Discuss: Steve Jobs

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October 7, 2011 at 06:07:31
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about the tragic passing of Steve Jobs. Discuss here how you think he revolutionized the computer industry, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.


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October 7, 2011 at 07:21:34
The guy knew how to take a product and make it popular.

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And that's all I have to say about that.

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October 7, 2011 at 11:33:22
I want to make some sort of stupid apple or ipod joke here but it just wouldn't be appropriate.

I will say this. I wish the media would let go of it already. Not that I have ill will for anyone just think his family knows he's gone. They don't need to be reminded 100 times a day.

From what I have read about him I don't see this all seeing visionary the press is pushing. That isn't to say that many things he had a hand in creating haven't changed our lives in some way shape or form.

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October 7, 2011 at 12:16:24
I agree with Shelbyclan. I don't think Steve jobs was a visionary at all. He was a shrewd marketing machine. He was very good at making people believe that his new inventions were the greatest thing since sliced bread. I watched a few shows on the life of Steve Jobs. In his early days his partner was a guy named Wozniak. Woz was the electronics guy and Jobs was the promoter. In their first deal, he was paid to come up with a better board for, I believe it was Atari. Woz threw one together in two weeks. It sold and Jobs promptly screwed Woz out of his share of the money. I will give him credit for saving Macintosh with his new ideas. I personally don't use anything Mac. I think the products are highly over rated and definitely overpriced. But, that's just my opinion. I'm sorry for his family for the loss of a loved one. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what becomes of the company now. I don't think I would rush out and buy stock yet.

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October 7, 2011 at 18:49:18
I agree with shelbyclan as well. When talking about visionaries in relation to computers, love him or hate him, there is really only one name that comes to mind.

Having said that, 56 is no age to at all to be shuffling of this mortal coil. To die at what is really a young age is a tragedy for everyone, not least of all his family and friends. One can only speculate as to what might have happened if he had another 20 years.


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October 8, 2011 at 09:18:17
"Having said that, 56 is no age to at all to be shuffling of this mortal coil. To die at what is really a young age is a tragedy for everyone"

Where i live so many people don't reach 50. even if u manage to reach 50 u will have many unCurable diseases(BP, diabetes, you name them).

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October 8, 2011 at 10:30:35
I suggest you read up on the "great" Steve Jobs before immortalizing him. grasshopper touched on just one of the "screw jobs" over his illustrious climb to the top. Do some googling about the Foxconn concentration camps that manufacture iPads & iPhones - some 300,000 workers toiling 70+ hrs a week for less than $300 a month. And they are NOT allowed to speak to one another, even on their breaks. There have been so many suicides at the plant that nets have been installed around the tallest buildings. Steve's comments from a 2010 interview:

"Foxconn is not a sweatshop" "They’ve got restaurants and swimming pools"
"For a factory, it’s a pretty nice factory"
"Although every suicide is tragic, Foxconn's suicide rate is well below the China average. We are all over this"
"We sell like three iPads a second.”

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October 8, 2011 at 13:33:38
From wikipedia
Atari offered $100 for each chip that was eliminated in the machine. Jobs had little interest in or knowledge of circuit board design and made a deal with Wozniak to split the bonus evenly between them if Wozniak could minimize the number of chips. Much to the amazement of Atari, Wozniak reduced the number of chips by 50, a design so tight that it was impossible to reproduce on an assembly line. According to Wozniak, Jobs told Wozniak that Atari gave them only $700 (instead of the offered $5,000) and that Wozniak's share was thus $350

I also heard workers dorms are surrounded by safety nets.

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