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Goodbye Steve Jobs

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by DinhRose, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    Well the founder of Apple just pass away at age 56. He really did embodied the american spirit of inginuity and capitalism. Sad to see him go
     
  2. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    R.I.P. Mr smart guy. Sad indeed.
     
  3. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    wow he was just about to retire too. Not that i liked him but you have to admire what his inginuity in his company achieved
     
  4. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Meh.
     
  5. FMJ 911

    FMJ 911 Snohomish, Washington Active Member

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    Gee, that's just too bad. most of my Electronic devices are based on his ideas.
     
  6. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    I figured his days were very numbered when he stepped down as CEO. They made some cool stuff and put out some truly revolutionary products. I'm not a huge Apple fan but can respect what he did.
     
  7. B-Towner

    B-Towner Western Washington Member

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    I don't own any Apple products, and have probably gone out of my way to buy the products of his competitors. Having said that, Jobs was unequaled in industrial design and marketing. No contemporary comes close.
     
  8. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    I was never a huge apple fan either but Steve jobs and apple did a couple of amazing things. Apple revolutionized the cell phone market based by piggy backing a cellphone on their ipods. Touch screens were around for almost 10 years at the time but they were worthless and didn't appeal to the market all that much. Also the ipod has one focus and that was to embrace the digital age of music rather than competing with CD's. Apple essentially brought the cell phone focus back to the US as opposed to Japan and Europe. Consequently, the overwhelming success of the iphone gave rise to more touch screen based phones with a heavy emphasis on mobile data transfer.

    So in theory without Steve and Apple we would not have the Android platform. Apple's vision and products forced the stale cell phone, music, and computereindustry into creating better products.

    Think back 10 years and if someone told you the most popular cell phone in the world was designed by an american company you would laugh.
     
  9. lonegunman

    lonegunman Eastern Washington Active Member

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    Billions of dollars and still would not listen to the best doctors money can buy. Brilliant,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,but not that bright.