Feat of Clay

October 6th, 2011 at 11:40 AM ^

If you mean the "Eating Gates' lunch" comment (I'm not sure if you were) that's a misrepresentation of the phrase.  It is a complimentary, admiring way of saying one person got the better of another.  A colorful means of saying one person beat a rival  or competitor.  It doesn't mean he's scamming off Gates' work or riding Gates' coattails.

I read the comment as an appreciative whistle of admiration for all Jobs accomplished, particularly in a market where one platform seemed to be dominant for quite a while.

trueblueintexas

October 5th, 2011 at 8:07 PM ^

I bet every company references how Apple does something as an example of how to do it right on a daily basis.  What a testament. 

 Just like getting to watch great athletes, I consider it a blessing to have witnessed what Steve Jobs did during my lifetime. 

Croatian_Blue

October 5th, 2011 at 8:08 PM ^

Got my first iPod in 2001 and have been an Apple supporter ever since.

Thank you for everything Mr. Jobs.  My prayers go out to you and your family. 

(I can't stand cancer.)

ixcuincle

October 5th, 2011 at 8:12 PM ^

Even if you don't agree or buy his products, you gotta admit he was a great marketing individual and amazing innovator. iPads, iPhones, and especially the iPod, as well as Mac systems, have become so popularized today. 

RIP 

jcgold

October 5th, 2011 at 8:21 PM ^

and condolences to his family.  They guy didn't just invent many of the technologies he created, but made them easy to use and accessible to people.  He is responsible for making the personal computer "personal" and easy to use.  A true innovator who will be missed.

Kalamablue

October 5th, 2011 at 9:22 PM ^

to hear the news of his passing.  He brought a lot of light into the world and will be sorely missed by many.  Not to discount the multiple tragedies that occur on a daily basis, but it is very sad to see someone in the prime of their life get taken away, especially a man like him.  RIP. 

Lebowski

October 5th, 2011 at 8:24 PM ^

For my Apple II +, my Macintosh 1.0 in College, my iPod, and now, my iPod Touch (from which I send this message to the ether.
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<br>Each innovative product has changed my needs, rather than just fill them.
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<br>(Elaydin capably filled a need with this app. Which, I'm sure, sends messages to you now, because it must have been in the application developer agreement fine print.)
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Indiana Blue

October 5th, 2011 at 8:27 PM ^

Men like Steve Jobs are very rare commodities indeed.  Hail to you, Mr. Jobs.

I thought I would never liked Apple products ... but the IPhone is the easiest smartphone I have ever had (although email sucks) and I would not go back to a Blackberry or Droid again.

Go Blue!

DentalMonsterUM

October 5th, 2011 at 8:36 PM ^

Steve Jobs was a great man... he passed away from pancreatic cancer which has a 25% 1-year survival rate and 6% 5-year survival rate... worst cancer ever to be diagnosed with and he dealt with it in his own respectable way.  I would not wish pancreatic cancer upon my worst enemy.

NorthSideBlueFan

October 5th, 2011 at 8:44 PM ^

Amazing that with all the power, money and resources he had at his disposal he still couldn't beat this terrible disease or at least prolong his life any longer than 56 years. Scary to think about....

pfholland

October 5th, 2011 at 9:13 PM ^

Well he founded Apple when he was 21, and was 25 when it went public.  Since Forest struck it rich he must have gotten in before Apple went public, so Jobs would have been 25 at the oldest.

jabberwock

October 5th, 2011 at 9:03 PM ^

 

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.

Maybe they have to be crazy.

How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?

We make tools for these kinds of people.

While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

smwilliams

October 5th, 2011 at 9:06 PM ^

Agree with the sentiment above that Jobs was one of those select few who actually changed the world, from mp3 players, smartphones, PCs, he essentially ushered in the age of technology.