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I personally disliked the guy for his attitude, and the way he did business, him and his company, but there's no denying that he made a huge impact in the tech industry, regardless of how he conducted himself or his business. The fact that he was so young, and that it happened all of a sudden makes it even more shocking. Apple fan for a day.

R I P

He was born with a 55 (1955) and ended with 11 (2011)

He was a leader who wanted to b First By creating thing that would help the world......

Hats off to Him.....

Have you all noticed how some people are rejoicing at Job's death. It's rather sad actually. No matter how much you hate him, he was still a human being and the passing of anyone is a loss to the universe.

Sad that somebody died. Always a sad thing. Yes he was a man who had less fortune than most when he was born. He founded and help grow a massive company. He made a lot of money. He is to be applauded for that.

But too much "sainthood" type behaviour going on from some commentators. It's a bit distasteful. He is being credited for inventions he didn't create. People are conveniently forgetting (or genuinely don't know) that he was heavily suspected of fraud in the early 2000's. Others point to his less than stellar philanthropy over the years. I personally don't have a problem with that but the point is he maybe isn't as great as some people are thinking.

Edited by Sandor, Oct 6 2011, 9:45pm :

technikal said,
Sad that somebody died. Always a sad thing. Yes he was a man who had less fortune than most when he was born. He founded and help grow a massive company. He made a lot of money. He is to be applauded for that.

But too much "sainthood" type behaviour going on from some commentators. It's a bit distasteful. He is being credited for inventions he didn't create. People are conveniently forgetting (or genuinely don't know) that he was heavily suspected of fraud in the early 2000's. Others point to his less than stellar philanthropy over the years. I personally don't have a problem with that but the point is he maybe isn't as great as some people are thinking.

So many people said of Edison regarding his treatment to Tesla, when the sum of your actions far outreaches your wrong doings you get to be called an extraordinary man, remember that you are using a PC the product he had to fight to get in every house cause they ridicule him for thinking it was more than just an office appliance, probably you have laughed with computer animated pictures the movies no one thought had the quality of a hand draw one, those two things are enough to get called a genius....ohh I almost forgot he was also the head of Apple.

Sucks that a bright mind has passed. Never was a fan of apple but he did do groundbreaking things for the industry, I'm sure he's gonna be missed. Not sure how Apple's stock will react to this on wallstreet but people talk about how Apples gonna fail well this country and world cant afford that.

I have never owned an Apple product nor am I likely to but what's clear is that this is a very sad day for technology R.I.P

RIP Steve...

As a child of 80's, i dreamt a lot... Though i couldn't fulfill my dreams for myself, one man did and it was you.

Thanks for that...

I have to admit I have never bought an apple product in my life, but I won't argue how brilliant he was. I personally won't miss him, but I did feel a sense of sadness when I read he passed. I hope he is doing well, were ever he is and pray that his family and friends are doing well.

That being sad I don't understand why the internet is erupting with people balling over his death. Millions of young individuals die every day to protect our freedom, I can't remember a single Marine or Soldier that died in the line of duty getting the same type of press coverage as Steve Jobs passing is getting.

Again I hope his family and friends are doing well, but honestly he hasn't made this crazy profound difference that everyone is making out to be his legacy...except for maybe Pixar, but that's stretching it.

My job is a Mac OS X developer. Without Steve Jobs, I wouldn't be working where I am now, and I wouldn't have met all of the wonderful friends that I have here. My life would literally be completely different to what it is now without Steve Jobs.

*That* is why people are "balling" about it.

iKenndac said,
My job is a Mac OS X developer. Without Steve Jobs, I wouldn't be working where I am now, and I wouldn't have met all of the wonderful friends that I have here. My life would literally be completely different to what it is now without Steve Jobs.

*That* is why people are "balling" about it.

To take the first comment in question, had the young fighters not died beforehand in lets say WW2, you wouldnt be typing on a mac or any pc for that matter.

A sad day.
I will miss him. I dont see anybody be half the man he was at his position.
And i only wish i can be half the CEO he was at Apple.

Pathetic ****ing world we live in.....

Micheal Jackson dies, every news network has information on it.

Steve Jobs dies, NOTHING. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

If if wasnt were Steve Jobs and others like himself, most news stations wouldnt be using their little ****ty OSX to mount quick video clips and picture clips.

Absolutely disgusting.

htcz said,
Pathetic ****ing world we live in.....

Micheal Jackson dies, every news network has information on it.

Steve Jobs dies, NOTHING. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

If if wasnt were Steve Jobs and others like himself, most news stations wouldnt be using their little ****ty OSX to mount quick video clips and picture clips.

Absolutely disgusting.

The news even interrupted our regular scheduled programing to announce it.

htcz said,
Pathetic ****ing world we live in.....

Micheal Jackson dies, every news network has information on it.

Steve Jobs dies, NOTHING. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

If if wasnt were Steve Jobs and others like himself, most news stations wouldnt be using their little ****ty OSX to mount quick video clips and picture clips.

Absolutely disgusting.

Do you even have cable?

SuperHans said,
I heard everyone at Apple lost their jobs today.

Chuckle... :-P

But yeah, RIP. Not one of my favorite people, but a visionary none the less. He was a dreamer, and I salute his accomplishments.

He may be forever gone, but never forgotten.

Mr.Ed

guru said,
Today we all are Apple fans.. RIP

No. We are Steve Jobs fans.

Because If Apple dies, Im glad. Jobs dead does not make me glad at all.

Thats the difference.

Many hated him and many loved him. He was a controversial figure for sure. But what's indisputable is that Steve Jobs was a great man, a testament of man's will, a man who gave a lot to mankind and left a huge footprint in history. RIP Steve.

I will post this date in my head to remind myself that I've lived the golden time of the technology when Steve Jobs and few other men have changed the world.

Good Bye Steve.

Not a fan of Apple and I will not be.

A sad day for the world. I would REALLY like to see an article from Neowin showing the interaction of Steve and Bill, as well as Apple and Microsoft. Where they worked together, where they collaborated. When they fought and what effect that happened. It would make for a very interesting read.

the world will no longer be same, it will miss the greatest visionary & innovator. Rest in peace Steve. You were the best CEO of our times.

Rest in Peace Steve, we all feel as we knew you personally.

You will still be part of us with every iPad, mac, ipod,ipad we touch.

It is still hard to accept that he is gone a person who had an amazing vision for technology. You will be missed Steve Jobs R.I.P.

Byron_Hinson said,
Great visionary, technology won't be the same without him.

The show will go on no matter what. Sure Steve Jobs changed the world, but not everything. There will still room for next Steve Jobs. RIP. Now, this is time for the new.

It's truly amazing to see just how important he was to the world, after his death. Within 5 minutes of the original announcement, half of everyone I knew online knew about it. There were also articles on websites with hastily written obituaries and comments on Twitter from big names. It was astounding just how hard and fast his death hit the internet.

RIP to one of the greatest visionaries and minds of the past half century of IT.

Rest in Peace, Steve. You will be missed probably more than even you could imagine. We will always remember the amazaing advances, and innovation you brought to the computer and consumer electronics industry. Steve was an amazing Innovator, Visionary, Genious, and Inventor. Thanks for everything Steve.

for me, the only true response to steve passing, is from bill gates, they were bold rivals, but also completed each other, perfectly.

just watch the joint interview on youtube, you see how much steve appreciated bill, and vice versa.