Since: Apr 2004
Posted: Thursday the 6th October 2011 at 17:07
Steve Jobs RIP
Steve Jobs, billionaire co-founder of Apple and the mastermind behind an empire of products that revolutionised computing, telephony and the music industry, has died in California at the age of 56.
I know you guys have probably all already read this elsewhere but wanted to post a RIP thread on AIL.
A quote from Steve Jobs at his Stanford University commencement ceremony speech in 2005.
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.
Because 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.
A sad loss for the entire planet IMO.
All In London IT Department
Since: May 2007
Posted: Friday the 7th October 2011 at 16:10
Cancer is a bitch. The 'good' side is he accomplished something in the time he had. For some it's having children, for others it's developing technology and being part of Pixar.
(sent from my iPhone)
Since: Jan 2006
Posted: Monday the 10th October 2011 at 09:05
He seemed like such a down to earth persistant genius who believed in his ideas and through hard work and continuous improvement, made others realise their massive potential too. It's always soo very sad when someone dies before their time, but even more so when they have had such a big and IMO positive effect on so many people. RIP Steve...
Since: Oct 2009
Posted: Monday the 17th October 2011 at 17:21
You know..such a strange fact: I went to my work when I heard about Steve Jobs's death..Then in our office I told to my same-aged-colleagues about this sad news, they understood me... Our older colleagues told us:"oh! was he a famous actor or musician??" We answered that he was the first man who assembled customary PC...Our 'grannies' didn't understand of our sadness: he was not an actor, he was not a scandalous celebrity or singer...He was a "simple" man.
That moment I felt a GREAT difference between interests of our generations..may be you don't think that it is an incredible fact, but that moment it was so sharp feeling!!...
an alien) sorry for mistakes)))
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