Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO

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  • Reply 221 of 329
    tt92618tt92618 Posts: 444member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by seedyjudgements View Post


    reading the comments on gizmodo and engadget and it is horrifying to see how heartless, egotistical, and just plain retarded some tech fans are. absolutely heartbreaking. for the heartlessness yes but also for the sheer blindness some have when it comes to certain contributions this man has made to the world of technology and beyond. just because they don't like the iPhone or the iPad or because they've had one too many 'android kool aids'... unbelievable how little perspective some people can have... and I suspect they are all quite young and have little life experience. oh well.



    Steve Jobs is a man with a singular vision, and those who fail to comprehend the contributions he has made in the technological landscape of our lives cannot appreciate the manifestly obvious. Though Steve did not invent the technologies Apple is famous for, he understood, in ways more accurate and far-reaching than perhaps any other innovator, the way in which these technologies could transform and impact our lives. We owe, in many respects, the ubiquity of computers in our society to Steve Jobs, because without his bold move to push the envelope with Graphical UI, we would never have made that leap. We owe digital media in many ways to Steve Jobs, the modern smart phone, vertically integrated systems of hardware and software working to provide the best experience, the post-pc device... and so many more innovations that I really can't take the time to name them all. Beyond the specific products, though, we in many ways owe our connected world to the man, because his vision is what made these things useful to the common person, and therefore spurred their adoption, and the growing up of the technologies that surround them, and which challenge and transform our lives every day. That's a huge legacy and its a shame that some people are so shallow, so unthinking, or just so stupid as to be unable to see it for what it is.



    To everyone reading this - if you are a praying person, pray for Steve. If not, think well of him.



    Be well, Steve. And thank you.
  • Reply 222 of 329
    sheffsheff Posts: 1,407member
    Very sad time indeed. I wish Steve and his family the very best, and hope he enjoys his retirement.
  • Reply 223 of 329
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    Originally Posted by Tim Dragon View Post


    Everyone knows the true reason why Steve Jobs resigned. Apple cannot compete with dedicated handheld gaming devices. What Apple fans are not familiar with is that Steve Jobs was an employee of Atari and received his business training from Atari?s main investor. The Apple II was designed around the video game ?Break-Out? which Wozniak essentially designed. Video games created the personal computer, not the other way around. In the same way, handheld video games created the handheld computers, not the other way around. And despite Steve Jobs?s origins in gaming, his success in media only comes from old media such as movies (Pixar) to music (iPod). Steve Jobs has had the same exact effect on video games as Bill Gates: none. Aside from providing computer hardware that can also play video games, the nature of video games has been unchanged and uninfluenced by Jobs.



    It is wise for Steve Jobs to exit his role in the company now when it is clear that he has failed for the second time (the first time was in home game consoles, the second was handheld game consoles) to take over gaming. Steve Jobs has failed to surpass his original employer, Nolan Bushnell, in influence over video games.



    Meanwhile, dedicated game hardware continues along merrily oblivious to what goes on in Apple.



    So you found six, random, torn-out pages of iWoz, read them in the incorrect order, and watched four consecutive minutes of Pirates of Silicon Valley backwards.



    Because that's the only thing I can think of that would explain just how wrong this is.
  • Reply 224 of 329
    Steve Jobs' greatest contribution to mankind is not Apple's products or Apple itself.



    Steve Jobs' greatest contribution to mankind is Steve Jobs.



    Thank you Steve for inspiring all of us.



  • Reply 224 of 329
    trumptmantrumptman Posts: 16,464member
    I don't think it inappropriate that many of us old timers see this as truly sad. Steve Jobs was at a stage that regardless of title, ability to put in hours or health, he had the run of things. If he wanted to do a keynote, he would do it. It didn't matter if he was on leave or not. Whatever limited energies and efforts he could have continued to do while on leave would have been gladly accepted.



    Clearly, this means very bad things to me with regard to his health. The whole board thing sounds like a way to not leave the company while clearly being unable to really continue on in any fashion due to health issues.



    Quote:

    No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.



    Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.



    Steve made it pretty clear himself. Death is life's change agent. I truly wish him well and hope for the best.
  • Reply 226 of 329
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tim Dragon View Post


    It is wise for Steve Jobs to exit his role in the company now when it is clear that he has failed...



    You forgot to mention that he was born to an unmarried couple and his father was of Persian decent, then adopted, also a college dropout, fired from Apple, etc, etc.



    What are your credentials? Nada! That's what I thought.
  • Reply 227 of 329
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tim Dragon View Post




    It is wise for Steve Jobs to exit his role in the company now when it is clear that he has failed for the second time (the first time was in home game consoles, the second was handheld game consoles) to take over gaming. Steve Jobs has failed to surpass his original employer, Nolan Bushnell, in influence over video games.



    Meanwhile, dedicated game hardware continues along merrily oblivious to what goes on in Apple.



    You must be a real idiot. He brought a company back from the dead which is now one of the largest and most successful in the world with a massive cash reserve, and he failed? Right. The influence he has had (like him or not) on the tech world is massive.



    Thank you Steve for all you have done.
  • Reply 228 of 329
    Um...what did I miss?



    *gasp*



    No no no no no dont leave us Steve! I'm not ready for a world without you!

    (buries face in palms)

    no...not like this.
  • Reply 229 of 329
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post


    Um...what did I miss?



    *gasp*



    No no no no no dont leave us Steve! I'm not ready for a world without you!

    (buries face in palms)

    no...not like this.



    I am in shock too. I did post just a few days ago it can't go much longer with the CEO of one of the most successful companies on medical leave for almost a year. Guess I was not prepared for my own prediction coming "true", in a way.
  • Reply 230 of 329
    It's like something inside of me DIED.



    Sad sad day.
  • Reply 231 of 329
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
    At my desk at work now crying.
  • Reply 232 of 329
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
    Dedicated To Steve Jobs - The Surface Of The Sun

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QahzbgUVwk



  • Reply 233 of 329
    I just opened a bottle of wine! WHO WANTS TO GET DRUNK WITH ME???!?!!!

  • Reply 234 of 329
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by friedlobster View Post


    i just opened a bottle of wine! Who wants to get drunk with me???!?!!!





    Me



    Play this as you drink. It will help:



    Nuera - Green Cape Sunset (Original Mix)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O6mMJ0dJwU



    Just wait till it hits at 2:30 into the track.
  • Reply 235 of 329
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post


    Me



    Play this as you drink. It will help:



    Nuera - Green Cape Sunset (Original Mix)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O6mMJ0dJwU



    Just wait till it hits at 2:30 into the track.



    i'm watching Pirates of Silicon Valley right now.
  • Reply 236 of 329
    meh 2meh 2 Posts: 149member
    Steve Jobs is amazing on so many levels ... but the one thing that catches my imagination the most is that he has been responsible for validating an entire generation of free thinkers - pariahs at one point in the silicon struggle ? who realized from the start that the paradigm being developed for human interaction with personal computers could be so much better than the uninspired model that was being forced upon us. Thank you, Steve - very well played ... very very well played indeed!
  • Reply 237 of 329
    dlcmhdlcmh Posts: 43member
    I just want to say a big Thank You, Steve Jobs.



    You're a huge inspiration in my life.



    God bless you and your family.
  • Reply 238 of 329
    Steve, on July 28, 1985 you told me Apple was going to change the world and Macintosh would change my life. I believed you, I believed you even after you left, even more so when you returned.



    You said what you were going to and you have done it.



    Job done well.
  • Reply 239 of 329
    meh 2meh 2 Posts: 149member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tim Dragon View Post


    Everyone knows the true reason why Steve Jobs resigned. Apple cannot compete with dedicated handheld gaming devices. What Apple fans are not familiar with is that Steve Jobs was an employee of Atari and received his business training from Atari?s main investor. The Apple II was designed around the video game ?Break-Out? which Wozniak essentially designed. Video games created the personal computer, not the other way around. In the same way, handheld video games created the handheld computers, not the other way around. And despite Steve Jobs?s origins in gaming, his success in media only comes from old media such as movies (Pixar) to music (iPod). Steve Jobs has had the same exact effect on video games as Bill Gates: none. Aside from providing computer hardware that can also play video games, the nature of video games has been unchanged and uninfluenced by Jobs.



    It is wise for Steve Jobs to exit his role in the company now when it is clear that he has failed for the second time (the first time was in home game consoles, the second was handheld game consoles) to take over gaming. Steve Jobs has failed to surpass his original employer, Nolan Bushnell, in influence over video games.



    Meanwhile, dedicated game hardware continues along merrily oblivious to what goes on in Apple.



    It is perhaps the most telling trait of the human race that there exists within its multifold matrix a truly bewildering mix of alternative perspectives that might be brought to bear upon any one point of consideration. The range of diversity with respect to these perspectives - the unflinchingly manifest scope of varieties available - only speaks to the nature of the source being heard in the Great Conversation that ensues.



    This quote above is a particularly noteworthy one - suitable for framing and a museum quality example of the

    paradigm.
  • Reply 240 of 329
    alfiejralfiejr Posts: 1,524member
    i'm sure many have said already, just to note that Apple's 2012 products are already in final or very advanced planning, and its 2013 products are at least in draft form. all under Jobs' direction. and no doubt there is also a 5 year Apple roadmap, with even a 10 year vision that he has approved.



    Jobs can never be replaced. but he built the best team in the world to execute his vision, and so we will see many more fantastic Apple products in the foreseeable future.



    his only equal in the history of consumer technology is Thomas Edison, and his enterprise legacy - General Electric - is still going strong after well over a century.
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