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Steve Jobs, 56, Passed away on 5 oct 2011 after losiing battle with cancer.

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Nova Fox
Novafox Shipyards
#1 - 2011-10-05 23:49:29 UTC  |  Edited by: Nova Fox
Not kidding, Steve Jobs just lost his battle with pacreatic cancer.

Though I never liked his company or its products,

I have to give him credit, the man could sell you anything you thought you needed.

Though I hate to think that his funeral would look like a white-colored gallente burial ceremony.

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Mintrolio
Doomheim
#2 - 2011-10-05 23:51:55 UTC
CONFRIMIGN RIP

HE AND APPLE DID SO MUCH TO CHANGE THE WAY THE WORLD LOOKS AT TECHNOLOGY.
Headerman
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#3 - 2011-10-05 23:57:10 UTC
He sure did a lot. I for one am sad to see what the company is doing these days though

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Gregor Palter
#4 - 2011-10-05 23:58:30 UTC
Mintrolio wrote:
CONFRIMIGN RIP

HE AND APPLE DID SO MUCH TO CHANGE THE WAY THE WORLD LOOKS AT TECHNOLOGY.


By that you mean steal good ideas from others while being very protective about their own cool "inventions", make it white and use an "i" in the name, create some nonsense lifestyle around which attracts hipsters and sell it for hilarious prices?

Then yeah, I guess you're right.

Excuses are the refuge of the weak.

Betray
Shadow State
Goonswarm Federation
#5 - 2011-10-06 00:01:13 UTC
Regardless of what Apple has done now-a-days, Jobs still should deserve a piece of respect out of us.

RIP.
Jada Maroo
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#6 - 2011-10-06 00:12:39 UTC
It's sad, not so much because he was the CEO of Apple, but because he really was an old-school hacker. Late 70s/early 80s computers are a real fascination of mine and he was a part of that era. He did an awful lot to bring computers mainstream, and it's not an exaggeration to say that he (and Bill Gates, and Woz, and others) have changed the world.
Mohr Cowbell
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#7 - 2011-10-06 00:14:36 UTC  |  Edited by: Mohr Cowbell
Not a fanboy, even though I have several Apple products. RIP.
Esna Pitoojee
Societas Imperialis Sceptri Coronaeque
Khimi Harar
#8 - 2011-10-06 00:17:40 UTC
Also not the biggest fan of Apple's recent products, but there's no doubt that Steve Jobs was a kind of wizard of personal computer technology. RIP, and may it not be to hard on his family.
Chaos Incarnate
Faceless Logistics
#9 - 2011-10-06 00:20:07 UTC
I predict this thread will inevitably end in a windows vs mac flamewar

seriously though, RIP.
Orkasm
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#10 - 2011-10-06 00:26:29 UTC
Great man, RIP Steve Jobs
NeoShocker
The Dark Space Initiative
Scary Wormhole People
#11 - 2011-10-06 00:48:28 UTC
RIP Steve Jobs. I hate your apple products with passion, but you still make the world a better place with technologies. The world lost a great mind with so much potential.
Dengen Krastinov
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#12 - 2011-10-06 00:50:29 UTC
Rest easy Steve. You will be sorely missed. Cry
Amitious Turkey
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#13 - 2011-10-06 00:52:03 UTC
Chaos Incarnate wrote:
I predict this thread will inevitably end in a windows vs mac flamewar

seriously though, RIP.


The Steve Jobs Law:
Any conversation about either Macs or Windows will, if allowed to go into infinity, result in a Windows vs. Mac flamewar.

Sort of like Godwin's Law.

RIP Steve, even though I'm a Windows fan and won't touch your iPod with a ten-foot pole.

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Magnus Orin
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#14 - 2011-10-06 00:56:01 UTC
Not an Apple fan (as I type this on my macbook pro I get through work), but RIP Steve.
Cpt Placeholder
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#15 - 2011-10-06 00:58:58 UTC
Found this old speech again http://www.ted.com/talks/steve_jobs_how_to_live_before_you_die.html while googling for the news
Taedrin
Virtues Corporation
#16 - 2011-10-06 01:10:37 UTC
I know this is just repeating what everyone else is saying but:

I am not a big fan of Apple (in fact I hate their products with a religious fervor), but you can not deny the incredible impact that Steve Jobs had on the technology world. Even after being kicked out of his own company he founded, he returned to it to pick up the broken remnants and reinvented Apple into the ubiquitous company that it is today.

He will forever be remembered in the technology world for many years to come.
Alpheias
The Khaleph
#17 - 2011-10-06 01:17:57 UTC
I sympathize with his family. But for Apple and all the fanboys out there, I really couldn't care less.

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SpaceSquirrels
#18 - 2011-10-06 02:06:05 UTC
Helped get Pixar off the ground and 99% of those films I love. Helped drive the market whether you like apple or not he caused further innovation through competition forcing others to change keep up or innovate on their own.

Cancers always a tough way to go out you can only hope in the last few hours he went peacefully.
Jno Aubrey
Galactic Patrol
#19 - 2011-10-06 02:39:04 UTC
As a long-time computer geek, and being one year older than Steve Jobs, this really makes me feel my mortality.

I've never cared for Apple products, or their proprietary approach to hardware and software, but I've always blessed Steve Jobs and Apple for the competition they've provided that has helped drive innovation in the computer industry.

Jobs himself was a remarkable individual and an inspirational leader whose like is not seen in major corporations anymore.

R.I.P.

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Reiisha
#20 - 2011-10-06 02:48:02 UTC
Jada Maroo wrote:
It's sad, not so much because he was the CEO of Apple, but because he really was an old-school hacker. Late 70s/early 80s computers are a real fascination of mine and he was a part of that era. He did an awful lot to bring computers mainstream, and it's not an exaggeration to say that he (and Bill Gates, and Woz, and others) have changed the world.


It's very true. Jobs and Gates might be loathed by many but they made the 'computer revolution' that has many people using smartphones, tablets and talking to each other via the internets across the globe possible, very probably more than anyone else has done.

RIP, even though i hate Apple. ;p

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