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Post by Ferdinand Brixius on Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:21 am

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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.

Jobs stepped down in August as chief executive of the company he helped set up in 1976, citing illness. He had been battling an unusual form of pancreatic cancer, and had received a liver transplant in 2009.

Jobs wrote in his letter of resignation: "I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come."

Apple released a statement paying tribute: "Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives … The world is immeasurably better because of Steve."

Bill Gates, the former chief executive of Microsoft, said in a statement that he was "truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs's death". He added: "The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come.

"For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it's been an insanely great honour. I will miss Steve immensely."

He is survived by his wife, Laurene, and four children. In a statement his family said Jobs "died peacefully today surrounded by his family … We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief".

Jobs was one of the pioneers of Silicon Valley and helped establish the region's claim as the global centre of technology. He founded Apple with his childhood friend Steve Wozniak, and the two marketed what was considered the world's first personal computer, the Apple II.

He was ousted in a bitter boardroom battle in 1985, a move that he later claimed was the best thing that could have happened to him. Jobs went on to buy Pixar, the company behind some of the biggest animated hits in cinema history including Toy Story, Cars and Finding Nemo.

He returned to Apple 11 years later when it was being written off by rivals. What followed was one of the most remarkable comebacks in business history.

Apple was briefly the most valuable company in the world earlier this year, knocking oil giant Exxon Mobil off the top spot. The company produces $65.2bn a year in revenue compared with $7.1bn in its business year ending September 1997.

Starting with his brightly coloured iMacs, Jobs went on to launch hit after hit transformed personal computing.

Then came the success of the iPod, which revolutionised the music industry, leading to a collapse in CD sales and making Jobs one of the most powerful voices in an industry he loved.

His firm was named in homage to the Beatles' record label, Apple. But the borrowing was permitted on the basis that the computing firm would stay out of music. After the success of the iPod the two Apples became engaged in a lengthy legal battle which finally ended last year when the Beatles allowed iTunes to start selling their back catalogue.

Jobs's remarkable capacity to spot what people wanted next came without the aid of market research or focus groups.

"For something this complicated, it's really hard to design products by focus groups," he once said. "A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them."

Jobs initially hid his illness but his startling weight loss started to unnerve his investors. He took a six-month medical leave of absence in 2009, during which he received a liver transplant, and another medical leave of absence in mid-January before stepping down as chief executive in August.

Jobs leaves an estimated $8.3bn, but he often dismissed others' interest in his wealth. "Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful … that's what matters to me."
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Re: R.I.P Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Post by Nazz on Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:27 am



Princess Nazz and the rest of The Herd honor the death of one of the greatest computer geniuses to enter the software and hardware market.

May he rest with peace.
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Re: R.I.P Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Post by Sam Andersun on Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:43 am

RIP Steve you were amazing.


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Re: R.I.P Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Post by Ferdinand Brixius on Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:47 am

Sam Andersun wrote:I guess you could say, this Mac just went obsolete YEAAAAAA.

Why are you so disrespectful?
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Post by Sam Andersun on Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:39 am

Didn't mean it to be disrespectful, I suppose it was a little too soon. Deleted.
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Re: R.I.P Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Post by Sonerin on Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:46 am

Nazz wrote:

Princess Nazz and the rest of The Herd honor the death of one of the greatest computer geniuses to enter the software and hardware market.

May he rest with peace.

Can you stop waving your fetish everywhere already? Peter told you to keep it in The Herd thread.

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Re: R.I.P Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Post by Ferdinand Brixius on Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:48 am

Nazz wrote:

Princess Nazz and the rest of The Herd honor the death of one of the greatest computer geniuses to enter the software and hardware market.

May he rest with peace.

What Sonerin said. And, stop trolling the fucking forum with this bullshit 'MLP'. It was made for 5 YEAR OLDS. Unless your retarded or you ARE an highly-intelligent 5 year old (which I really fucking doubt), pack this shit in, keep it in the fucking 'Herd' thread.

I apologize for my flame, but this 'MLP' stuff pisses me off.
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Re: R.I.P Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Post by Samara on Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:22 am

R.I.P Steve.


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Re: R.I.P Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Post by Peter Greenson on Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:23 am



Toodles ya tyrant.
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Re: R.I.P Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Post by Ferdinand Brixius on Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:28 am

Peter wrote:

Toodles ya tyrant.

Eh? Oh you deleted their thread.. You just starteda war Peter :s:s:s
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Re: R.I.P Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Post by Sam Akabara on Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:20 pm

There are only two kinds of people who get annoyed at MLP. People with unexplained anger problems probably due to a result of being beaten as a child/sexually molested and peopole who are clearly way too serious for the internet.

On topic:

RIP steve jobs.
I wish the rest of you understood what his death means for the industry.

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Post by Ray on Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:52 pm

R.I.P Steve, the man who changed the world.
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Post by Sean Phelps on Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:51 pm

RIP Steve, the man who has changed the whole world.. and saved my ass from getting a F in History.. :p

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Re: R.I.P Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Post by Jamie Steel on Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:10 pm

Cleaned the topic up, removed all useless shit. And I will continue to remove such shit if I come across it, so don't make me waste my time.

It's a shame he died before the release of the Human CentiPad Sad
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Re: R.I.P Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Post by Terry Winston on Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:43 pm

God dam i wanted the centipad that really would change the world Very Happy

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Re: R.I.P Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Post by Simon Bourne on Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:31 am

Peter wrote:

Toodles ya tyrant.

Lol, took the words right out of my mouth...except for the Australia part >_>

On Topic: Mneh...neh...bleh..

It's not like ...a book writer or famous scientist died...it's just a guy that created shitty electronics and even shittier movies... (Toy Story.)
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Post by Terry Winston on Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:40 am

Romeo i wouldn't say anything bad about mister jobs apple is like a cult its follower are how you say devoted there the kinda folk you dont want knocking at ur door XD

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Re: R.I.P Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Post by Simon Bourne on Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:45 am

machete wrote:Romeo i wouldn't say anything bad about mister jobs apple is like a cult its follower are how you say devoted there the kinda folk you dont want knocking at ur door XD

LOL they're going to throw their iPods at me! Oh no!

ROFL, anyways, it's still a sad moment in history, the death of a giant of electronics.

But i still don't get why does the people make such a fuss about it, i mean, it's just a computer guy...
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Re: R.I.P Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Post by Sam Akabara on Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:55 am

RomeKovz wrote:
machete wrote:Romeo i wouldn't say anything bad about mister jobs apple is like a cult its follower are how you say devoted there the kinda folk you dont want knocking at ur door XD

LOL they're going to throw their iPods at me! Oh no!

ROFL, anyways, it's still a sad moment in history, the death of a giant of electronics.

But i still don't get why does the people make such a fuss about it, i mean, it's just a computer guy...

You...You ned...To...No...You cannot know..You can never know...The...Shockwave..The effect this will have in the next decade...

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Re: R.I.P Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Post by Simon Bourne on Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:01 am

Moriarty wrote:
RomeKovz wrote:
machete wrote:Romeo i wouldn't say anything bad about mister jobs apple is like a cult its follower are how you say devoted there the kinda folk you dont want knocking at ur door XD

LOL they're going to throw their iPods at me! Oh no!

ROFL, anyways, it's still a sad moment in history, the death of a giant of electronics.

But i still don't get why does the people make such a fuss about it, i mean, it's just a computer guy...

You...You ned...To...No...You cannot know..You can never know...The...Shockwave..The effect this will have in the next decade...

Dear Jesus!....

101010101001110100010101001010101 OMFG the system is crashing...
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Re: R.I.P Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Post by Sam Akabara on Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:05 am

RomeKovz wrote:
Moriarty wrote:
RomeKovz wrote:
machete wrote:Romeo i wouldn't say anything bad about mister jobs apple is like a cult its follower are how you say devoted there the kinda folk you dont want knocking at ur door XD

LOL they're going to throw their iPods at me! Oh no!

ROFL, anyways, it's still a sad moment in history, the death of a giant of electronics.

But i still don't get why does the people make such a fuss about it, i mean, it's just a computer guy...

You...You ned...To...No...You cannot know..You can never know...The...Shockwave..The effect this will have in the next decade...

Dear Jesus!....

101010101001110100010101001010101 OMFG the system is crashing...


That..Is not relevant...

Also, wtf does ª�* have to do with ANYTHING?

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Re: R.I.P Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Post by Simon Bourne on Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:07 am

Moriarty wrote:
RomeKovz wrote:
Moriarty wrote:
RomeKovz wrote:
machete wrote:Romeo i wouldn't say anything bad about mister jobs apple is like a cult its follower are how you say devoted there the kinda folk you dont want knocking at ur door XD

LOL they're going to throw their iPods at me! Oh no!

ROFL, anyways, it's still a sad moment in history, the death of a giant of electronics.

But i still don't get why does the people make such a fuss about it, i mean, it's just a computer guy...

You...You ned...To...No...You cannot know..You can never know...The...Shockwave..The effect this will have in the next decade...

Dear Jesus!....

101010101001110100010101001010101 OMFG the system is crashing...


That..Is not relevant...

Also, wtf does ª�* have to do with ANYTHING?

If you play it backwards it says "YVAN EHT NIOOOOJ" ....you'll see what i mean, soon..
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Re: R.I.P Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Post by Matt Mercer on Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:46 am

I'll never buy another Ipod again =/
RIP Steve Jobs.
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Re: R.I.P Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Post by Simon Bourne on Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:05 am

Mercer wrote:I'll never buy another Ipod again =/
RIP Steve Jobs.

iPhone. Achieved with groundbreaking technology.
iPhone3G. Achieved by just painting the iPhone in other colors.
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Re: R.I.P Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Post by Matt Mercer on Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:27 am

RomeKovz wrote:
Mercer wrote:I'll never buy another Ipod again =/
RIP Steve Jobs.

iPhone. Achieved with groundbreaking technology.
iPhone3G. Achieved by just painting the iPhone in other colors.

Not true... Better memory better battery. better graphics card and processor along with external speakers and better wifi abilities. sure it looks the same, but why try and fix what's not broken
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