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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dead at 56

Apple Computer announced Wednesday that founder Steve Jobs has died. He was 56.
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Oct 5, 2011, 4:12 pm
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So very, very sad. Rest in peace, dear Steve.

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Oct 5, 2011, 7:39 pm
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Without guys like Steve Jobs paving the way, guys like me would most likely be working a door at a sleazy strip club for a living. Thanks for all you did Mr. Jobs. You will be missed.

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Oct 5, 2011, 11:13 pm
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I’ve got a IIci in storage that’ll still fire up and process words after two full decades. Thanks to a certain obsessive mind, Apple builds quality gear. It ain’t just pretty and world-changing, it works. And works and works and works. Out of more than a dozen I’ve owned, I’ve only had a couple of Macs actually crap out on me, and those were both hard drive failures.

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Oct 6, 2011, 7:18 am
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Steve Jobs pretty much pioneered the transition of computers in warehouse-sized buildings to computers in our offices and bedrooms, and thanks to his innovations he made them affordable. He and his help really did change the world.

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Oct 6, 2011, 9:42 am
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Seymour Cray invented and manufactured “industrial strength” computers that did not require their own buildings, but they were not desk top PCs, and were prohibitively expensive for private use. Steve Wozniak’s personal computerpc invention, was made more versatile, attractive and available by the manufacturing and marketing strategies of Steve Jobs, who brilliantly embodied that rare combination of vision, application, tenacity and marketing genius. His further innovations in creative technologies of off-shoot products have enhanced the use experiences available to us all.
I had the fortune to be in regular communication with all 3 during that early time.
Coincidentally, though 15 years apart, both Seymour Cray and Steve Jobs died on October 5.

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