Skip to comments.Steve Jobs 1955-2011
Posted on 10/05/2011 8:31:25 PM PDT by FiddlePig
Tonight we learned of the passing of Apple magnate Steve Jobs
a mega-entrepreneur and developer of a myriad of useful and fun products, concepts and gadgets. Some argue he ranks among such greats as Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and Henry Ford in his contributions to the lives of us all. But we must also remind ourselves he was also a mega-billionaire, and as such (taking account my progressive Presidents recent arguments) we must also ask did Steve Jobs pay his fair share, and maybe since he was a billionaire
we should just hate him?
One more wealthy target of the dems millionaire tax scheme has checked out...
developer of a myriad of useful and fun products, concepts and gadgets.
Damn, how have I gotten along for decades without a SINGLE product from apple. Guess when all is said and done, they were not of much importance? Certainly not to me, other than the laughs at the cult following he created............
oops, I keep getting told by a certain FReeper that that amounts to hate speech on FR............not allowed to laugh!
“we need a Steve Jobs plan!”
that’s now in my tagline
Herman Cain: This country is made great by those who personify the American Dream; Steve Jobs gave us new ways with which to dream
Tip of the hat where it's deserved.
Just curious if the Dems demanded an apps from him so he can vote for Bam from the great beyond? Did they extract an earth exiting fair share fee from him as well?
The Corporate Giant of the universe exported Jobs over skies. Sure the pay is less but the benefits are out of this world.
“Oddly, everything about Jobs’ beliefs and values was liberal ...VERY LIBERAL.”
He was a liberal but he was ‘our’ liberal. He wasn’t a community organizer or some union boss screaming outside the Wisconsin state capital. He created wealth for many shareholders, jobs (real jobs, not shovel ready or green jobs) and cool stuff.
As a unix guy that started off with 300 baud modems and tape drives.... And lived through the Jobs and Gates days.
I don't begrudge either of them their place in the history of humans and using microprocessors.
They both have a strong claim to fame. And deserved the millions/billions they EARNED by suppling a product to a willing customer.
They were human and often wrong.
But on the loss of one. It is polite to say nothing, if you can't find anything nice to say.
Steve Jobs did a good job with selling the first widely sold personal computer.
He's gone. Moment of silence for a pioneer in his field is appropriate.
His Pixar Studios made some good Conservative-themed movies, especially “The Incredibles.”
Rush will spend the whole day tomorrow slobbering about Jobs. I thought Shemp Smith was going to bawl tonight.
Yeah, sorry. Hate for an insignificant figure like Jobs to horn in on the attention of St. Sarah leaving the race. Politics is way more important than that guy was.
Maybe you haven’t purchased an Apple product, but many non-Apple products have been influenced by Steve Jobs’ genius. Have you bought music on line? Have you watched a Pixar movie? All the direct result of one man’s effort.
To call Apple users members of a “cult” is simplistic and silly. People use Apple products because they’re easy to use, and do what they’re supposed to do. To deny the impact SJ had on the way we live and work is an act of denial.
I’m a Republican. I celebrate producers. Steve Job was a producer.
He gave tons of money to liberals and they beat him up over the use of his property, yet, he kept on... I don't get it.
I have a Google Nexus S and I love it. It is on par if not surpassing the iPhone in any of its incarnations.
But I know damn well that any Google Android phone is a follower of Steve Jobs vision. My Google Nexus S phone would not exist if not for Steve Jobs.
And the only reason I passed on the iPhone4 for the Google Nexus S? Both are wonderful and the Goodle Nexus S is really fast, sleek, does everything the iPhone does and more, but more importantly as most of my friends are owners and lovers of iPhones, I wanted to know what ‘the other side’ was doing so I could see the competition unfold.
Steve Jobs will be sorely missed.
To me politics is more important than some dead computer nerd. I never mentioned “St.Sarah”, but I can see you have a problem with her.
‘He’s gone. Moment of silence for a pioneer in his field is appropriate.”
Perhaps it was not necessary for him to be gone. Dr Nicholas Gonzalaz, MD, treats patients with pancreatic cancer and other cancers successfully. He bases his work on a study he did of Dr William Kelley, DDS, who cured his own pancreatic cancer.
Dr Gonzalaz’ web site is here... http://www.dr-gonzalez.com/index.htm
There are many alternative cancer treatments that do not rely on the typical surgical, chemo, radiation approaches to treatment. Many of the alternative cancer treatments are effective, successful. Mr Steve Jobs is just one of millions of failures of the cut, poison, burn approach to cancer treatment.
Mr Steve Jobs was a successful entrepreneur with a vision of the future, and he helped make the future happen. His legacy will continue to achieve in exciting ways.
You nailed the problem, sarcasm or not. With all the banana republic corruption that we've got at all levels of government, in all three branches, some still hang to the fantasy that their SaintCandidate can roll back the government, make the 7 out of 10 richest counties in the country around D.C., make them the poorest counties, that this Saint, Sarah, Cain, Perry, or whoever, can liquidate federal departments, like Ronald Reagan liquidated the Energy Department, as he had promised, that the future belongs to politics.
Ef politics! It's people like Steve Jobs and Keith Richards who make positive difference in our lives!
RIP Steve, and thank you.
If you think ANY politician matters more than a person who did so much to change the world for the better ... well .... I hope you don't.
Well, a difference, anyway. Keith Richards?
How to barf more spectacularly? Because I can't play a guitar like that.
My rejection is of the whole airhead cult thing, Ikotex, pads, whatever the orgasm of the month is. Will leave it at that, mac cultists know what I am talking about, but as I mentioned, a certain freeper thinks he has special status and protection, so I cannot even say "Sorry, I can't use a Mac, I am not ....." without threats from certain members.........
Beyond that, I have no need for music downloads (why download garbage?) or watch much of any recent movies, that I gather are using some sort of apple influenced something (whatever this "Pixar" thing is?). Maybe that influence, whatever is is, has a lot to do with why I find all current Hollywerd product unwatchable?
My $0.02, which I am sure the cult will reject.......
Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and Henry Ford
I’ve owned many many of each of the things these guys are famous for. I’ve never owned a single dang thing jobs was famous for...and probably never will. In fact, I would bet that with the death of jobs, apple will gradually year by year fade to oblivion.
Almost all of the Pixar movies have a solid conservative message, especially ‘The Incredibles.’
If you own a personal computer.... you own what Jobs was famous for.
Before Jobs (and he screwed things up, in my book), computers were for guys with soldering irons, paper tape readers, and lots free time on the weekends.
So yes, you do own something that Jobs popularized. The PC.
I never said I respected any politician, and I don’t. But I don’t respect leftist computer nerds, either.
I just hope he accepted Christ before his passing, as it is the second death we should all fear.
That's nice. Sorry, still no clue what this Pixar thing is.
If you are implying it is a movie production house controlled by apple, a "conservative" message does not compute. Remains stuff I will not bother to watch.
Should be a good broadcast.
In the meantime, listen to some words of wisdom.
It’s culture man, not politics, that’s all! That faggot Truman Capote, for example, if you don’t dig Keith Richards. (Extreme examples, fer shore, to provoke you, myself and those who worship politician dirtbags.) We’ve got to decide. History will, and it will, as it has before, like it or not, choose the artists over the forgettable Sarahs and Dick Cheneys that we all happen worship this week. Pox on all politicians houses, says the cat’s dog!
My personal take... Pixar is a really high tech thing that Jobs started, hoping to make money off of it.
And that didn't exactly work out like he planned.
But the folks he hired... They made movies like "Antz" which is a good, non facist, non communist movie. And they were really good with hardware and software.
It's all computer animation, good story lines, and it's only a matter of time before it's perverted.
I do recommend Antz. It is good story and cartoon.
A Bug’s Life was much better than Antz, IMHO.
If this is where everyone comes out in dark clothing snapping their fingers..... I'm outta here. I've had enough 'culture' for a lifetime.
One bad trip was enough.
Steve Jobs did a good job at what he tried to do.
'Culturally', I'm not on the same page. Command lines and terminals are more my speed.
But you mourn however you have to.
It will give me something to do with the grand-nieces and nephews that doesn't involve explosives or drowning.
I do like cartoons.
It's all computer animation, It is good story and cartoon.
That would explain why I am clueless about this Pixar thing. Do not watch cartoons since WB stopped Roadrunner et al.
I tried to watch that "300" movie and gagged at all the "special" computer enhancment crap. Sorry, maybe just too old for this new Gen-X/Y/Z stuff. I grew up with "Bridge over the River Kwai" and "The Searchers". Quality, IOW.
Sorry, I do reject most of current "culture" and what is considered great stuff, maybe I need some macintosh stuff to orient me??
And so did I. I'll have British POWs whistling in my head until the weekend, thanks to you mentioning it.
But no, you don't need to watch them, or approve. I was simply explaining what it was, since you didn't know.
No need to wallow in it.
But I do like Antz. And think it's appropriate for my grandbabies.
Your mileage may vary.
Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.
It was Hermann Goehring who once said, “When I hear the word ‘culture’, I reach for my gun”.
To which a renowned poet responded decades later: “When I hear the word ‘gun’ I reach for my culture”.
Actually, the Goehring attibute is incorrect according to some sources on the web. The phrase apparently originated in some stage play (I don’t have time to look it up now.)
When I say ‘culture’, I mean what is sometimes and all too often nowadays dismissed as high culture, which certainly is not about finger snapping, ‘rap music’, Tom Clancy or Thomas Kinkade.
Steve Jobs took an idea, made it work, marketed and made millions. And now he's dead. All in my life-span. Hat-tip to SJ.
You mean the guy that was a WW I ace?
And you still dance on their strings whether you respect them or not.
Oh, yes. Which is why when Torvalds put the first kernel out on the newsgroups (who remembers them?) I slowly downloaded them.
Sick to death of Apple and Windows 3.1. Those were the days.
Let me just access the hardware.
I did say I wasn't here to praise Jobs. Just offer him a hat-tip for what he actually accomplished.
Funny thing, when Torvalds finally dies, I may not notice for years. The kernel wars will continue unabated.
Steve Jobs started everything software and hardware manufacturing in Silicon Valley with American employees and contractors.
He didn’t want to move jobs overseas. He had to remain in existence, to compete and keep Apple alive.
If American tax and regulation policy were half as innovative as Steve Jobs least successful innovation, then we would not have seen the jobs flee to offshore locations.
One brilliant political change that would revive American manufacturing is right here:
Why Steve Jobs was a liberal is I believe because the Republican Party, their establishment is retarded. The Stupid Party is an embarrassment. I remember being in California during Reagan. People came around to the Conservative brand during Reagan. They started to understand the political philosophy of Reagan. Because Reagan was not from the Republican establishment; Reagan was smart, brilliant, passionate and wise. Both Jobs and Wozniak received medals from President Reagan.
I own an iPhone and an iPod. They both work well and as represented. With all due respect, and in terms of insignificance, I am unaware of purchasing anything you produced but thanks for your thoughts on the passing of a man.
You would not of found Steve wandering around Wall Street looking for a hand out. He ran a very tight ship. He was the anti liberal in business.
Why download garbage? I recently downloaded “The Hallelujia Chorus” by the London Philharmonic from iTunes. I heard the song on tv and realized I had to have it in my collection. I was able to get it instantly. Its majestic.
It must sad living your life....a life totally devoid of music (”garbage”).
A Bug’s Life was Pixar. Antz was Dreamworks.
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