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Steve Jobs

An American businessman, and the co-founder Apple.

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A Quick Tip by rbuchanan

  • Oct 6, 2011
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Steve Jobs' only visionary legacy was established by evidence of Apple's marketing, effectually targeted at those most gullible among upper-class demographics. Like Bill Gates, Jobs' primary function was to exploit, package and market the innovations of others - PARC, former partner and programming/engineering genius Steve Wozniak and numerous talented employees who've no care to sing his praises. An enemy of open software and especially hardware standards for most of his career, a gifted pitchman of high-priced consumer technology inferior to cheaper equivalents manufactured by industry veterans (Motorola, Sandisk, Sony) and a scourge of good fashion (black turtlenecks paired with bluejeans are seldom flattering), Jobs was an inevitability of the PC and workstation markets - a charismatic commercial talent who stood on the shoulders of greater minds to collect his fortune.
Jobs' death is a personal tragedy, especially in retrospect of his evident deterioration. However, I don't recall that Jay Miner or Ed Roberts - true innovators whose work exerted greater influence on the market's direction, in spite of lesser success - received so much media attention when they passed away.

America loves an opportunist, and will forgive his every transgression.
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October 07, 2011
Your thoughts on Steve Jobs are really interesting. I'm personally not effected by Jobs's death at all, since I'm not a fan of Apple products because of the fact that they're so overpriced and lack the power of its competition (particularly their computers).
October 08, 2011
When the iPod was introduced, it succeeded by dint of cunning marketing, and because other manufacturers didn't anticipate the appeal of DAPs. While many of their products were essentially of good quality, they were usually marred by two faults: clumsy playlist interfaces and negligible storage space. These were made to test the market waters. Jobs knew better, and sent Apple in with guns blazing - the first iPod boasted a storage capacity of 5GB and an intuitive interface - features otherwise unheard of a decade ago. This was Jobs' genius: anticipating and satisfying customer demand. That said, Cowon's better iAUDIO players are more durable, sport superior audio quality, offer support for more (especially open) formats and rival iPods byte for byte in capacity.

Steve Jobs is presently remembered as a technological pioneer, but he ought be enshrined in public memory as the most prescient and vulpine consumer electronics merchant of the past half-century.
October 06, 2011
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review by . October 06, 2011
A Visionary Who Leaves Behind Quite the iLegacy
Death is always sad, but I've never been one to get too emotional over the death of a public figure.  Someone who I didn't personally know.  Someone who I had never met.  However, in the case of Steve Jobs, I'm deeply saddened to the point of numbness.       Steve Jobs literally changed the world.  He revolutionized technology and in turn, those products went on to affect many people's lives in positive and profound ways.  His genius-ness …
review by . October 06, 2011
posted in Inspirations
RIP Steve Jobs! The Legacy? Follow Your Heart!
      Death knows no boundaries. It does not recognize nationalities, age, demographics, beauty, bank accounts nor fame. We can't really tell who will live to a ripe old age or who will pass on the next day. All we are left with is how much a person has effected in his lifetime, not how long he has lived.      Steve Jobs is the inspiration behind this review. You may/may not like him but you can't quite fault his ingenuity or his strategic marketing …
Quick Tip by . November 21, 2012
I know I'm late talking about this, but the ugly truth about Steve Jobs is that he wasn't the "genius" that everyone thinks he was.       The people that compare Jobs to folks like Nikola Tesla don't know what they're talking about.  Tesla not only had great ideas, but he actually got his hands dirty to actually create machinery and other devices to bring alternating currents to practical use.  Similarly, Bjarne Stroustrup not only had …
Quick Tip by . October 06, 2011
R.I.P. Steve Jobs. I don't think any other death of a public figure has made me this sad before. Thank you for being the visionary that you were and changing the way that we communicate with each other and our relationship with technology. You leave behind quite a legacy.
Quick Tip by . October 06, 2011
Take a moment to watch his 15 minute speech at Stanford in 2005 - very insightful: http://goo.gl/zfyeL
Quick Tip by . October 06, 2011
posted in iPad Buzz
A legend. Too young to die at 56! He will live on in many of his fans' hearts though... Go get the iPad 2, it's now officially the last product Jobs launched! A sad day as I type this QT on the iPad 2.
Quick Tip by . January 19, 2011
The only problem I ever had with Jobs, or my perception of him, would have to be when he abandoned his baby--Apple--to that idiot Scully from Pepsi--who promptly ran a great company into the ground.We should have takenthat as an omen back then that over-paid CEO's are just that--Over Paid. Such over paid "Ubermensch"have since run many icons into the ground--Sunbeam Appliances,, Home Depot, etc...But I digress. With the return of Jobs, Apple was quickly resurrected. I wish him well, and hope he …
Quick Tip by . January 18, 2011
I'm not an Apple fanboy and don't agree with the closed nature of Apple products, but I appreciated Steve Jobs' huge contribution to technology and wish him a speedy recovery.
Quick Tip by . January 18, 2011
A Genius who helped Apple leapfrog past Microsoft. Apple will miss your vision. Hoping you have a speedy recovery!
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Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American computer entrepreneur and inventor. He was co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, following the acquisition of Pixar by Disney. He was credited in Toy Story (1995) as an executive producer.

In the late 1970s, Jobs, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula and others, designed, developed, and marketed some of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers, the Apple II series and later, the Macintosh. In the early 1980s, Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of the mouse-driven graphical user interface. After losing a power struggle with the board of directors in 1985, Jobs resigned from Apple and founded NeXT, a computer platform development company specializing in the higher education and business markets. NeXT's subsequent 1997 buyout by Apple Computer Inc. brought Jobs back to the company he co-founded, and he has served as its CEO since then.

In 1986, he acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm Ltd which was spun off as Pixar Animation Studios. He remained CEO and majority shareholder until its acquisition by the Walt Disney Company in 2006. Jobs is currently a member of Walt Disney Company's Board of Directors.

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