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alphacrucis2
October 6th, 2011, 12:50 AM
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Statement-by-Apples-Board-of-bw-4118332010.html?x=0&.v=1

WinterMadness
October 6th, 2011, 12:53 AM
thats really unfortunate

KiwiNZ
October 6th, 2011, 12:56 AM
That is sad, a great loss to IT.

Condolences to his family.

michaelcarey95
October 6th, 2011, 12:56 AM
Woah woah woah. Didn't he *just* resign? I know he had medical problems, but I figured he'd live a good 10+ years after resigning and getting rid of all that stress. Wow. This is really sad.

galacticaboy
October 6th, 2011, 12:56 AM
R.I.P A true visionary.

"You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead."
~The Beatles, and Steve Jobs... spoken to his long time rival, Bill Gates.

johnnybgoode83
October 6th, 2011, 12:57 AM
RIP

This is a massive loss to IT and Technology

matt_symes
October 6th, 2011, 12:58 AM
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/10/05/apple-jobs-idUKN1E79421320111005

Rodney9
October 6th, 2011, 12:58 AM
Vale Steve Jobs

not found
October 6th, 2011, 12:58 AM
A legend in his own time... RIP


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alphacrucis2
October 6th, 2011, 12:59 AM
Seems like the end of an era.

not found
October 6th, 2011, 01:00 AM
Threads merged.


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dpny
October 6th, 2011, 01:02 AM
:sadmac:

Gremlinzzz
October 6th, 2011, 01:11 AM
Obituary: Steve Jobs


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12215485

R,I,P

galacticaboy
October 6th, 2011, 01:15 AM
For whoever reported my post, I apologise, I did not mean that to be offensive. I now realise that it could be taken that way. Now I feel like poo...

whatthefunk
October 6th, 2011, 01:17 AM
Ive never really liked Apple products, but the guy was amazing. He revolutionized the IT business. Only 56 too...sad day.

KiwiNZ
October 6th, 2011, 01:18 AM
Kua hinga he totara i te wao nui a Tane

(A totara has fallen in the forest of Tane)

Quadunit404
October 6th, 2011, 01:20 AM
Niente è vero. Tutto è permesso. Riposa in pace, Steve Jobs.

(Nothing is true. Everything is permitted. Rest in peace, Steve Jobs.)

-gabe-noob-
October 6th, 2011, 01:29 AM
A genius in his own right; RIP Steve Jobs.
Legacy is the goal of life, and Steve in 56
short years has accomplished that.

Utew
October 6th, 2011, 01:29 AM
Rest in Peace, Steve...

A new chapter in Apple's history begins... a Giant has fallen. :sad:

ryuguns
October 6th, 2011, 01:37 AM
Such an amazing man is dead, he practically made our technology the way it is. Cool guy.

pcybill
October 6th, 2011, 01:41 AM
An amazing visionary. Condolences to his family and friends.

Rasa1111
October 6th, 2011, 01:46 AM
Ive never really liked Apple products, but the guy was amazing. He revolutionized the IT business. Only 56 too...sad day.

Same here, and Agreed.
While I never used/liked apple personally..
a lot of my favorite music ever was created on nothing but Apple products/technology.
Peace Steve, and blessings on your new journey! Many thanks. <3
See you on the other side! :KS

boydrice
October 6th, 2011, 01:49 AM
Steve Jobs was a very shrewd man and a visionary. I will always be grateful to Jobs for sparking a more personal relationship with computers for myself when I fled from Windows ME to an Apple iBook. It was at that point I enjoyed using a computer and in turn led me to discover alternative operating systems. That iBook had every PPC distro thrown at it at one time or another and now sits with OpenBSD. So thank you Mr. Jobs for unintentionally getting me familiar with nix-like operating systems. RIP.

MaindotC
October 6th, 2011, 01:49 AM
In memory of Steve Jobs all computers should run at half their max core clock.

cgroza
October 6th, 2011, 01:53 AM
This took me by surprise. Condolences to his family.

forrestcupp
October 6th, 2011, 02:19 AM
I'm no Apple fan, but I'm truly sorry that he's gone. He was a real visionary and a giant.

dniMretsaM
October 6th, 2011, 02:25 AM
I have never liked Apple, but this is a very sad loss for the IT world. RIP Steve.

ninjaaron
October 6th, 2011, 02:30 AM
חצי ישראל על במותיך חלל
איך נפלו גבורים

The splendor of Israel has been peirced upon the hilltops
How the mighty have fallen

(I realize that that last bit is often said in gloating today, but it was originally part of a lament for fallen heroes. In any event, I mean it with the greatest respect for a giant not only of tech, but also one of the greatest architects of culture in the past century.)

GenBattle
October 6th, 2011, 02:55 AM
A sad day indeed. I'm another one of those people who didn't really like Apple products, but I will most certainly admit that today we have lost a great man, and certainly a unique individual. The world will not be the same.

LMP900
October 6th, 2011, 02:58 AM
My heart sank when I read the news of his passing.

You'll be missed dearly, Steve.

Jay Car
October 6th, 2011, 03:07 AM
This is a great quote from his Stanford address...

..............
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking,” Jobs said at a commencement speech at Stanford University in 2005. “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary,”
..............

Steve Jobs truly understood the value of time, and the importance of using it well.

Today is a sad day, indeed.

wirepuller134
October 6th, 2011, 03:08 AM
Our condolences to his family and friends.

Copper Bezel
October 6th, 2011, 03:15 AM
I might hate on Apple for a bevy of minor grievances, but they brought to market very nearly every meaningful innovation in computing in the last three decades and did so with a sense of respect for their trade no one else has matched. Art and function. That was 99% Jobs.

I really wouldn't have believed, so soon after his stepping down....

Damn.

mgmiller
October 6th, 2011, 03:21 AM
I'm not surprised to hear this news. He has been in seriously poor health for the last few years. Nevertheless, I am saddened. Truly the end of an era.

lisati
October 6th, 2011, 03:23 AM
I recall being impressed when I first heard of Steve Jobs and what he achieved many years ago. May his legacy go on.

LinuxFan999
October 6th, 2011, 03:38 AM
I feel sad for Steve Jobs too.
Unlike some people here, I have used (and liked) quite a few Apple products.
I also think that the death of Steve Jobs may be foreshadowing Apple's own death, which could happen in a few years.

Copper Bezel
October 6th, 2011, 03:42 AM
We're all using Apple products, man. CUPS. = D But more seriously, computing would not look the way it does today without Apple. (Nor Apple without Jobs.)

Thewhistlingwind
October 6th, 2011, 03:51 AM
Incredibly relevant:

http://createdigitalmusic.com/2011/10/bicycles-for-the-mind/

One of the most poignant statements on computers I've ever heard.

RomeReactor
October 6th, 2011, 04:32 AM
Rest in peace, Steve.

So long, and thanks for all the apples.

doas777
October 6th, 2011, 04:35 AM
truly a man that undeniably impacted the world he lived in.

I have an urge to watch "Pirates of Silicon Valley" now.

maizuddin35
October 6th, 2011, 04:39 AM
Rip

snip3r8
October 6th, 2011, 04:46 AM
RIP ,what a sad piece of news to start the day

Roasted
October 6th, 2011, 04:54 AM
Love or hate Apple, this is an extremely sad thing to have learned this evening.

Rest easy, Steve.

Pynalysis
October 6th, 2011, 05:00 AM
Rip

DangerOnTheRanger
October 6th, 2011, 05:22 AM
Though he seemed to absolutely hate software freedom, he was still an inspiration to us all - the perfect example of American entrepreneurship.

R.I.P, Steve Jobs.

wolfen69
October 6th, 2011, 05:41 AM
Rip

BBQdave
October 6th, 2011, 05:47 AM
Growing with Apple Macintosh and GNU/Linux:D

My first computer as an adult was an iMac G3 with os9. Then I had fun with Yellow Dog Linux on an iBook G3 and had an eMac G4 with Tiger.

I still have that eMac, file serving; and I am continuing to search for a PC laptop that has the comfort and feel of an iBook (none better).

Great experiences and grateful for the knowledge gained.

Thanks Steve, RIP

Atamisk
October 6th, 2011, 05:50 AM
Despite any idealistic differences in the IT world, one has to recognize the monumental contributions this man, and the company he fostered, have made to the lives of all of us. Few people have an entire industry very nearly pinned to their name, but Steve jobs was one such person, and his legacy will continue to live on with every keystroke.

Thanks for everything Steve, and good luck.

lucazade
October 6th, 2011, 06:40 AM
One like no other one.
RIP - riposa in pace

asifnaz
October 6th, 2011, 06:40 AM
Apple's former CEO dies at the age of 56 . He took computing to an entire new dimension .

Influence of his genius can be seen everywhere (from windows to Linux) . Despite of some philosophical difference I appreciate his efforts for Computing and technology as whole .

I offer my deep condolences to his family

undoIT
October 6th, 2011, 06:47 AM
Only 56, so young!

http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/

I have to admit, this is probably my favorite TV commercial of all time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYecfV3ubP8

It's too bad that the software side of Apple became so proprietary. Linux picks up where that went astray. I can run open source, free as in freedom software on my beautifully engineered Macbook laptops.

RIP Steve Jobs and thank you for your contributions.

binary00mind
October 6th, 2011, 06:58 AM
I never was a big fan of Apple products.

But one thing is for sure, I loved Steve Jobs dedication to his work.

R.I.P.

Elfy
October 6th, 2011, 07:13 AM
some merging went on with a couple of threads

aykoola
October 6th, 2011, 07:38 AM
...

8_Bit
October 6th, 2011, 07:48 AM
I was a Mac kid, growing up. My first computer was an iMac G3 (beige) with OS9. I have great memories of that machine. Playing Bugdom and this one game where you played as a dinosaur, both came with the computer. It also came with a free DVD copy of A Bug's Life, which I still have.

I remember how ecstatic I was when I upgraded the computer to OSX. It ran sooo slow because of low RAM (G3's were really not recommended for OSX), but it was still the most sleekest, beautiful system I had used, blowing OS9 way out of the water.

It's really amazing how much of my childhood I can attribute to this man. From the many beloved films like Toy Story to that darn old iMac G3. RIP Steve Jobs, and thank you.

arpanghose
October 6th, 2011, 07:52 AM
Really sad.

TweFoju
October 6th, 2011, 08:22 AM
Although i never really like/use Apple products, but this news is indeed very sad

i do love how he presented his work and all that, and he is definitely the legend of the technology world

it's so sad that he had to go just 1 day after the announcement of iPhone4S-teve

oh well, may you rest in peace mr Steve

Zlatan
October 6th, 2011, 08:23 AM
This is a great quote from his Stanford address...

..............
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking,” Jobs said at a commencement speech at Stanford University in 2005. “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary,”
..............

Steve Jobs truly understood the value of time, and the importance of using it well.

Today is a sad day, indeed.

Oh, I've just copy-pasted your citation, thanks;)

HappinessNow
October 6th, 2011, 08:28 AM
He was really young. Too young!

nvteighen
October 6th, 2011, 09:00 AM
Rest in peace.

Metallion
October 6th, 2011, 09:16 AM
The only thing I ever did with an mac in the last decade was install Arch on it. I've never owned any smartphone or tablet. No ipod either. You guessed it, Apple never had a real direct impact on my life.

But nevertheless, Steve Jobs is a victim of cancer who went before his time and leaves behind a loving family. Rest in peace.

haqking
October 6th, 2011, 09:57 AM
RIP Steve. A true visionary and one of the few who helped change the world.

iSAD

meatytaco
October 6th, 2011, 10:18 AM
:( r.i.p.

Evil-Ernie
October 6th, 2011, 10:19 AM
It is a sad day, although myself not a recent Apple user his impact on computing via Apple and of course his contribution to the world of CGI movies and media outside Apple cannot be underestimated.

RIP Steve Jobs

TeoBigusGeekus
October 6th, 2011, 10:26 AM
Δε φοβάμαι τίποτα, δεν ελπίζω τίποτα, είμαι ελεύθερος.

I'm not afraid of anything, I don't hope anything, I'm free.

Nikos Kazantzakis on death.
R.I.P.

BlinkinCat
October 6th, 2011, 10:47 AM
Steve Jobs - A true visionary - R.I.P.

Lars Noodén
October 6th, 2011, 11:14 AM
A true visionary (http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2011/technology/1110/gallery.how_steve_jobs_changed_the_world.fortune/) and perhaps THE legend of the industry, starting literally in a garage and creating the most famous company (and largest for a time) in the country.

From the Apple ][ onward, he made and shaped our desktop experience. He made computing as we know it today.


Here is his 2005 commencement address at Stanford:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1R-jKKp3NA

It's available in WebM instead of Flash:
http://www.youtube.com/html5

haqking
October 6th, 2011, 11:19 AM
‎"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life,Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice, And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Everything else is secondary."

Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) RIP

Dry Lips
October 6th, 2011, 11:28 AM
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. "
- Steve Jobs (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/s/steve_jobs.html)

RIP


See also:
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs
http://www.macstories.net/roundups/inspirational-steve-jobs-quotes/ (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/s/steve_jobs.html)
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/s/steve_jobs.html
http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Steve_Jobs

ajackson
October 6th, 2011, 11:52 AM
RIP Steve, a part from an aging iPod I didn't really use much Apple stuff but you can't deny what he and Apple brought to the IT world.

lovinglinux
October 6th, 2011, 12:29 PM
I was shocked with the news this morning. Sad day.

haqking
October 6th, 2011, 12:57 PM
‎"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life." - Steve Jobs, 1955 - 2011

michaelcarey95
October 6th, 2011, 01:04 PM
iMourn.

Dry Lips
October 6th, 2011, 01:17 PM
Steve Jobs Memorials:


http://www.facebook.com/SteveJobsMemorial

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chad_buckwalter/6216961086/

http://www.thesmokingnerd.com/2011/10/steve-jobs-memorial.html

http://steve-jobs.last-memories.com/candles

http://duckduckgo.com/?q=Steve+Jobs+memorial

t.rei
October 6th, 2011, 01:24 PM
Steve Jobs has earned his place in history. It's sad and frustrating to see him pass away at a 'young' age as 56. He didn't even get to the official retirement age (in germany).

Condolences to the family and friends.

ihatetryingtopickaloginna
October 6th, 2011, 01:47 PM
Condolences to the family.

RIP Steve

Elfy
October 6th, 2011, 02:24 PM
Enough posts have been jailed from this thread.

If you're just going to post against the CoC then think twice.

Lars Noodén
October 6th, 2011, 02:25 PM
"Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful... that's what matters to me."

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs

sixstorm
October 6th, 2011, 02:46 PM
Very sad news. I'm a huge Apple fan and I'm so proud to work and use the fruits of his labor. RIP SJ, you will be missed. Now to wonder if Apple goes downhill or rises above this loss.

Quadunit404
October 6th, 2011, 03:58 PM
Commenting on this again, as I read this thread I get the urge to salute all of you. We all owe a great deal to Steve Jobs; without him, many of the now commonplace things we find in computers and smartphones wouldn't exist. As stated by someone else earlier in this thread, it is life's goal to create a legacy to leave behind when your time comes, as soon or as late as it may be. Steve Jobs, in his short 56 years in this world, had built up a massive three decade-long legacy of countless technical innovations and inspiring others to try to follow in his footsteps. He certainly was quite the successful man in the world of information technology and may his legacy live on forever.

lollo91
October 6th, 2011, 04:05 PM
Commenting on this again, as I read this thread I get the urge to salute all of you. We all owe a great deal to Steve Jobs; without him, many of the now commonplace things we find in computers and smartphones wouldn't exist. As stated by someone else earlier in this thread, it is life's goal to create a legacy to leave behind when your time comes, as soon or as late as it may be. Steve Jobs, in his short 56 years in this world, had built up a massive three decade-long legacy of countless technical innovations and inspiring others to try to follow in his footsteps. He certainly was quite the successful man in the world of information technology and may his legacy live on forever.

I couldn't say it better, thank you Steve.

madjr
October 6th, 2011, 04:08 PM
R.I.P. SJ :(

http://cdn.everyjoe.com/files/2011/10/steve-jobs-sick.jpg

ninjaaron
October 6th, 2011, 04:23 PM
The only thing I ever did with an mac in the last decade was install Arch on it. I've never owned any smartphone or tablet. No ipod either. You guessed it, Apple never had a real direct impact on my life.

If you typed that on your own computer, then Steve Jobs and Apple have had an enormous impact on your life. While Apple (especially recently) hasn't been a great friend of intellectual freedom, the idea of a digital revolution where everyone could harness the power of the computer in their daily life can be attributed to one man.

I don't know that he was necessarily a good man (I'm not his judge), but I am certain that he was a great man who has forever changed the world, and for the better in many respects.

Chame_Wizard
October 6th, 2011, 04:29 PM
Apple will never be the same again.

Swagman
October 6th, 2011, 04:41 PM
Is it too early for Steve Jobs jokes ?

CharlesA
October 6th, 2011, 04:45 PM
Is it too early for Steve Jobs jokes ?
I would think so. Keep in mind that many posts have already been jailed from this thread.

don_quixote
October 6th, 2011, 04:55 PM
If you typed that on your own computer, then Steve Jobs and Apple have had an enormous impact on your life. While Apple (especially recently) hasn't been a great friend of intellectual freedom, the idea of a digital revolution where everyone could harness the power of the computer in their daily life can be attributed to one man.

I don't know that he was necessarily a good man (I'm not his judge), but I am certain that he was a great man who has forever changed the world, and for the better in many respects.

I don't think it can really be attributed to one man by any means... but Steve Jobs certainly did do more than his fair share in that particular revolution. RIP.

ninjaaron
October 6th, 2011, 05:18 PM
I don't think it can really be attributed to one man by any means... but Steve Jobs certainly did do more than his fair share in that particular revolution. RIP.

The revolution itself was carried out by a lot of people, probably MS more than Apple. The idea, however, at least as far as I know, was Steve's.

PC_load_letter
October 6th, 2011, 05:27 PM
Although I did not agree with his way of doing things, it is only fair to say that he was a true revolutionary. He did make a dent or two on this universe and humanity have lost a brilliant mind. I'll always remember him as the one who made it looks so cool to be a tech geek.

RIP Steve jobs.

spoons
October 6th, 2011, 05:59 PM
What I don't like is how every news site is bombarding this on their front page. I want to read it once, maybe twice, not many times. It's an important news story but I don't want all other news to be drowned out. There are a lot of people dying of cancer all the time and I don't think we should focus just on this one man as there are many people who improve our lives, without any recognition at all.

krapp
October 6th, 2011, 06:08 PM
The revolution itself was carried out by a lot of people, probably MS more than Apple. The idea, however, at least as far as I know, was Steve's.

The "revolution" was carried out by industry and market forces.

ubudog
October 6th, 2011, 06:31 PM
Thread closed - starting to cause trouble.

doppel.ganger
October 7th, 2011, 12:52 AM
Remember Steve Jobs. rememberingsteve@apple.com

rmcellig
October 7th, 2011, 11:01 AM
What do you think Steve's legacy is in relation to Linux and the various distros?

el_koraco
October 7th, 2011, 11:22 AM
Jobs really didn't care about Linux, if he did, Apple would have built OSX more on the Linux, and less on the BSD model. There's a lot of ridiculous adoration going on, proclaiming him as some kind of Messiah or something. He was an exceptionally good businessman, with a keen sense of marketing and novel ideas, the most important of which being selling exclusivity as something to strive for.

Had it not been for Apple pushing the exclusivity envelope, which is what the "Jobs model" was all about, all you'd have would be a bunch of companies trying to outsell each other, with little to no regard to aesthetics, quality and good marketing.

Iowan
October 7th, 2011, 11:16 PM
Thread re-opened after merge, but be aware that further trouble will get it closed again.

Linuxratty
October 7th, 2011, 11:52 PM
Woah woah woah. Didn't he *just* resign? I know he had medical problems, but I figured he'd live a good 10+ years after resigning

I didn't...He had pancreatic cancer.Anyway,while I disagree with his walled garden approach to the Internet, I think he really pushed the envelope in a lot of ways.

Dr. C
October 8th, 2011, 12:27 AM
It is always sad when someone passes away at such a young age. My condolences to his family, and friends. I wish to add a different perspective here with the following:


In 1971, Slate columnist Ron Rosenbaum wrote an article for Esquire about a loose confederation of proto-hackers who built devices—little blue boxes—that could crack phone networks. According the New York Times obituary of Apple founder Steve Jobs, after reading Rosenbaum’s article, Jobs and his partner in founding Apple, Steve Wozniak, “collaborated on building and selling blue boxes, devices that were widely used for making free—and illegal—phone calls. They raised a total of $6,000 from the effort.” The original 1971 article, “Secrets of the Little Blue Box,” is reprinted below, with permission from the author.

From: “Secrets of the Little Blue Box” The 1971 article about phone hacking that inspired Steve Jobs. (http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/the_spectator/2011/10/the_article_that_inspired_steve_jobs_secrets_of_th e_little_blue_.html)

Blue boxes in 1971 were in many ways not that different from TPB or cracked PS3s today and raised many of the same legal and ethical questions. Steve Jobs' relationship with AT&T over his career speaks volumes to many of the ethical and legal issues facing IT today.

So depending on ones point of view on can mourn the passing of the CEO of multinational corporation, a very influential phone hacker or both, but morn one should.

Ji Ruo
October 8th, 2011, 02:20 AM
By far the best writing on Steve Jobs and Apple that I have seen in the past week:

Steve Jobs (http://adamcadre.ac/calendar/13758.html)

nvteighen
October 8th, 2011, 08:46 AM
What do you think Steve's legacy is in relation to Linux and the various distros?

There's one Apple product present in most GNU/Linux distributions: CUPS (Common Unix Printing System)... We should investigate if he was behind it, because IMO it's an impressive piece of software, very much in the line of Apple's elegancy and minimalism.

8_Bit
October 8th, 2011, 08:59 AM
According to Wikipedia, CUPS was written by Michael Sweet, when he wasn't even an Apple employee yet. Thus, Jobs had nothing to do with its original creation.

Apple has certainly maintained it well over the years, though.

mips
October 8th, 2011, 09:30 AM
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/eternal_flame.gif
"There's always the hope that if you sit and watch for long enough, the beachball will vanish and the thing it interrupted will return."

http://xkcd.com/961/



.

CharlesA
October 8th, 2011, 03:05 PM
I liked this one:

http://www.dieselsweeties.com/hstrips/0/2/9/0/02908.png

http://www.dieselsweeties.com/archive/2908

Linuxratty
October 8th, 2011, 04:21 PM
"There's always the hope that if you sit and watch for long enough, the beachball will vanish and the thing it interrupted will return."

.

I'm glad Linux does not do that.

I wonder how much better he would have done had he not used the woo?

http://www.skepticblog.org/2011/10/06/steve-jobs-succumbs-to-alternative-medicine/

longfire
October 9th, 2011, 03:01 AM
Rest in peace Steve Jobs. We would be in quite a different computer world without his contributions regardless of platform we use. He will be missed.

jonkiribati
October 9th, 2011, 09:24 AM
R.I.P Steve Jobs he was really a good man.

binary00mind
October 10th, 2011, 04:05 AM
It is always sad when someone passes away at such a young age. My condolences to his family, and friends. I wish to add a different perspective here with the following:



From: “Secrets of the Little Blue Box” The 1971 article about phone hacking that inspired Steve Jobs. (http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/the_spectator/2011/10/the_article_that_inspired_steve_jobs_secrets_of_th e_little_blue_.html)

Blue boxes in 1971 were in many ways not that different from TPB or cracked PS3s today and raised many of the same legal and ethical questions. Steve Jobs' relationship with AT&T over his career speaks volumes to many of the ethical and legal issues facing IT today.

So depending on ones point of view on can mourn the passing of the CEO of multinational corporation, a very influential phone hacker or both, but morn one should.Well the definition of the word Hacker went through revolution.
Main Stream Media could not come up with adequate or better word to what hacker means in the world today.
Sadly a wannabe hackers (and crackers, coders variant(s) came on the scene to use their skills in a malicious way, hijacked the word hacker.
And MSM jumped on the "Hacker" word bandwagon.

Both Steve Jobs and Bill Gates and many others were hackers at one point or another.
Hacking meant to accomplish something which was/is unreal not technologically speaking possible.

Also it didn't mean something bad. It meant to create a new technology that it seem it impossible at that time.
like "Where no man went before"

Just so you know the old "Hackers" spirit is still alive.
One of them is the "Chaos Communication Congress"
They are meeting every few years or so.
Last time it looked like a big camping event, tents full of computing gear.
That was in Berlin couple years ago and guess what?
All the big corporations spies were there to scoop up what's new is brewing up in the world of 1's and 0's.

link to wiki: Chos Communication Congress on Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_Communication_Congress)

this link is a lousy one:This one is written in kinda negative tone (http://www.ps3hax.net/2010/12/hacker-conference-ps3-exploits-info-on-new-and-old)

They have their own blogs (no warez...far from that)
with radio podcasts links.
It is in German: Chaos Blogs and Radio (http://chaosradio.ccc.de/)
Don't speak German use translator.

And last but not least the explanation and evolution of the word "Hacker"
With Diagram starting in 1968 till present.
Please Read This
The meaning and evolution of the word "Hacker" (http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~jain/cse571-07/ftp/hacking_orgs/index.html)
Every coin has two sides.

mamamia88
October 10th, 2011, 04:23 AM
While it is sad that he is dead I didn't know the guy personally so I can't really shed too many tears. On a side note I remember in reading about his trying to hire linus torvalds back in the day and linus turning him down. It was in a book called just for fun co written by linus torvalds.

Quadunit404
October 10th, 2011, 04:37 AM
Just a notice for those of you who do not have anything good to say about the late Steve Jobs: if you don't have anything good to say, it's best not to say it at all.

haqking
October 10th, 2011, 11:20 AM
Just so you know the old "Hackers" spirit is still alive.
One of them is the "Chaos Communication Congress"
They are meeting every few years or so.
Last time it looked like a big camping event, tents full of computing gear.
That was in Berlin couple years ago and guess what?
All the big corporations spies were there to scoop up what's new is brewing up in the world of 1's and 0's.

link to wiki: Chos Communication Congress on Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_Communication_Congress)

this link is a lousy one:This one is written in kinda negative tone (http://www.ps3hax.net/2010/12/hacker-conference-ps3-exploits-info-on-new-and-old)



Just for clarity

The chaos communication congress happens in berlin every year, the one you refer to about camping is the chaos communication camping which is every 4 years http://events.ccc.de/camp/2011/ and the last one was this august just passed held in finowfurt which is fun if you like sleeping on top of coils of ethernet cable and emtpy tins of cold frankfurters ;-)

bobbob94
October 10th, 2011, 01:47 PM
Apologies if this has been linked to before in this very long thread, but I thought this was a pretty good overview of things Jobs did right and the things he got wrong...

http://gawker.com/5847344/what-everyone-is-too-polite-to-say-about-steve-jobs