RIP: Apple's co-founder, Steve Jobs

steve jobs - RIP Steve Jobs.
By K31
Philippines
October 5, 2011 7:53pm CST
I opened my browser and this sad news surprised me. Apple's co-founder and ex-CEO Steve Jobs dies at age 56. From the article I read, the company did not mentioned the cause of his death but it was known that he had pancreatic cancer and received a liver transplant before. We may not be all Apple technology lovers but we do know that he contributed quite a lot in the technology field. This is indeed a sad news. May he rest in peace. Link (not referral): http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304447804576410753210811910.html
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@se7enthbird (8322)
• Philippines
6 Oct 11
he changed the world in a big way. he is the new generation thomas edison. he was brilliant. that even he was suffering a lot of pain it did not stop him from making and improving his vision. clap clap clap for Steve Jobs, for a JOB well done. my your soul rest in peace and you will be missed. i salute you Mr. Steve Jobs, you are the new generations hero.
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• Philippines
6 Oct 11
I did read somewhere that he made a comment that the only time that he'll stop working/quit from the CEO position would be the time when he can't do his work properly. He did stepped down... When? Was it August? RIP to him and Kudos for such wonderful works.
7 Oct 11
se7enthbirth,,,,,,, i agree with you. Mr. Steve Jobs change the world a big way, he was brilliant person, and world loss a one of genius and brilliant person.
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
6 Oct 11
So sad, he was so young. I remember seeing pictures of him looking pretty thin and sickly not too long ago. It was either in the checkout line or just one of the news headlines on yahoo's main page. He had four kids. I feel bad for those kids to lose their dad so young.
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• Philippines
6 Oct 11
This is indeed a huge loss in the tech world but I'm sure he left a strong impression. I'm sure the kids would understand their dad's contribution and are proud of him :) Maybe we can take this as a wake up call that everyone need to take extra care when it comes to their health.
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• Philippines
6 Oct 11
A very sad news. We offer our condolences to the family and friends of Steve Jobs. It was just recently when he left his position as CEO. Not all of us are Apple lovers right but we admire a person who has contributed a lot to modern day technology. Thank you Steve Jobs for all contributions you gave that made Apple a success.
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• Philippines
6 Oct 11
Indeed true. He made entertainment gadget take a huge step up and influenced others to follow suit.
• United States
6 Oct 11
i was like wow myself. i was thinking about getting the new iphone4s but now i know its going to cost more than all of my body parts to buy...i know the real story behind steve jobs on top of everything else
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• Philippines
7 Oct 11
To add, I'm not too sure about this though since I'm only using my friend as a basis. A friend shared with me iPhone4s costs cheaper than iPhone4 and iPhone5 :)
@agent807 (748)
• United States
9 Oct 11
When I heard about it, I didn't take the news very well. We knew Mr. Jobs was sick, but this was unexpected. But we must thank him for what he has given us. His vision help create industries and rivalries (look at his 'baby' vs Samsumg battling it out). But what he has given us goes a lot further than the iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Mac. I think some of his best lessons are not the ones with Apple. For example, his fortune came more from Pixar than Apple, and he took almost no salary. Apple was his baby, he almost did this out of love. He raised it, where it grew up, and took care of it like a father. Apple was the outlet that Mr. Jobs created for what was on his mind. And some of his best work came from failures. Remember, he was fired from Apple, and the NeXT company didn't so well, and he never obtained a college degree. And as some of us may have kept up with, not everything Jobs thought of at Apple was a great success. But rather than let it stop him, it fueled his fire. The devices help us communicate better, obtain information in different ways, and help educate us. It was always said that most humans only use 20 percent of their brain. If Mr. Jobs wasn't using all of his brain to create this, we may never know what the other 80 percent would have brought us. Though we see the loss of a great mind, somewhere out there, or down the road, is another person, who may be the next great person with the next great idea. Right now, for all of those who have used some of Steve's inspiration to create, defy, or work harder, I would like to say, Thank You, Mr. Jobs, and may you RIP.
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• Philippines
10 Oct 11
You nailed everything to the dot! It's true that Apple's not everyone's favorite but it's his technological sharing and life that inspired most people, especially in the IT industry. Yeah, Steve Jobs didn't completed college but he was still able to bring Apple up in wondrous heights. To think Apple started in his garage ages ago! He's a good example to look up to :) Thanks for your very detailed and informative comment. As someone from the IT field, I really appreciate it :)
@peavey (16987)
• United States
6 Oct 11
I had not heard this, but I'm so sorry. Steve Jobs was a hero to many and a good business man, too. I'm not a Apple person, but one doesn't have to be, to mourn this loss.
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• Philippines
6 Oct 11
I'm quite sure most tech lovers and gadget geeks felt sad with such great loss :(
@kareng (31614)
• United States
6 Oct 11
I agree this is sad news and very unexpected. He contributed a lot to the new age of computers and technology. So young too!
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• Philippines
6 Oct 11
They do say that people's life span nowadays is until 70. One is considered lucky if he pass the 70-year mark. I just read this somewhere though. This doesn't came from me :P
@naija4real (1292)
7 Oct 11
I have watched Steve Job on television ( CNN & BBC )and I like his passionate interest in modern technology especially in the mobile phone sector. In life good people hardly live long. This is a man who has used is technology to change our life and he is dying at a tender age of 56. I would have love to see Job live up to 100 years but God disposes and we proposes that is a popular saying.
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@Cutie18f (9560)
• Philippines
7 Oct 11
Yeah, that's too young to die. I think it is because of cancer. This man will always be remembered. May he rest in peace.
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@pahak627 (4298)
• Philippines
7 Oct 11
May he rest in peace.... He's a man who will remain in the hearts of Apple technology lovers. My daughter talked about his resignation a few months ago. Then there was already a previous discussion about him maybe that was yesterday... That he will be remembered...
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@legrande (68)
• India
7 Oct 11
may his soul RIP.... the man who taught us the art of "touch"!!
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@jazel_juan (15752)
• Philippines
6 Oct 11
He became such an icon that i think he will really be missed. I may not be an Apple user but i've tried the ipad and iphone ( not mine though, my nephew's) and it is amazing just can't afford it lol. But i guess it is time to say goodbye to such a great mind and he left such a legacy.
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• China
10 Oct 11
Yes,Jobs is a creator.He combined the world's lastest technology with the product people need.Others can have the technology,but they cannot know what consumers want.Others can know what consumers want ,but they cannot have the great technology.So,the combination is revolutionary.Thanks for Jobs,so we can have the perfect products.
@mantis36 (4222)
• Philippines
10 Oct 11
by the way, how can Steve Jobs be the creator if his title is only a "Co-Founder???"
• China
10 Oct 11
So,what's your opinion?Are you correcting me or asking me?Sorry,my English is poor.
@mantis36 (4222)
• Philippines
10 Oct 11
i am asking you, because i am confuse since the only title that i see and read to all of the forums are only "Co-founder" then, who is responsible for inventing an Apple Computer?
@mantis36 (4222)
• Philippines
10 Oct 11
If Steve Jobs is only an Apple co-founder, then who is the founder of the Apple McKintosh??? for what i know is only Bill Gates is the Founder of Windows OS and all of the Windows softwares and programs, including IBM....
• Philippines
10 Oct 11
I don't really think Bill Gates' the founder of IBM (from what I know, if my IT history serves me right, it's Thomas Watson). Bill Gates does own Microsoft (OS, applications, etc_). All Apple products (iPad, iPod, iPhone, Macintosh) belongs to Steve Jobs and other 2 co-founders (Steve Wozniak & Ronald Wayne). He left Apple but returned around... 1998?
@mantis36 (4222)
• Philippines
10 Oct 11
if Steve Jobs as well as Wozniak and Wayne (three of them are all CO-FOUNDER..) so, who is the founder of Apple Macintosh?
• Philippines
10 Oct 11
Jobs, Wozniak and Wayne are all founders, thus making them Co-founders of each other. Jobs is a founder, making Wozniak and Wayne his co-founder. Wozniak is a founder, making Jobs and Wayne his co-founder. Wayne is a founder, making Jobs and Wozniak his co-founder. Macintosh is an Apple product, so it falls under Apple company. Apple company have 3 founders, making them owners of Macintosh. I hope I'm right XD
@buddha3 (1029)
• India
6 Oct 11
what is RIP?
• United States
6 Oct 11
that means when some one passaway r.i.p that is what it means
@buddha3 (1029)
• India
7 Oct 11
Thank you keihimekawa.
@mohkanari (1957)
• India
6 Oct 11
Indeed the news was a shock.It was only just a few weeks back another news surprised all. It was his resignation as the CEO of Apple. A great man with imagination and practical ability. What to do! A great loss!
• Philippines
7 Oct 11
There's nothing much we can do but I hope Steve Job's successor as Apple CEO would do a great job. Steve Jobs did magnificent in improving Apple company. The least he can do is maintain Apple's status and name in the Tech world.
@jaiho2009 (38995)
• Philippines
6 Oct 11
That's life. He has money and name but it never saves his health and life. He is a great contributor to Apple co and technology and will always be a part of the company's history. Have a good day
• Philippines
6 Oct 11
Honestly speaking, I was just talking about this topic with my fellow office mate. Working in the IT field :P I'm talking about working in the IT field. Being a programmer or analyst, we always had out brains working most of the time. Our eyes never had enough rest and we spent most of our time sitting. Since we have such healthy office life *sarcastic* I think it's high time for people in the IT field to start having a healthy lifestyle.
@bingskee (5235)
• Philippines
6 Oct 11
indeed a sad news. i am an admirer although i do not have any of the product because they come in costly, but i really admire the brains behind these technical innovations. he had made it big though it is sad that it is likely the cancer that took his life.
• Philippines
6 Oct 11
You and I are on the same boat. I just wish the person in the CEO place would do a good job as Steve Jobs did :)
10 Oct 11
I was especially shocked to here this crisis of Steve Jobs. I found this out actually by a posting of ashton Kutcher on facebook. I am horribly sorry for his loss. His family will miss him and his wonderful mind.
• United States
9 Oct 11
Yes, it happened in a sudden and the news article shocked me at first. It seems so unreal that such a presentable figure who always showed his best to the world is no more. I am humbled to have witnessed the technology sectors most wonderful meccas. Even though he is no more, his eminent tone, charismatic appeal and undeniable success will always remain in peoples minds. My prayers are with Apple's founder.