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RIP, Steve Jobs.

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RIP, Steve Jobs.

Postby Petro » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:50 pm

I probably should have put this here instead of the tech forum.

http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/

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Re: RIP, Steve Jobs.

Postby pjbogart » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:00 pm

Ordinarily, I try to take a person's death as a reason to celebrate life. When Dennis Hopper died, I bought a six pack of (Fuck Heinekin!) Pabst Blue Ribbon! and watched Blue Velvet. Steve Jobs passing gives me a bit more pause because I found out last week that my mother's husband (Mark) has been diagnosed with stage four cancer. He's not really a father figure to me, my mother married him when I was a freshman in college, but he's been a fixture at holidays for the past 20 years and I consider him a close friend. The doctors told him he's got about a year to live, he has tumors throughout his vertebrae and in his brain and while they may be able to extend his life a bit, the treatment will make what little life he has left quite miserable. I can't even imagine facing a decision like that.

Steve Jobs lost his battle with cancer after many years of fighting and it seems a shame that we can spend so much money designing weapons used to kill other human beings yet complain about the cost and ethics of research designed to save lives. While Mark's cancer was caught too late to realistically do anything about it, someday perhaps we'll devise methods of saving the lives of the Steve Jobs of the world. But it will require a reworking of our priorities.
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Re: RIP, Steve Jobs.

Postby Lily » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:03 am

My heart goes out to you and your family PJ. Consider yourself hugged.

Yes, we need to spend more time researching ways to improve the quality of our lives, not spend it finding out how many more ways we can blow our enemies into kingdom come...

I'm not sure how well the creative genius department will fare at Apple now that Steve Jobs has died but I think they'll continue on. He died much too young. He also left a huge legacy that they'll be writing about for years.
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Re: RIP, Steve Jobs.

Postby Shorty » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:59 am

Job's was adopted. His biological parents met at UW. His dad, Abdulfattah John Jandali, was a UW prof. Interesting article here:

http://www.thestar.com/business/article ... o-meet-him
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Re: RIP, Steve Jobs.

Postby narcoleptish » Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:19 am

Note on his office door: iLeft


Too soon?
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Re: RIP, Steve Jobs.

Postby Petro » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:41 am

narcoleptish wrote:Note on his office door: iLeft


Too soon?


That'd have been timely when he officially resigned as CEO. Now it just makes you sound ignorant.
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Re: RIP, Steve Jobs.

Postby bdog » Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:32 pm

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Re: RIP, Steve Jobs.

Postby narcoleptish » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:12 am

Petro wrote:
That'd have been timely when he officially resigned as CEO. Now it just makes you sound ignorant.


Ignorant of what? Callous maybe..

Either way, go stick it in your apps.
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