2012-10-05 02:34:09 PM
 
2012-10-05 02:35:56 PM

BarkingUnicorn: cman: PC LOAD LETTER: Who gives a crap? Are we going to have a National Day of Mourning or something? Do we get the day off? A lot of famous people died a year ago any day. Jobs does not get some special honor because he gave us the iPhone.

/has iPhone
//is grumpy

If Apple didn't suck as bad as it does now you would have a point. It's been downhill since that day.

Apple stock is up 79% since Jobs died.


I hope you're being deliberately obtuse.
 
2012-10-05 02:55:02 PM
dig him up so appel fiends can have a proper day of el muerto festivity. walk his body around the town, drink shots of tequila, do what it is you people do.
 
2012-10-05 03:05:07 PM

StRalphTheLiar: My wife took this:

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Seriously?


Wow. Why would she take that car? It's hideous!
 
2012-10-05 03:08:21 PM
tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com

Died around the same time.

More or less invented the modern operating system and computer programming languages.

You heard nothing about him.
 
2012-10-05 03:12:14 PM

neilbradley: I bought a car the day Steve Jobs died. To celebrate.


Did you drive it until you would have had to register it, then sell it and buy a new one?
 
2012-10-05 03:13:19 PM
He gets more press now than when he was alive.
 
2012-10-05 04:01:32 PM

tgambitg: neilbradley: I bought a car the day Steve Jobs died. To celebrate.

Did you drive it until you would have had to register it, then sell it and buy a new one?


No, but I'm half way there. I didn't put a front license plate on it.
 
2012-10-05 05:15:35 PM

Marine1: [tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com image 355x342]

Died around the same time.

More or less invented the modern operating system and computer programming languages.

You heard nothing about him.


After Steve Jobs left Apple and started NeXT, his new product used a microkernel, a Unix operating system, and an programming/GUI API written in Objective C, which is really just C with a super-thin messaging layer.

This later became OSX when Apple bought NeXT---this is why all the classes in Cocoa are named NSthis and NSthat.

In essence, then, Dennis Ritchie invented most of the raw material that Steve Jobs used to build his second empire. But then, that's true for pretty much every software project developed after Dennis Ritchie.
 
2012-10-05 05:33:48 PM

Xcott: After Steve Jobs left Apple and started NeXT, his new product used a microkernel, a Unix operating system, and an programming/GUI API written in Objective C, which is really just C with a super-thin messaging layer. In essence, then, Dennis Ritchie invented most of the raw material that Steve Jobs used to build his second empire.


Of course, Objective-C also owes a huge debt to Smalltalk, which was not coincidentally also the origins of the WIMP GUI (both were refined in the Xerox Alto).
 
2012-10-05 07:22:31 PM

Xcott: Ambitwistor: Xcott: Also, can you name a personal computer predating the Mac---not a workstation, not a lab experiment---that had a WIMP GUI as the primary means of using it?

The Lisa? (Though the price put it closer to the workstation category.)

The Lisa was also made by Apple, though. It doesn't exactly show Apple being scooped by some other company.

In truth, the Amiga was in the works in roughly the same time frame, so we can't really say the Mac was "first" just based on ship dates. Clearly, however, neither the Mac nor the Amiga was a "prettied up" version of the other, existing product. These were both bleeding edge products that completely changed the personal computing landscape.

In recent decades, with the iPod, iPhone, iPad, iMac etc, you can see Apple as a company that takes existing products and makes them prettier and easy to use. But people can only hold this view if they completely ignore the 1970s and 1980s, or get their understanding of the 1980s from Wikipedia articles.


The inventor in the computer world never gets the credit. They are usually surpassed by someone that makes it better than what it is. Whoever does it right, basically, is who gets all the glory. GUI's have been around for a long time (1968 was the first public demonstration of mouse usage on a text base OS). Apple was the first one who really did it right.
 
2012-10-05 08:17:30 PM
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2012-10-05 09:56:51 PM

cman: The inventor in the computer world never gets the credit.


That's not true. What about the inventors of the integrated circuit, Robert Noyce (Intel) and Jack Kilby (Texas Instruments)?

What about the inventors of the Pagerank algorithm, who went on to found Google?

Sure, there are plenty of cases where someone invented something important but didn't have the motivation or skill to actually go anywhere past a klunky demo, but there are also plenty of people who can both invent something, and then actually build and sell it and get it right.
 
2012-10-06 10:24:57 AM
Wow.... what a legacy.... can't even muster over a 100 comments in a memorial thread one year later.
 
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