RIP Steve Jobs

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okkie: because we're bored!
added on the 2011-10-07 12:35:39 by Preacher Preacher
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added on the 2011-10-07 12:35:45 by Zplex Zplex
Also, why are people still replying to that Australian dweeb that rather posts on some dumb forum of a scene he isn't part of than raising his goddamn kids.

okkie is now winning.
*oi rugrats shut the fuck up, daddy's posting on a scene forum*
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I have to be honest - I've never been called a "dweeb" before. That's so cool.
added on the 2011-10-07 14:23:30 by ringofyre ringofyre
His official salary was $1.

The man was worth more than $3 billion thanks mostly to Apple. How was a $1 salary anything but a tax dodge? ;)
added on the 2011-10-07 14:42:07 by ringofyre ringofyre
cannot raise kids and doesnt know anything about taxes either!
sorry for dup :(
ringo: he would have paid tax on his income wherever it came from. The $1 wage (which isn't that unusual at that job level) is supposed to reward performance, not just turning up and pushing some paper around. He was given some shares, if he does a good job the share price rises and he makes a ton of money. If he does badly the price goes down and he loses money.

So if he ended up rich, it's because of what he did there as CEO. When he went back to apple the company was facing bankruptcy, when he left it was the most valuable company in the world (in fact wasn't it worth more than microsoft and intel together?).

Why not take the same challenge yourself - swap your salary for some shares in your company :)
added on the 2011-10-07 15:18:57 by psonice psonice
I'm not an apple fan either, but I don't understand those hardcore haters in this thread like zerkman. It is unrespectful and nasty to blame and flame someone who has died, regardless who that person was.


added on the 2011-10-07 16:26:56 by martin martin
martin: hitler included?
added on the 2011-10-07 16:52:44 by xernobyl xernobyl
Xernobyl won this thread.
added on the 2011-10-07 18:01:15 by Zplex Zplex
Xernobyl lost the thread, but in a classy way. :-)
added on the 2011-10-07 18:49:33 by Zavie Zavie
Front page of a French newspaper today:

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added on the 2011-10-07 18:59:51 by Sander Sander
fan or not, this kicks ass:

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added on the 2011-10-07 19:11:36 by Gargaj Gargaj
okkie/maali: why do you assume he has children- because he wrote it in teh intarnatz?
added on the 2011-10-07 19:45:24 by havoc havoc
Richard "free-software-pope" Stallman about Steve Jobs:

Steve Jobs, the pioneer of the computer as a jail made cool, designed to sever fools from their freedom, has died.

As Chicago Mayor Harold Washington said of the corrupt former Mayor Daley, "I'm not glad he's dead, but I'm glad he's gone." Nobody deserves to have to die - not Jobs, not Mr. Bill, not even people guilty of bigger evils than theirs. But we all deserve the end of Jobs' malign influence on people's computing.

Unfortunately, that influence continues despite his absence. We can only hope his successors, as they attempt to carry on his legacy, will be less effective.

I am speechless, this guy is a total and definitive asshole.

added on the 2011-10-07 22:55:31 by rez rez
RMS's comment is ment to spur some controversy, and you run right into it.
added on the 2011-10-07 23:01:48 by vectory vectory
Yes, RMS is a nutcase. Does this come as a surprise?
added on the 2011-10-07 23:13:07 by Preacher Preacher
comment on stallman's lack of empathy 4 the epic lulz.
one would think it's his type of humor, but he's really just cynic i think. rez, you for one aren't very empathic either, calling names (i write this in an opensource browser on a opensource OS).

didnt know that steve jobs changed my live so much, well, thx for making browsing the internet on the loo possible.
all i read about jobs before were a few articles, most of which didnt paint a good image of him. remember the legendary story how he kept a good amount of money for work he got for his appearant spirit, which he had wozniak do. guess that's an example of the reasons people hate him for.
added on the 2011-10-07 23:19:32 by vectory vectory
When I think about Steve and Apple (yeah friday night is the best time for this), the thing I respect the most by design with the current ecosystem is what I think of as the "gentle cattle herding" approach. The way in which users are coerced to comply with the intended use is pure genious. With its limited set of options, the system (transparently?) guides the average user to comply, in turn giving a feeling of "gain" on the overall experience. You are the "master" of this (limited) system, it does what you "want" (like push a button), which is why "it just works".

This is paired with design; the factual use of a narrowed down system is easier for a developer to anticipate (unintended usage scenarios can be excluded altogether as they're not possible), in turn enabling a perceivably "better" user experience. Simply, the cattle does not go elsewhere than along the fenced perimeter. But, if you start thinking that the (motherfucking) _real_ user experience should be about the system not getting in the way of your workflow, surely a "superior system" should be able to adapt rather than making you do so (despite how gently)?

Just to mention a hands-on example of my Apple user experience, I've always found the "iTunes chores" needed to get a music file playing on a iPod totally ridiculous. If I want to take a test rendering of a work-in-progress song with me, why does it have to be converted/added/tagged into my music library although I know I'm going to delete it sooner than later? Gapless playback detection, wtf? File format restrictions, why? I'd just like to play the file once or twice, ffs. Probably why I downgraded to a Rockbox-able iPod, even despite the new firmware does have its "open source" short-comings.

Returning to the Apple ecosystem.. I don't mind if someone wants to have it this way. I do not understand why other people make it an issue if someone wants it this way. Nor do I understand why some people who want to have it this way, are so obsessed with convincing everyone else about the perceived superiority..

..Oh wait! I used to be a Amiga enthusiast, thinking I was on a superior platform :D. Sure it might've been so, at least hardware-wise and for a very limited moment in time. Not that the perceived superiority really enabled me to do the things I wanted switftly nor even the way I _really_ wanted. Nonetheless best part is, I got over it \o/.

For the actual Rest-In-Peace.. How could I miss Steve never having known him in person? Would be silly to claim that, but for sure, I will definitely miss not getting the chance to talk with him about how much intended the cattle fencing approach actually was ;)
added on the 2011-10-07 23:34:03 by el-bee el-bee
Apple developed the first iPhone in 1983.

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