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I want to see the original Think Different commercial redone so as to include a clip of Steve at the end.
post #282 of 365
Oh my...what a shock.

It wasn't your time man...56 years old?! Just too young for anyone to die in the 21st century.

You did good Steve.

RIP.

You will be missed by millions.
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post #283 of 365
Steve was my inspiration for years. I re-watched his speech to Stanford students in 2005 a few times and recommended to many. I love computers more because of Mac OS X.

I knew there was almost no chance to ever meet him in person, but now even that slimmest chance has completely disappeared. It is a very sad day for me.

Rest in peace, Steve.
post #284 of 365
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Originally Posted by Lukeskymac View Post

A tear? I've been crying non stop for an hour. I think I won't be able to do my Chemistry test tomorrow.

...seriously? He was a great man and a visionary but he's not your brother.

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post #285 of 365
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Originally Posted by MaroonMushroom View Post

...seriously? He was a great man and a visionary but he's not your brother.

This is not the place or time. Leave him alone, please.

Thank you.
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post #286 of 365
thanks for everything steve, genius, may apple continue to flourish in your honor forever...
post #287 of 365
watching his Stanford commencement address, it's maybe the best commencement address of all time. he talked from the heart about the human spirit of openness and genuine inspiration, not (Stanford standard) success. the last words of the address are "Stay foolish."

it was a brief speech, just 15 minutes, and received only polite applause and little attention at the time. like the Gettysburg Address.
post #288 of 365
Thank you Steve, may you rest in peace.
post #289 of 365
Your legacy will endure!
There are very few people in the world that I really feel I want to meet because of the profound effect they have on myself or the world but Steve Jobs is and was one of them. I will have to wait a bit longer but I look forward to meeting and to see what your greatness can create.
When you can't walk, crawl
When you can't crawl get someone to carry you
Rest now Steve, we will carry it forward from here.
Your legacy will endure
post #290 of 365
Rest in peace in your own cloud, surrounded by loved ones.
post #291 of 365
I never feel depressed. Yet...Today, I feel like something really important has left my life and I am..damn..depressed.

As a taoist, I have been endeavoring to cultivate a mindset of non-attachment to events such as that of Steve Jobs' passing. It is, after all, part of the wonder of life. But...ugh. I can only cry as I think and think about this. So much for years of, ahem, cultivation.

It was thanks to a power mac and photoshop and a pilfered computer lab account at a local university (years and decades ago) which led to a career in graphic design...and the subsequent dollars earned which let me purchase a house..put my (now ex-) wife through acupuncture school, etc. etc. etc. The years of my life..which directly benefited from learning layout, design, the wonder of fonts, the infinitude of photoshop's flexibility...were the best I have spent on this planet thus far.

I think..I think today...my sadness really comes from understanding..deeply and with a lamentable finality..that those days are gone. Yet, still...I can't help but directly attribute the wonder-years of my beingness to the life of Steve Jobs and his vision which resulted in similar tales for so many others..of course there were others like him who accomplished similar things...but...His belief in his vision was of such breadth that I was able to butter my bread for years and years. For, should have Bill Gates and Windows been the only option...well, hell, I probably would have ended up flipping burgers or something.

damn. It's complicated, I don't understand entirely. I'm grieving for something...Steve Jobs..a former life. Who knows. All I know is that some thing is missing..and it hit me like a hammer to the head when I walked by an LCD t.v. in Metrotown mall announcing that Steve was dead. fuck.




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post #292 of 365
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Originally Posted by delreyjones View Post

I haven't felt so sad about the loss of a public figure since the day John Lennon died.

So very true, though for me the first loss was JFK, I was only five years old but that death was imprinted on me at such a young age. Also Bob Marley, but John Lennon was the one that was the most life changing, and now Steve. But his life is such an inspiration that his spirit, as was John Lennon's, Bob Marley's and JFK, their spirits will remain with us forever, that is as close to immortality as any corporal being can get! But still, been crying on and off for hours...
post #293 of 365
Mr. Jobs, or shall I call you, Steve, since I feel like you have been a close friend through most of my life.

I remember waking up early with anticipation as a teenager to watch the Apple presentations at the MacWorld expos twice a year. Each presentation was a performance of creative genius and passion. The products that Apple creates have soul, vitality, and practicality.

The world needs more passionate geniuses.

I will miss you and forever remember you!
post #294 of 365
Like many others, I feel an inexplicable sense of loss for someone I didn't know, never met and never spoke to. I think that speaks volumes for the respect and admiration we have for Steve Jobs. To us he was a visionary, an innovator and an inspiration. To others he was a husband, a father, or a friend. My sincere condolences to all his family, friends and colleagues.

RIP Steve. You'll be sorely missed but you've left a memorable legacy that will not be forgotten.

post #295 of 365
Oh no. Rest in Peace Steve. Thanks for everything.
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post #296 of 365
It is very sad for the people he left behind that Steve passed away, but look at it from his point of view. No more pain, no more anxiety of 'how long do I still have, will I be able to finish this before I die' etc, no more hospital visits... I think being dead must be a blessing for him.
post #297 of 365
Thank you, Thank you,Thank you Steve Jobs.
You have touched my life with your products.
You have always been a great inspiration to me.
May God rest your soul.
post #298 of 365
You will be missed.
post #299 of 365
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Originally Posted by sabu22 View Post

Thank you, Thank you,Thank you Steve Jobs.
You have touched my life with your products.
You have always been a great inspiration to me.
May God rest your soul.

Nicely put.
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post #300 of 365
In addition to the mention on the google home page, there is also a mention of Steve on the Microsoft home page under Latest News which takes you to this statement from Steve Ballmer http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/p...statement.mspx. Bill Gates' message was also quite nice.

Clearly an event like this transcends the differences even among bitter competitors.
post #301 of 365


Before I used a Mac, computers were just tools where I could surf the net, do school work, and stuff... Goodbye, Steve and thank you for making using a computer fun and extraordinary.
post #302 of 365
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Originally Posted by MaroonMushroom View Post

...seriously? He was a great man and a visionary but he's not your brother.

I feel the same way but let people grieve how they wish to.

I for one am sad that a great innovator has left us but ces't la vie.

RIP to a great innovator.
post #303 of 365
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Originally Posted by fiddlin'man View Post

In addition to the mention on the google home page, there is also a mention of Steve on the Microsoft home page under Latest News which takes you to this statement from Steve Ballmer http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/p...statement.mspx. Bill Gates' message was also quite nice.

Clearly an event like this transcends the differences even among bitter competitors.

amazon.com also is paying their respect on their front page.
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post #304 of 365
The world has lost one of its brightest candles today. A true visionary who has given pleasure to many millions of people - either through Apple or Pixar.

Although no longer with us, I'm sure he will be looking after the iCloud whilst he is in iHeaven...

R.I.P. Steve Jobs.
post #305 of 365
As a Mark of Respect The iOS 5 software should be released immediately today itself instead of some future date.
Steve Jobs of 100% the brain behind this new iCloud software named iOS 5.
Please hurry up predate the release of the mindboggling,brilliant software to today to pay respects and homage to the great Steve Jobs who single handedly made the biggest company apple worth 350 billion dollars.
Hats off to your Steve!
May god bless you!
post #306 of 365
I just learned of SJ's passing. OMG! COL! RIP! I feel like i lost my best friend, like someone punched me in the the gut. I was fortunate to have met him when i was an intern at Apple years ago It was a brief meeting but one that will live in my memory forever. While i both liked and disliked some of the things he did with tech, i feel the world lost so much today and became much darker.

Growing up Steve and Woz were my inspiration and my role models. There was so much left for him to do, so much more for him to see like his new mothership campus. His life was cut too short. The only time i shed a tear was when i was five when my father passed. Today was my second time. The world was magical with him in it, the promise of tomorrow today. His mind and imagination will never be matched and the world will suffer without him to shake things up or bring life to an otherwise mediocre tech world. He shook things up and led the way in how it should be done with rock sold quality and style. I know he must have planned out well, so Apple will probably do fine for a few years but after that i can see the ship hitting the rocks without him to be the stars by which this ship navigates.


This may sound weird but i will really, really miss him.
post #307 of 365
He and his work are inspirations to many, myself included. He will be missed. My condolences.
post #308 of 365
sheesh...just heard his Stanford commencement...my respect for the man has grown 10 fold...RIP Mr. Jobs.
post #309 of 365
Steve, because of you:

I've created more art
discovered more music
gained more knowledge
read more books
shared more photos
sent more messages
than I could have dreamed.

You're life made my life richer.
And the beautiful thing,
It's going to keep on rolling...
So go on now—enjoy the universe.

Farewell my friend.
post #310 of 365
I was in a university library doing some research when I heard someone mention Steve Jobs. I didn't hear what else they had said but somehow I expected something ominous. When I got home and checked the news I was very saddened.

I will truly miss the magic Mr. Jobs brought to his keynotes. His creations at Apple and Pixar have given me great enjoyment. He was a true inspiration of what a person with a vision and talent could achieve.

One of my biggest regrets is that I was part of the June 2005 Stanford graduation class that Mr. Jobs gave the commencement address for and I missed it because I had already moved back across country to my home state the previous March and took my last credits online. If I would have known that Mr. Jobs was to give the commencement I would have flown back across country to attend. He is one of the few people who I would truly have liked to have seen in person.
post #311 of 365
Steve not only changed technology and business... He made bridged the path between technology and arts and made it a beautiful philosophy

you won't be forgotten steve...
post #312 of 365
You will be missed dearly, one of my very few role models and huge inspiration.

RIP
post #313 of 365
This is a sad day. He was the greatest visionary of our time and even though I never met him, I feel tremendous sorrow right now. It's a strange feeling but his vision and soul is so deeply saturated in the company and the products so it truly feels like losing someone close.

It's hard sitting here with a feeling of wanting to do something. I wasn't sure I was going to buy the iPhone 4S but I will definitely do it to show respect and compassion. I guess that counts for something...

post #314 of 365
I am sad today. I never met this man, but the Apple's products have been my companions of my every day life for the last two decades.
I can't imagine, what will look like the computer and electronic industry without SJ. Very few people in the industrial world, had such influence than SJ.
RIP Steve Jobs.
post #315 of 365
IPHONE 4S= iPhone 4 "Steve":'(
post #316 of 365
Sad, terrible.
Rest in peace
post #317 of 365
Some people had a poster of Elvis hanged on the wall, some - of Michael Jordan.
Steve Jobs is my Rockstar!!!!!
post #318 of 365
Rest in Peace Steve

Now we know why the AAPL stock dropped after the event.
The fat cats at Wall Street knew about this preponding announcement,i guess.
I would'nt be surprised if they have tabloids on their payroll to secretly keep a tab on CEO's pvt life ala NOTW
post #319 of 365
Until today, I have never cried for the death of someone I've never known personally. I knew it was coming, but not so soon. So soon.

His Stanford address says so much about who he was and why Apple is the company it is. It is so rare to find vision, passion for perfection, philosophical reflection and a maverick attitude and sales savvy all in one person, but Steve had the lot.

Such a loss to his family, the Apple, the tech world and every one of us that uses a product from Apple or one that has been influenced by them. And that's a lot.

Gone, yes, but forgotten, never.
post #320 of 365
Thanks Steve, you inspired me many times and I'm sure you will continue to do so. R.I.P.
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