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#1 +Chicane-UK

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:26

Another nice little article by BBC News about Steve Jobs and Apple...

http://www.bbc.co.uk...nology-19834594


Silicon Valley still hasn't recovered from this loss.

Yeah, it's trying. Larry Page and Sergey Brin over at Google are building self-driving cars and fantastic new wearable computers, but I'm left wondering how Jobs would look at those efforts and find a way to improve them.

Yes, I do wonder if Apple would have released its maps feature in such an early state.




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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:57

wow.. Robert Scoble, an Apple suckup missing Jobs. What a shocker /s.

He's all sad that Apple is getting worse and worse. Scoble doesn't represent Silicon Valley nor does anyone really miss Steve Jobs.
We have a lot of innovation and things are moving faster than ever and the only ones who are trying to slow that progress are, are Apple and it's current people who are going by Jobsian emotional outbursts and pettiness legacy. Aside from BS keynotes, not sure what we are really missing.

I sure don't miss him at all.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:54

nor does anyone really miss Steve Jobs.


Hmm ... I hope people say the same about you when you're dead :D LOL!

Seriously, you're narrow minded. But too narrow minded for me to waste time trying to explain to you why you're wrong :)

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:00

You don't give a **** about Jobs but you still take the time to come here and troll ;) Immature if you ask me

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:01

I hope people say the same about you when you're dead


I sincerely hope that people I never met don't have any opinion on me when I'm gone!

Seriously, you're narrow minded. But too narrow minded for me to waste time trying to explain to you why you're wrong


Non-argument and a cop-out in one sentence!

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:05

wow.. Robert Scoble, an Apple suckup missing Jobs. What a shocker /s.

He's all sad that Apple is getting worse and worse. Scoble doesn't represent Silicon Valley nor does anyone really miss Steve Jobs.
We have a lot of innovation and things are moving faster than ever and the only ones who are trying to slow that progress are, are Apple and it's current people who are going by Jobsian emotional outbursts and pettiness legacy. Aside from BS keynotes, not sure what we are really missing.

I sure don't miss him at all.


Classy, as ever. I'm not sure it is quite as black and white as that. People have good and bad attributes - and you do too. So what was good was lost, it is as simple as that.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:08

Lets get a bit more honesty and a little less iNostalgia in here. The guy was an arrogant, lying sack of crap. He WAS an innovator in his earlier years, but in the last 5 or so years he became a despot who drove the company direction based upon paranoia, greed and ego.

Does Silicon Valley miss him? I'd argue that they lament his passing, but he stood firmly in the way of innovation that he didn't control. I VERY much doubt he is missed by the valley as a general rule!

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:08

Apple put up a Steve Jobs tribute video on www.apple.com.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:12

So after writing this:

I sincerely hope that people I never met don't have any opinion on me when I'm gone!


I assume you wrote this because you knew the man?

Lets get a bit more honesty and a little less iNostalgia in here. The guy was an arrogant, lying sack of crap. He WAS an innovator in his earlier years, but in the last 5 or so years he became a despot who drove the company direction based upon paranoia, greed and ego.

Does Silicon Valley miss him? I'd argue that they lament his passing, but he stood firmly in the way of innovation that he didn't control. I VERY much doubt he is missed by the valley as a general rule!



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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:25

I assume you wrote this because you knew the man?



Based upon news, biography and so on yes. HE was a public figure, I am not.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:30

wow.. Robert Scoble, an Apple suckup missing Jobs. What a shocker /s.

He's all sad that Apple is getting worse and worse. Scoble doesn't represent Silicon Valley nor does anyone really miss Steve Jobs.
We have a lot of innovation and things are moving faster than ever and the only ones who are trying to slow that progress are, are Apple and it's current people who are going by Jobsian emotional outbursts and pettiness legacy. Aside from BS keynotes, not sure what we are really missing.

I sure don't miss him at all.


Mature comment as ever from Androids front man of Neowin.
Aside from Apple Steve Jobs contributed to other projects and industries. Pixar ring any bells? Toy story, that was rubbish was it?
From what do know (which isn't much because I never met him and I bet neither did you) the guy was a legend and an arse at the same time. But such tunneled vision of always thinking you are right does create masterpieces at times.
It also encourages the likes of Samsung or Google to make their OS / Hardware better just to beat the man that was so easy to hate! Hate inspires innovation in competitors, so that part of him whether you realise it or not will be missed.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:37

So Jobs was a ****ty human being...why are we missing him?

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:56

No wonder he's missed in Silicon Valley. He really was irreplaceable. It'd be hard to find as good a village idiot with so many smart people around.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:58

I don't think Steve Jobs affected my life in such a way that I hated the guy.

But then again he DID indirectly give us Finding Nemo. ... Grrrr. :rofl:

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:01

I'd class this news the same as an article mourning the loss of L. Ron Hubbard written by Tom Cruise.