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  1. says

    I’m very sad about this. The coolest, most functional things I’ve ever owned has either come directly from the reign of Jobs or from products inspired by his work. He will certainly be remembered forever.

  2. Joey Y says

    An awful loss for someone whose driving force in life was to explain to people that imagination could accomplish greatness if we only believe. And a longtime friend to our own community as well.

  3. QJ201 says

    RIP Steve, as I sit here on my iMac desktop, with my Macbook, iPhone and iPad sitting around my desk!

    BUT I expect more from an LGBT blog. Yes Steve’s passing is being widely reported, however it should be mentioned, at least on this blog, that Apple has been a pro-gay company for a very long time…all during Steve Jobs second tenure at Apple.

  4. Nathan says

    Sad to see that the world has lost such a great man whose influence will be felt for much than his short life here on Earth.The excerpt of his speech given at Stanford should be the rallying mantra of the LGBT community.

  5. ratbastard says

    What a intriguing [and inspirational] background and life Mr. Jobs had. You gotta love a person who has experienced life’s ups and downs, and managed in the end to far surpass low expectations.

    That said: I’m not a particular fan of Apple products. Mr. Jobs turned his products into cult-like status symbols primarily through good marketing, and Mr. Jobs single minded ruthless business model. The man took great risks, failed miserably on multiple occasions, before finally the epic success of his second tenure at Apple. But these products aren’t IMO the most technologically innovative. You’d be better off with a PC running Linux. And have a lot more $ in your pocket. ALL Apple products are very over-priced and offer poor value, IMO.

    And we can save discussion of Mr. Jobs INFAMOUS bad behavior towards for and day.

  6. AladinSane says

    My condolences to his family and friends but I will not mourn his loss. His commencement address would have more honestly read:

    “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life (unless its my idea of how to live it),” Jobs said. “Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking (unless its mine in which case you should praise me). Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice (oh wait, except for mine because I’m your Big Brother). And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition (while I harass and abuse my employees, outsource jobs to companies that overwork their employees till they commit suicide, and generally act like an ass in my personal life). They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary (including the aforementioned heart).”

  7. says

    I used to work for Apple and remain a Certified Apple Software and Hardware Engineer to this day. I met Steve Jobs in the mid 90’s attending an Apple Seminar and was representing IBM as The OS/2 Guy. OS/2 was IBM’s premier operating system, every ATM in America used/relied on OS/2 back then. When IBM dropped OS/2 I walked into Apple looking for a job and was hired on the spot. I spent four years with them and remain a devout Apple enthusiast. It was and remains a wonderful place to work. There isn’t an Apple product we don’t own. (I’ve never known Microsoft anything.)

    Greg and I saw Mr. Jobs maybe a week after he had resigned from Apple. He was coming out of a medical clinic, walking, tho’ being helped by an attendant. He was but a stick of the man I had first met years ago.

    It is very hard to lose icons but even harder to lose friends.

  8. Rovex says

    Its sad and it is a horrible disease, but as someone immune to the Apples charms I’ll just get on with my day.

    For me Bill Gates is much more important, he was the one who REALLY changed the world and really brought computers to the masses. Like windows or not its infinitely more important that anything Apple make. Lets not forget the Gates Foundation either. Apple is certainly no less ‘evil’ than Microsoft, these days far more. I’d morn Gates, but Jobs, not really.

  9. EJ says

    What vision and creative thinking, we were very fortunate to have you on this planet for evan this very brief period of time.

    God be with you Steve you were and are an inspiration to all of us.

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