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post #81 of 365
The news we never hoped would come.

Thanks for being an inspiration to me.
post #82 of 365
Very sad. We miss Steve already.
post #83 of 365
The news we hoped would never come.

Thanks for being an inspiration to me.
post #84 of 365
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Here's to the crazy one

Best tribute yet. Thank you.
post #85 of 365
Thank you Steve for everything you have given us, you made your dent.
post #86 of 365
The news we hoped would never come.

Thanks for being an inspiration to me.

post #87 of 365
RIP, Steve Jobs.
Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
post #88 of 365
.... millions of backlit apple logos go dark in sorrow.

A very sad day.
post #89 of 365
Today we lost the only man who could have ruled the WORLD, but now that he's in heaven I sure he will take over up there and rule the universe and make it a happier place with his gadgets. RIP Mr. S. Jobs.
post #90 of 365
I know something was wrong when I saw Phil Schiller's glum face on the stage twice already. Yet Tallest Skil convinced me otherwise. Looks like it was true after all. Everyone else online including on Yahoo Answers said he was dying. I thought he's just skinny because he doesn't eat meat. Schiller even changed his email address to pschiller@apple.com.

Steve, I promise from now on I will be a better person and treat others like my brothers and sisters. You teached me about good taste and gave the world a bicycle -Apple. You will be remembered. Thank you for listening to my advice in all the emails I sent you. May Buddha bless you!

IronTed
post #91 of 365
RIP, Steve.

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post #92 of 365
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So True
World lost a genius on Wednesday I wish it weren't true. May Steve be enlightened and attain nirvana, as he is a Buddhist.
Everybody post this picture on every blog, comments, etc that you can today. Remember Jobs.
Also, did anyone else notice that the iPhone4S sounds like "For S."=For Steve?
Tribute to SJ?
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post #93 of 365
...so sad - while I'm sitting here in the office - almost paralyzed. What comes to my mind is an image from the keynote yesterday. That chair in the front row with a big "Reserved" sign on it...
Rest in Peace, Steve. You were the Best! Thank you.
post #94 of 365
Rest In Peace Mr. Jobs.... You have been my true inspiration.. Today will change me forever...
post #95 of 365
Thank you, Steve for giving us 3 of the 4 computer user interfaces that have ever existed - the mouse, touch, and now voice-controlled.

Thank you.
post #96 of 365
[Admin note: I deleted the trolling posts and all replies related thereto; we don't need shit like that in a thread like this.]

This news is very sad.

I am grateful that Steve founded Apple, and probably more so that he returned and saved the company. People should be in no doubt, if it wasn't for Steve, Apple would have died in the late 90s/early 2000s and we wouldn't have seen any of their greatest products: iPod, iPhone, OS X, unibody MacBooks, iPad.
it's = it is / it has, its = belonging to it.
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post #97 of 365
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A beautifully framed quotation Tallest Skil, and a great tribute. Thank you.
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post #98 of 365
I wonder if Apple will be able to sustain their level of innovation and growth over the long term without Steve Jobs to lead the way.
post #99 of 365
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Steve's life was a testament to being passionate about one's ability to change the world.

His vision has impacted my life and business in numerous ways, for the better.
I'm glad he had the chance to go out while Apple was on top.

It's a poignant reminder that we all have God-given talents and abilities that can be used to better the world in various ways,
and only a limited time in this life to do so. No amount of status or money changes that simple fact.

thank you for writing this.. beautiful.
"Building for the future?! They should be running around reacting to the present!" -John Moltz
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post #100 of 365
This is sad news. Steve was perhaps the only public figure who i ever idolized. His technological vision has defined an entire era.
post #101 of 365
SJ was a truely special individual, the world has lost something special today.

Sincerest condolences to his family.
post #102 of 365
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Maybe that's why Apple named the iPhone 4S - kind of a shorthand tribute "for Steve."

That does make sense. The iPhone 4S(teve). That's how I'll always remember it.
post #103 of 365
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Here's to the crazy one

Beautiful. We'll miss ya Steve.
post #104 of 365
Thank-you Steve for all of your contributions to the world of computing. You truly changed the world.

Rest eternal grant him, Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him. Amen.
post #105 of 365
Wow! I'm very sad but I want to say thank you Steve and I am going to celebrate your life and how you made my life better. Your legacy will be never forgotten.
post #106 of 365
A sad irony that I got an alert of Steve's passing on the iPad. RIP
post #107 of 365
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...so sad - while I'm sitting here in the office - almost paralyzed. What comes to my mind is an image from the keynote yesterday. That chair in the front row with a big "Reserved" sign on it...
Rest in Peace, Steve. You were the Best! Thank you.

you are absolutely right!.. I remember.. now it makes sense.
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post #108 of 365
There are simply no words that can express the loss.

To me, the thing that was greatest about Jobs was his quest for excellence.
post #109 of 365
He will be an icon in technology that will never be forgotten.
post #110 of 365
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The passing of Jobs was announced on Wednesday by Apple. The company has encouraged "thoughts, memories, and condolences" to be sent to rememberingsteve@apple.com.

I had guessed his time was short - especially when he did not show for the iPhone 4S intro (I am sure he would have been their if at all possible) but even knowing for a while now his time was short with us here, it is still hard to keep the tears from running downing my cheeks.

At times harsh, but almost always a visionary -- it will be difficult. I will miss a man I scarcely knew personally (talked with twice) but sent chills up my spine with some of the incredible insight he had.

Tis a much better place you are now and a place I look forward to talking longer about much more important things than the technical wizardry you and your team put together here and now.

We loved him in life, and will continue to until we meet again.

jOhn
post #111 of 365
It's so hard to describe the impact that you had on my life even though we never met. You will be missed greatly by all. God speed and rest peacefully knowing that you were one of the lucky few that, through hard work and amazing creativity, was able to leave a footprint that will last forever.
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post #112 of 365
From Vic Gundotra over a G+

One Sunday morning, January 6th, 2008 I was attending religious services when my cell phone vibrated. As discreetly as possible, I checked the phone and noticed that my phone said "Caller ID unknown". I choose to ignore.

After services, as I was walking to my car with my family, I checked my cell phone messages. The message left was from Steve Jobs. "Vic, can you call me at home? I have something urgent to discuss" it said.

Before I even reached my car, I called Steve Jobs back. I was responsible for all mobile applications at Google, and in that role, had regular dealings with Steve. It was one of the perks of the job.

"Hey Steve - this is Vic", I said. "I'm sorry I didn't answer your call earlier. I was in religious services, and the caller ID said unknown, so I didn't pick up".

Steve laughed. He said, "Vic, unless the Caller ID said 'GOD', you should never pick up during services".

I laughed nervously. After all, while it was customary for Steve to call during the week upset about something, it was unusual for him to call me on Sunday and ask me to call his home. I wondered what was so important?

"So Vic, we have an urgent issue, one that I need addressed right away. I've already assigned someone from my team to help you, and I hope you can fix this tomorrow" said Steve.

"I've been looking at the Google logo on the iPhone and I'm not happy with the icon. The second O in Google doesn't have the right yellow gradient. It's just wrong and I'm going to have Greg fix it tomorrow. Is that okay with you?"

Of course this was okay with me. A few minutes later on that Sunday I received an email from Steve with the subject "Icon Ambulance". The email directed me to work with Greg Christie to fix the icon.

Since I was 11 years old and fell in love with an Apple II, I have dozens of stories to tell about Apple products. They have been a part of my life for decades. Even when I worked for 15 years for Bill Gates at Microsoft, I had a huge admiration for Steve and what Apple had produced.

But in the end, when I think about leadership, passion and attention to detail, I think back to the call I received from Steve Jobs on a Sunday morning in January. It was a lesson I'll never forget. CEOs should care about details. Even shades of yellow. On a Sunday.

To one of the greatest leaders I've ever met, my prayers and hopes are with you Steve.

-Vic
post #113 of 365
A true loss. Things felt strange yesterday when we didn't see Steve on stage.
post #114 of 365
A technical visionary that we will unlikely see the likes again. I was hopeful his direction would continue behind the scenes.
post #115 of 365
‎"Almost everything--all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure--these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."- Steve Jobs
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post #116 of 365
Bill Gates:

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Im truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs death. Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone Steve has touched through his work.

Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives.

The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come.

For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, its been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.
post #117 of 365
I am so, so saddened by this. I cannot explain. its hard to overstate his impact on business and society as a whole. he was one of my professional and personal heroes. RIP Steve. Thank you so much.
post #118 of 365
Sad to see him go.

He could've helped launch the iPhone 5 before he went.

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post #119 of 365
Sergey weighs in as well

"From the earliest days of Google, whenever Larry and I sought inspiration for vision and leadership, we needed to look no farther than Cupertino. Steve, your passion for excellence is felt by anyone who has ever touched an Apple product (including the macbook I am writing this on right now). And I have witnessed it in person the few times we have met.

On behalf of all of us at Google and more broadly in technology, you will be missed very much. My condolences to family, friends, and colleagues at Apple."
post #120 of 365
See ya Steve, and thanks for everything.
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