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Still getting over it. I've seen many posts from friends and strangers alike on how Steve and Apple changed their lives; I know mine went from from being a mainframe-hating computer avoider to being deeply involved in many areas of the information technology industry after being Welcomed to Macintosh in 1985.

Here are a few things I've seen I'd like to pass on:

"Without Steve, none of my work on macosxhints.com, at Macworld, or Many Tricks would have come to pass. RIP, Steve; you changed the world." -- Rob Griffiths.

A memorial: Steve and the Apple Logo.

A Sad Mac.

An ad from the 'Here's to the Crazy Ones' campaign, this one made in 1997 but not aired. Narrated by Steve himself, who has a place with all those other difference makers.

See you all tomorrow with the usual stuff. Feel free to share thoughts and memories in the comments.
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Authored by: varcos on Oct 06, '11 08:07:59AM

Steve Jobs brought quality into all our lives. He made design and human centered interfaces a necessity for a product instead of an afterthought. Then, once he made it work well, he put it into a beautiful package, no matter where you saw it from.

I remember my first experience with the Mac, it was 1984 and I was 11 years old. My parents accidentally left me at a computer store that I walked over to to see the new Macintosh computer that had just been released. Two hours later when they came to get me they were amazed at what I had been able to make with MacPaint in that time. My Dad bought the Mac on the spot.

Twenty three years later in 2007 my brothers and I watched Steve Jobs unveil the iPhone at the MacWorld expo. We were amazed at the insanely great device that we were witnessing. It completely blew us away and we hadn't even used it yet. His passion and desire to get these things into peoples hands was infectious.

When my business partner and I created our company, The Rocket Science Group and later our product MailChimp.com, We always tried to merge technology and design and to make our products simple to use. This desire was because of our experience on the Macintosh and Steve Jobs philosophy on ease of use. Steve Jobs was able to make rocket science easy to use and that's what we tried to do as well.

He's changed our world in more ways than any of us can ever imagine and the world will miss what changes he won't make since he was taken from us way too soon.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, his Apple family, and the world.

Rest in Peace Steve



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Authored by: BlackjackJoe on Oct 06, '11 10:12:16AM

I was shocked, but not surprised when I heard the news yesterday. We all knew it was just a matter of time, but it seemed like it just came out of the blue.

Steve Jobs will be missed by many people around the world. His leadership and vision were unequaled. It was his artistic side that helped give us products that not only work well, but look good doing it.



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Authored by: tom larkin on Oct 06, '11 10:31:10AM

It is quite awesome when you look at the cascading impact of Mr. Jobs and the Macintosh world. If Jobs hadn't grabbed NeXT and brought it back to Apple, Mac OS X hints wouldn't be the site that it is today. I have been a member of this site for a long, long time. This site has been a great asset to me professionally. My knowledge, skills, and application of them has grown thanks to this site. So, if it wasn't for Jobs this site wouldn't be what it is, and if it wasn't for this site I would have lost out on all the knowledge I have gained from it.

It truly is amazing how one thing affects another, and they all somehow coalesce in the end. While, I cannot say I have liked or agreed with every idea Apple or Jobs has had, I will not with a doubt argue that man had a special talent. He was definitely an innovator, and hopefully Apple will keep innovating for years to come.

RIP Steve

-tom



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Authored by: ctierney on Oct 06, '11 10:52:32AM

http://xkcd.com/961/ Don't forget to hover over the image.



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Authored by: slb on Oct 06, '11 11:19:36AM

Thank you.



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Authored by: xplora on Oct 06, '11 12:57:04PM

Tweeted by 9to5mac:

It seems obvious now, that this was about him.

i.imgur.com/18UqD.jpg

(Thanks)



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Authored by: petersconsult on Oct 07, '11 04:13:11AM

i love this poem, and i think it really applies to S.J.:

"My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends
It gives a lovely light!"
Edna St. Vincent Millay



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