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Pixar campus has tree dedicated to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs

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A tree at the corporate headquarters of Disney's Pixar has been dedicated to Steve Jobs, co-founder of the animation studio as well as Apple.

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The tree and plaque can be found in front of the Steve Jobs Building at Pixar's campus. Photos via oPixar Times.

The tree dedicated to the memory of the late Jobs was spotted on a trip to Pixar's campus taken this week by Samad Rizvi of Pixar Times. There he spotted a tree standing alone near the studio's main campus building, a facility that was also recently renamed the "Steve Jobs Building" late last year.

A silver-colored plaque sits in front of the tree with the following message:

Steve Jobs
Our partner, mentor and friend
The Steve Jobs Building
Main entrance to the Steve Jobs Building at Pixar's campus in California.


The same words were also featured in a tribute to Jobs at the end of the credits of last year's Pixar theatrical release, "Brave," which hauled in more than a half-billion dollars at the worldwide box office.

Jobs was a co-founder and main backer of Pixar, as he infused millions of dollars of personal cash to keep the studio alive well before the company turned a profit. His investment paid off handsomely in 2006, when Disney bought Pixar and Jobs netted about $4 billion in shares.
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This tree should live longer and longer and longer. It should give shade to many tired people. THis tree should grow bigger and should as a source of inspiration.

This shall become "Bodhi Vrksha" and gives birth to many buddhas.

 

This remembers me of the SHORT FILM - No time for nuts 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 


Edited by Chandra69 - 4/11/13 at 1:31pm
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Originally Posted by Chandra69 View Post
This remembers me of the PIXAR SHORT FILM - No time for nuts 

 

Ice Age = Blue Sky ≠ Pixar, but your message is nice.

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Ice Age = Blue Sky ≠ Pixar, but your message is nice.

OH YES..  I AM SORRY> :) :) I changed it.

post #5 of 27
Well done, Pixar.
post #6 of 27
It must be a slow Apple news day....
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It must be a slow Apple news day....

More like no Apple news day....

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I laugh at the neanderthals (lower case) who swarm the tech blogs like C|net claiming Steve Jobs did nothing important. Like Microsoft, they have no taste, and I mean that in a big way. They are McDonalds. 

 

Yep, I just got around to watching Steve Jobs, The Lost Interview.

post #9 of 27
He was not the co-founder.
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Major breaking news. 1rolleyes.gif
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He was not the co-founder.

He didn't start it from scratch but he did buy it from Lucas and made it independent.
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May the tree live a long and healthy life. It's nice to have a living thing as a remembrance instead of just a building (which they also have).

 

I still wish Steve was with us ... /sigh

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More like no Apple news day....

 

 

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Major breaking news. 1rolleyes.gif

 

Everything that is related to Apple, even at the nth level, is a news here. Why can't AI post this?  This is really a sweet news.

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May the tree live a long and healthy life. It's nice to have a living thing as a remembrance instead of just a building (which they also have).

I still wish Steve was with us ... /sigh

Nice thought....me too! 1smile.gif
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Everything that is related to Apple, even at the nth level, is a news here. Why can't AI post this?  This is really a sweet news.

 

Because a certain element here has no taste.

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Everything that is related to Apple, even at the nth level, is a news here. Why can't AI post this?  This is really a sweet news.

Agreed! Well said. I find so many of the comments here snide and snarky....I much prefer the positive comments.

Alas, perhaps I'm getting old! "Snarky" seems to be "in!"
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Because a certain element here has no taste.

 

If you really love Apple and Steve, this news definitely tastes good. 

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Because a certain element here has no taste.

Like pigeons that crap all over everything.

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Like pigeons that crap all over everything.

 

 

 

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May the tree live a long and healthy life. It's nice to have a living thing as a remembrance instead of just a building (which they also have).

 

I still wish Steve was with us ... /sigh

 

Total Contradiction

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Alas, perhaps I'm getting old! "Snarky" seems to be "in!"

 

Fully agree (both on the getting old and "snarky is in") :)

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Total Contradiction

The pigeons represent those crapping on the this nice news re: tree dedicated to Steve :)

 

In the end, even the pigeons serve a purpose and their crap provides fertilizer for the tree. Not so much benefit for the building though ...

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It must be a slow Apple news day....

Those are days when they write a featured story about Samsung's new innovative ironing board, which will tweet about the temperature of the steam used to press your shirts, and how Apple is falling behind in the ironing board market.

"Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone."

John C. Dvorak, 2007
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"Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone."

John C. Dvorak, 2007
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Everything that is related to Apple, even at the nth level, is a news here. Why can't AI post this?  This is really a sweet news.

Agreed! Well said. I find so many of the comments here snide and snarky....I much prefer the positive comments.

Alas, perhaps I'm getting old! "Snarky" seems to be "in!"

I wasn't intending to be snarky in the least. I was simply stating what I felt.

 

Sorry if you were offended.

 

I just don't think that renaming a building and planting a tree to recognize such a towering figure -- and essentially, someone who took it from a $10M company to a $7,000+M company -- is all that big of a deal. 

 

How about, instead, providing an annual donation of,say, iPads to 100 (1000? 10?) under-privileged kids in a poor school? How about, say, creating a park with a 1,000 trees where people can go relax, play, read, grab some fresh air? How about creating a free training center for artistically talented kids who can't afford art school? I could go on.... but you get the picture.

 

In my humble opinion, while the gestures mentioned in this article seem cute, they also seem trivial. 


Edited by anantksundaram - 4/11/13 at 3:16pm
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Is it an apple tree?

post #25 of 27
It should be an apple tree. No? You know, the kind Newton was sitting under.
post #26 of 27
Seems reasonable, obviously Steve gives them the wood, and it's only right they return the favour.
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I bet one day Pixar will make a movie with the hero based on Steve Jobs' personality. Not a biopic about him, but more a portrait of who he was - charismatic, intense, motivating, abusive...

Stay Hungry, stay foolish.

http://everystevejobsvideo.com

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Stay Hungry, stay foolish.

http://everystevejobsvideo.com

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