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Apple CEO Tim Cook remembers late Steve Jobs 59 years after his birth

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Monday would have been the 59th birthday of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs -- a fact recognized by his successor Tim Cook, who posted a pair of quotes from Jobs on his official Twitter account.

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"Remembering my friend Steve on his birthday," Cook wrote in the first of a pair of tweets. "'Stay hungry, Stay foolish.' We honor him by continuing the work he loved so much."

In a second post to his account, Cook shared another quote from Jobs: "Details matter. It's worth waiting to get it right."

Jobs was born on Feb. 24, 1955, in San Francisco, Calif. He passed away in October of 2011 at the age of 56 after a long fight with cancer.



Only a few months before, Jobs permanently resigned from his position as CEO, handing over the reins of the company to Cook that August. Prior to that, Cook served as Chief Operating Officer under Jobs.

Last week, the U.S. Postal Service announced it will commemorate Jobs with his collectible postage stamp next year. A movie about Jobs' life, penned by Academy Award winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, is also in the works.
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Happy Birthday Steve!

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Actually the quote 'Stay hungry, stay foolish' isn't from Jobs, but he quoted it from a magazine, a farewell message placed on the back cover of the 1974 edition of The Whole Earth Catalog.

http://www.wholeearth.com/index.php
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Actually the quote 'Stay hungry, stay foolish' isn't from Jobs, but he quoted it from a magazine, a farewell message placed on the back cover of the 1974 edition of The Whole Earth Catalog.

http://www.wholeearth.com/index.php

Which, if you watched the commencement speech you'd see Steve make explicitly clear. Anyone here who has not watched the speech should be ashamed of themselves and find a lonely spot and watch it in silence. It is a great speech. (I know you have watched it PB - not lecturing you!)

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Actually the quote 'Stay hungry, stay foolish' isn't from Jobs, but he quoted it from a magazine, a farewell message placed on the back cover of the 1974 edition of The Whole Earth Catalog.

http://www.wholeearth.com/index.php

 

    From the 1968 Fall edition:

 

 

ONLY $4900!

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Anyone here who has not watched the speech should be ashamed of themselves and find a lonely spot and watch it in silence. It is a great speech.

Fully agree; this speech is such a moving one, I think I cried a little the first time I say it.
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    From the 1968 Fall edition:
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ONLY $4900!

Tech has gotten so cheap over the years I cannot believe people have a difficult time paying $600 or up for this thing called the iPhone. The power we have cannot be put into $$.
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    From the 1968 Fall edition:




ONLY $4900!

What the hell is that? Something from the age of Aquarius? Looks like something President Nixon would use to launch a first strike against the Soviets.

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I cannot believe people have a difficult time paying $600 or up for this thing called the iPhone.

Steve Ballmer couldn't believe anyone would pay $600 for a phone either.

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I cannot believe people have a difficult time paying $600 or up for this thing called the iPhone.

Steve Ballmer couldn't believe anyone would pay $600 for a phone either.

Sir! Are you implying I equal on the levels of business intelligence as the former CEO of the largest software company on the planet, Mr. S. Ballmer? Because if you are, this would be the greatest compliment I have ever received!
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    From the 1968 Fall edition:
[IMAGE]

ONLY $4900!

Tech has gotten so cheap over the years I cannot believe people have a difficult time paying $600 or up for this thing called the iPhone. The power we have cannot be put into $$.

$4,900.00 in 1968 had the same buying power as $33,685.55 in 2014.

 

Annual inflation over this period was 4.28%.

 

The average house cost $24,700
Equivalent today: $155,300

 

The average car cost $2,822
Equivalent today: $17,743

 

The average wage was $5,572
Equivalent today: $35,034  

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"no big deal"
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^ post

I'm amazed. Not only at the figures, but also on the research/accuracy of your post. And I can't believe people paid 'a fifth of a house' to get a calculator.
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I sure do miss the guy

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I sure do miss the guy

 

Same here. I just picked up my first Mac on Friday and it really blows me away. I know that he wasn't alive when it was created, but the foundation he set was great. Thanks, Steve!


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ONLY $4900!

And the sucker weighed 40 pounds!

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Anyone get the significance of Mr. Cook's second tweet?  He could have said anything but decided to quote Mr. Job's regarding details and waiting till they are right.  Love the subtle clues he gives us.  Investors wake up!  I know I am.

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I'm amazed. Not only at the figures, but also on the research/accuracy of your post. And I can't believe people paid 'a fifth of a house' to get a calculator.

Even a maxed out Mac Pro is around $10,000, isn't it? (Assuming no peripherals like extra screens and what-not.) What would a $33,000 computer even be? When I think about it, there just seems to be a huge gap between pro computers and IBM's Watson, with nothing in between I know of.

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Sir! Are you implying I equal on the levels of business intelligence as the former CEO of the largest software company on the planet, Mr. S. Ballmer? Because if you are, this would be the greatest compliment I have ever received!

You have an amazing idea of a compliment! 1wink.gif
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Anyone get the significance of Mr. Cook's second tweet?  He could have said anything but decided to quote Mr. Job's regarding details and waiting till they are right.  Love the subtle clues he gives us.  Investors wake up!  I know I am.

Yeah, I noticed—note from Apple to world: we're not twiddling our thumbs.
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Good on ya, Tim. I miss Steve Jobs.
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Anyone get the significance of Mr. Cook's second tweet?  He could have said anything but decided to quote Mr. Job's regarding details and waiting till they are right.  Love the subtle clues he gives us.  Investors wake up!  I know I am.

^^^^^THIS^^^^^

 

No doubt in my mind this was Tim's intent. His subtle way of saying that what's coming is significant, category changing and will be perfectly implemented.

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Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post
Looks like something President Nixon would use to launch a first strike against the Soviets.

 

Or something that North Korea would use today.

 

Oh, but only the best for little Kim himself.

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