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Steve Jobs resigns as CEO, named chairman
Reuters ^ | August 24, 2011

Posted on 08/24/2011 3:57:03 PM PDT by bd476

Silicon Valley legend Steve Jobs on Wednesday resigned as chief executive of Apple Inc in a stunning move at the technology giant he co-founded in a garage.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: apple; stevejobs
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To: bd476

I feel sorry for him. I have watched my patients with pancreatic cancer die. It is terrible. Money can not buy you health or happiness. I really am sad. But no more sad for him than the guy who works for Tyson for 10.00 that I took care of that died of the same disease. It is terrible.


51 posted on 08/24/2011 5:46:07 PM PDT by therut
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To: bd476

If a company relies on one man so much, it was a house of cards to begin with.


52 posted on 08/24/2011 5:48:42 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: indianrightwinger
... his end may be nearer than ever before.

That is always true, of all of us.

53 posted on 08/24/2011 5:53:14 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (I retain the right to be inconsistent, contradictory and even flat-out wrong!)
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To: bd476

It’s an excellent movie and from what I found out it was fairly accurate. It was released several years ago on TBS (tv movie). I’m not sure where it is available but if you find it you will definitely enjoy it.

This is the comparison:

Microsoft: Ford Focus
Apple: Cadillac


54 posted on 08/24/2011 5:53:40 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry 2012)
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To: Leroy S. Mort

The evidence in that article would point just as much to a workaholic asexual.


55 posted on 08/24/2011 5:57:49 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: therut
therut wrote: "I feel sorry for him. I have watched my patients with pancreatic cancer die. It is terrible. Money can not buy you health or happiness. I really am sad. But no more sad for him than the guy who works for Tyson for 10.00 that I took care of that died of the same disease. It is terrible."


My sympathy for you in what must be a very difficult time when one of your patients is found to have pancreatic cancer.

My Dad had a stroke and was admitted to a hospice where it seemed like there was an epidemic of pancreatic cancer patients and also ALS patients coming in regularly. I asked the nurses if they ever tracked the rates of pancreatic cancer and ALS because to me the rates of admission seemed very high compared to other patients.

One good thing I noticed was that just like many patients in hospice, the pancreatic cancer patients stayed on a bit longer than the initial time projected by their doctors and according to their families.

For example one guy I remember was only supposed to live a few days yet I saw him walking around with his fluid stand, and heard him laughing out loud for weeks whenever his sis and brother visited. He was there for nearly a month and only in the last few days was he in bed 24/7.

Watching otherwise desperately ill patients enjoy life in their "extra" time was miraculous to me. My prayer will always be that there will be a cure.

56 posted on 08/24/2011 6:14:31 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Erik Latranyi
Erik Latranyi wrote: "If a company relies on one man so much, it was a house of cards to begin with."

I am unaware of any reason which would make Apple collapsing today and going out of business tomorrow a plausible outcome of today's sad announcement.

57 posted on 08/24/2011 6:25:26 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Outlaw Woman
Outlaw Woman wrote: "It's an excellent movie and from what I found out it was fairly accurate. It was released several years ago on TBS (tv movie). I'm not sure where it is available but if you find it you will definitely enjoy it.

This is the comparison:

Microsoft: Ford Focus
Apple: Cadillac"



Thanks. I will search to see if I can find it.

Heh, I have never driven a Ford Focus and wonder if you're being too generous. Otherwise, although I have never owned one, I love driving a Cadillac so it's an excellent analogy. :)

58 posted on 08/24/2011 7:04:37 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bigdaddy45
As long as he delivers the goods and doesn’t wave it in my face, then who cares.

That's what SHE said......

59 posted on 08/24/2011 7:09:53 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort (Fiat justitia ruat caelum)
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To: bd476

Thank you. He has battled so hard with his illness.


60 posted on 08/24/2011 8:41:19 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: bd476
Thanks. I will search to see if I can find it.

it's on YouTube:

Pirates of Silicon Valley-Part 1

61 posted on 08/25/2011 1:44:28 AM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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