Skip to comments.Steve Jobs 1955-2011
Posted on 10/05/2011 5:33:51 PM PDT by AZLiberty
Steve Jobs 1955-2011
I think I understand the naming of the new iPhone: 4S, "for Steve".
RIP Steve. You were a true visionary.
TMZ said it was peaceful.
He was at home with his wife, Laurene and his four children.
Wow. And I though the FR Palinistas took the Sarah news hard.
(J/K..thanks for My IPOD!)
There are the Steve Jobs of the world that represent the rugged individuals. And there are the Baraq Hussein Obamas that represent parasites.
Visionary who understood the potential of technology and how it can be made accessible, and the importance of industrial design. Didn’t agree with his politics, but
RIP Steve. Shows that even billions don’t matter when your time is gone.
You are so right! RIP Mr. Jobs...
RIP Mr. Jobs. You changed the world, and in doing so a career that provides for my family!
There may be fewer of these people.
All you have to do is look at Wall Street and the future looms.
I heard one of those slobs say today “that they were rolling up their sleeves”.
Must mean they were shooting up.
You just made me ROTFLOL...
A great man. Jobs and Bill Gates have defined personal computing from it’s inception. The world needs a lot more guys like this and a lot fewer lawyers and MBAs. A great pity he will not see the new Apple HQ.
He was adopted.
Thank you Mr. Jobs. God speed, rest in peace.
My first real computer was an Apple // followed soon by an Apple //c. Rest in peace my friend you were a part of many people’s lives.
One of the greatest creative minds in human history is laid to rest. Mozart, Einstein, Ford, Jobs - all saw the world not as it was, but as it could be.
This is the end of an era.
RIP, Steve...thanks for sharing your brilliance with the whole world.
RIP, Mr. Jobs. I want to thank you for the experiences with the Apple ][+, //e and //c in the early 1980’s. Those computers really got me started. BTW, I wonder how Steve Wozniak (”The Woz”) is taking this?
i am so sad.
That doesn't even do him justice.
I read the whole interview he did with Playboy magazine in 1985 (more info and link). To read some of the forward-looking statements he said then about where we'd be in computers is prophetic. He was truly a visionary.
Mr. JOBS, starting in a garage, managed to create vastly more JOBS than the billions of dollars wasted by our clueless President.
I am really surprised that no one seems to have noticed the irony of the man’s name..especially in today’s climate.
RIP, sir, and a large well done. Oh, I still have and put my IIe to use. Good “job”, Mr. JOBS
The Estate/Death tax on Jobs estate will be due and payable to the IRS nine months from today, in CASH. It will be interesting to see how much of his ESTATE net worth becomes payable to the IRS.
His lawyers and CPA are going to rack up substantial fees and create substantial income for themselves that will in turn be Income taxed. They could become millionaires off of the work to be done on this billion dollar estate.
It would be interesting, but normally not available for public knowledge, what he did to lessen his TAXABLE estate in order to reduce how much of his personal wealth would be confiscated by the US government. If he cared more for his family than the government, he would had done estate planning that would reduce the estate tax payment. If he did not give a hoot about his family, he would not have done estate tax planning and the government will derive excess estate tax revenue from the estate. You do one or the other.
He is lucky he died now as compared to being beheaded per Rosane Barr for having more than $100m of income/assets. RB is one terminally ill dumb ass woman .... so are all LIBERALS...
Rest in Peace, Steve. You were the Apple of my i.
Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. Its not about money. Its about the people you have, how youre led, and how much you get it. [Fortune, Nov. 9, 1998]
I will miss that brilliant man.
And another Steve Jobs memorial thread...
Came across this on another forum:
‘Steve Jobs never invented the Ipod - this chap did:
Kane Kramer is a serial inventor. His inventions include the technology behind the MP3 player and Monicall. He was the first to conceive the idea of downloading music, data and video down telephone lines in 1979 when he was 23 and patented it with James Campbell who was 21. Together they went on to pioneer digital recording and built the world’s first solid state digital recorder/players.
Apple didn’t invent the first digital music player:
The SaeHan Information Systems MPMan, which debuted in Asia in March 1998, was the first mass-produced portable solid state digital audio player.
The South Korean device was first imported for sale in North America by Michael Robertson’s Z Company in mid-1998. Around the same time, Eiger Labs, Inc. imported and rebranded the player in two models, the Eiger MPMan F10, and Eiger MPMan F20.
The Eiger MPMan F10 was a very basic unit and wasn’t user expandable, though owners could upgrade the memory from 32MB to 64MB by sending the player back to Eiger Labs with a check for $69 + $7.95 shipping. Measuring at 91 mm tall by 70 mm wide by 16.5 mm thick and weighing a little over 2 oz, it was very compact.
The Eiger MPMan F20 was a similar model that used 3.3v SmartMedia cards for expansion, and ran on a single AA battery, instead of rechargeable NiMH batteries.
The Iphone wasn’t invented by Apple neither. Been around in the 1990s.
The first smartphone was the IBM Simon; it was designed in 1992 and shown as a concept product that year at COMDEX, the computer industry trade show held in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was released to the public in 1993 and sold by BellSouth. Besides being a mobile phone, it also contained a calendar, address book, world clock, calculator, note pad, e-mail client, the ability to send and receive faxes, and games. It had no physical buttons, instead customers used a touchscreen to select telephone numbers with a finger or create facsimiles and memos with an optional stylus. Text was entered with a unique on-screen “predictive” keyboard. By today’s standards, the Simon would be a fairly low-end product, lacking a camera and the ability to download third-party applications. However, its feature set at the time was highly advanced.
The Nokia Communicator line was the first of Nokia’s smartphones starting with the Nokia 9000, released in 1996. This distinctive palmtop computer style smartphone was the result of a collaborative effort of an early successful and costly personal digital assistant (PDA) by Hewlett-Packard combined with Nokia’s bestselling phone around that time, and early prototype models had the two devices fixed via a hinge. The communicators are characterized by clamshell design, with a feature phone display, keyboard and user interface on top of the phone, and a physical QWERTY keyboard, high-resolution display of at least 640x200 pixels and PDA user interface under the door. The software was based on the GEOS V3.0 operating system, featuring email communication and text-based web browsing. In 1998, it was followed by Nokia 9110, and in 2000 by Nokia 9110i, with improved web browsing capability.
In 1997 the term ‘smartphone’ was used for the first time when Ericsson unveiled the concept phone GS88, the first device labelled as ‘smartphone’.
Jobs and Apple didn’t invent the PC mouse:
The trackball was invented by Tom Cranston, Fred Longstaff and Kenyon Taylor working on the Royal Canadian Navy’s DATAR project in 1952. It used a standard Canadian five-pin bowling ball. It was not patented, as it was a secret military project.
Independently, Douglas Engelbart at the Stanford Research Institute invented the first mouse prototype in 1963, with the assistance of his colleague Bill English. They christened the device the mouse as early models had a cord attached to the rear part of the device looking like a tail and generally resembling the common mouse. Engelbart never received any royalties for it, as his patent ran out before it became widely used in personal computers.
The invention of the mouse was just a small part of Engelbart’s much larger project, aimed at augmenting human intellect.
Apple and Jobs didn’t invent touch screen technology used by smartphones and Ipads:
The first touch screen was a capacitive touch screen developed by E.A. Johnson at the Royal Radar Establishment, Malvern, UK. The inventor briefly described his work in a short article published in 1965 and then more fully - along with photographs and diagrams - in an article published in 1967.
So he wasn’t that much of a visionary after all.’
Jobs ripped off his best friend Wozniak in a deal in 1975.
Jobs was a tyrant at Apple first time round, compared by ex-employees to the 16/17th French kings for his arrogance and unpleasantness.
Worst of all, Steve Jobs was a man who refused to acknowledge his own child, and stood up in court and lied that he was sterile.
Add to the fact that imo he was not the genius and visionary they are claiming he was, and frankly I lost and lose no sleep over the death of Steve Jobs. He was a man whose fortune came from making money from gullable people desperate to be cool.
Apple admit Briton DID invent iPod, but he’s still not getting any money
‘Apple has finally admitted that a British man who left school at 15 is the inventor behind the iPod.
Kane Kramer, 52, came up with the technology that drives the digital music player nearly 30 years ago but has still not seen a penny from his invention.
And the father of three had to sell his home last year and move his family to rented accommodation after closing his struggling furniture business .
Now documents filed by Apple in a court case show the US firm acknowledges him as the father of the iPod.
The computer giant even flew Mr Kramer to its Californian headquarters to give evidence in its defence during a legal wrangle with another firm, Burst.com, which claimed it held patents to technology in the iPod and deserved a cut of Apples £89billion profits.
Two years ago, Mr Kramer told this newspaper how he had invented and built the device in 1979 when he was just 23.
His invention, called the IXI, stored only 3.5 minutes of music on to a chip but Mr Kramer rightly believed its capacity would improve.
His sketches at the time showed a credit-card-sized player with a rectangular screen and a central menu button to scroll through a selection of music tracks very similar to the iPod.
He took out a worldwide patent and set up a company to develop the idea. But in 1988, after a boardroom split, he was unable to raise the £60,000 needed to renew patents across 120 countries and the technology became public property.
Although invention is important, innovation -- taking inventions all the way to the paying customer -- is what Steve Jobs excelled at.