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  • 3 years ago
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    A forum dedicated to his work. Here you can write any and all your experiences with his technology and how it changed your lives or improved it. From your Macintosh to your first iPad.
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  • 3 years ago
  • I once took a TV and Broadcast Media class in high school once, and we used the iMac desktop with Final Cut Pro, had it not been for the Mac's invention or even FCP program, none of my video works would have ever been edited or created. I constantly use my iTouch when I'm waiting in lines playing Angry Birds, plus it keeps me occupied when I'm bored :) I'm still saving up money to buy an iPad so I can use it when I go to college too.
    Lord McLovin of MovieWeb
  • 3 years ago
  • I treasure my iPod more now than I ever have. It's such a big loss for this world. Yeah it may have been annoying to see the same invention come out year after year, but it's like I read the yesterday: He knew what we wanted before we knew it ourselves. He was a technical god among us. R.I.P. Steve Jobs. We miss you.
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  • 3 years ago
    • Dan
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    My earliest memories of using a computer involved Macs. Our first one our dad bought was an LCIII, and like any kid, I was only interested in what kind of games it could play. Had this golfing game on it, and the original Prince of Persia (which I beat). I remember even back then how user friendly the machine seemed. Dad then bought all the in between models from that point up to the iMac. At that point he got whatever the latest model was that was non-iMac, and mom got the iMac. The iMac served us for 8 1/2 years, until it finally became so obsolete that the only thing you could do on it was pay some bills. But it rocked with it's internal 56k modem, I remember many a night playing Myth 2 (Bungie game, 16 player multiplayer) on it with zero problems.

    After that both parents switched to PC's, and unfortunately I couldn't afford an Apple computer at the time when I did some online classes, so I settled on a PC laptop. It serves me well enough, but I look forward to the day I return to my proper roots.

    Apple computers also have a special place in my heart because my grandfather (RIP) was an ardent supporter of them as well, and we used to talk shop about them all the time while growing up. Always looked forward to visiting him, because he faithfully kept up with whatever the company was putting out, and would talk your ears off about it if you asked him.
    Valar morghulis, Jon Snow. but valar dohaeris.
  • 3 years ago
  • I've chosen my first mac, a mac book pro. I will use it to it's fullest to edit videos, write my books, scripts, ideas in general. Been a PC all my life not by choice, but because it was the most affordable platform in the house. From 98 to XP, to Vista to 7. Been a good time with Windows, a good amount of ups and downs, but I see a future of quality hard work with the upcoming Apple product. Can't wait I guess.
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  • 3 years ago
  • As for my first Apple product, the iPod nano 4gb, first generation. Birthday present. My dad engraved it "To my son, my life, my best friend." First time I could carry 500 songs in something so damn small. If it weren't for the iPod, whichever model, I wouldn't be into music as much, and would have had a hard time changing CDs to listen to new tracks. It got stolen, but the memory will never be stolen.
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  • 3 years ago
    • m2
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    I have an IPhone and I practically use it for everything. Mr. Jobs definitely left his mark in this world and should always be looked as a role model for those who want to do the same.
  • 3 years ago
  • first of all i wanted to say that Steve you are a true legend in the tech world. i know that people will say what is their favorite products of yours and i am sure that people will come up with apple computers or mac. What put you on the map was the letter I in Ipads, itunes, ipods etc. Oprah has called your ipad the most have gift of all time. so there is no doubt that your brilliant mind for making our world easier was a gift from god. but i also will respect the man that was you steve...i have seen business doc*mentaries on you and steve was a person you loved his mind for computers but was a dick to work with. i know that there will be some good and bad in people. the reason why i say bad because steve was a harsh Ceo and he didn't run his business like google does with their workers by giving them all the food they can eat, play games, get your clothes wash, drive cars on electric etc. that is google way of making the workers do amazing work for the company. i think that steve believed that you get a salary now produce the products. i like that steve was not about making it easy like google does. i dont know if the apple runs differently now but in steve's world you work for a CEO who didnt care about focus groups, didn't care that you slept, didn't care about your feelings...the main objective was Build products that the world he believed would want to use. Remember that movie pirates of silicon valley . It's a great film that looks at the war between bill gates building windows and steve jobs building Apple. the point i am saying is that while people are going to remember the brilliant products he put in our society also remember the kind of man he was and what it took to build these items that we are now using for either enjoyment or for education, business etc. so RIP steve jobs and i wish i had met you in person . I will remember you the way i think you want the world to remember you which is your a brilliant man but with flaws.
  • 3 years ago
  • First let me so thank you so much @bawnian-dexeus for this forum dedicated to Steve's work. And to him.

    "Three Apples that changed the world: the one Eve ate, the one that fell on Newton's head & the&#65279 one that Steve built."
    PIRATES OF SILICON VALLEY based on the book FIRE IN THE VALLEY I watched with my son. I expressed to him how much admiration I thought of Steve Jobs. At the time that was how I made money working at a print shop the computer was a Mac. Later my son was hired right out of high school and went to work at Intel. That job took him to being a project manager building Apple Computer Stores. After the first store that he worked on was complete, I received an exciting phone call "Mom, I met him! Steve Jobs, mom! He shook my hand!" That small gesture meant and will always mean the world to my son.

    Thank You Steve Jobs! You made an impact on us all for generations to come! When you Shook hands with my son - you not only touched his life right then, but for the rest of his life. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.
    Rest in Peace.
  • 3 years ago
    • Dan
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    @Georgia-DiPirro Great response. I think it's about time to watch Pirates of Silicon Valley again. Important movie for people to watch and learn about the beginnings of these companies and products we take for granted. I'll forever be incensed with Gates over how he manipulated Jobs, but Jobs wasn't without his flaws as well, which makes it an enthralling tale.
    Valar morghulis, Jon Snow. but valar dohaeris.
  • 3 years ago
  • I still remember old school Apple Mac and comparing it with industry leaders Compaq, HP and IBM but he and his ideas, the team has gone a long way providing the best in the fields on both hardware and software technology. Even Bill had competion with this guy but with full of respect.

    I loved his passion for ingenuity and raising the bar for his company to be the best in the industry. I have done 2 courseworks in my Uni for his contributions and I'm proud to say that it was all worth it! God bless, your light always shines to millions not just to avid patronage but to other companies as well.
  • 3 years ago
  • I don't understand the few ranting on about how Steve Jobs' death is being hyped up. That man changed everyone's lives for the better. My iPod is one of my favourite possessions and I have been planning for weeks now to upgrade from my BB Bold to an iPhone. And don't even get me started on my love for Pixar, which he purchased from George Lucas back in '86.

    We have truly lost someone great. His genius knew no bounds and his imagination no limits.

    Long Live the King.
  • 3 years ago
  • @dan1 Never seen Pirates of Silicon Valley, but i heard that TNT will have a movie marathon showing at 8pm and then again at 10pm
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  • 3 years ago
  • Macintosh didn't change my life. I just switched after 12yrs of being a PC person, and I have yet to identify this "user friendly" crap everyone talks about. You can customize your desktop the same way on a PC; you can browse websites & bookmark your favorites just like you can on a PC; only specific computers can perform to certain levels (like gaming, browsing, programming) just like on a PC; there are laptops which can do the same stuff you can on PC laptops; there are and have long been phones with iPhone like capabilities such as text messaging, image sharing, web browsing, GPS, video storage & sharing, and it all compartmentalized on a smaller device years before iPhone's debut; and so overall, I notice that the iPod is truly the most unique invention of Apple. The rest I just listed are other versions of preexisting technology which was already available in the global market. So overall, I don't really know what all the talk is about Apple over everything else. Bill Gates designed a PC outta his garage too, except he didn't leech the user interface from another company (Xerox) like Steve Jobs did. I am NOT denying that Steve Jobs was an innovator. He was. But it seems with the exception of the iPod and iTunes that he simply modified what already existed like many other companies do. Yet nobody but me seems to recognize this fact. iPad even is just a clipboard version of a Mac laptop, though faster, thinner, and is only one panel in size. So all this talk about whether or not Apple will thrive without him is ridiculous. Sure they lost their leader, but if he were truly the only person behind these inventions, then he'd be running Apple out of his own house rather than on a large campus in Cupertino. They can thrive without him, as he'd already been taking several leaves of absences in the years prior to his death which extended as long as months at a time, hence why the new CEO Tim Cook was so readily accepted as the new guy. He's been running Apple for years, and while I agree his approach to showcasing these items isn't nearly as cool as Steve's way, it certainly won't result in the implosion of Apple. However the two major superior qualities of Apple is that they NEVER get viruses, and they're much FASTER; both of which cannot be said of PCs.

    In the meantime, you all @dan1@ghostman@thaphoenix@Georgia-DiPirro@bawnian-dexeus@summit10@gina39@m2 should watch "Triumph of the Nerds." That was an EXCELLENT doc*mentary. PBS replayed it last night, but they may do so again given the popularity of this subject this week.
    You think Pike and Sykes haven't been watchin' us. They know what this is all about - and what do I have? Nothin' but you egg-suckin', chicken stealing gutter trash with not even sixty rounds between you. We're after men - and I wish to God I was with 'em
  • 3 years ago
  • @slysnide I'll look for that on TV sometime over the weekend. Have you seen Pirates of Silicon Valley? is it better than The Social Network?
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  • 3 years ago
  • @ghostman: No, I've not seen it. But either way, the subject is far more interesting to me than "TSN." That film was so small in scope. It was just about two preliminary hearings, and a few friends goofing around without insight into the techy side of it, so as far as that analogy goes, I'd expect "Pirates..." to be a lot better. "TotN" was great though. We had to watch it in electronics class over 3 class periods back in junior year of high school. I can't recall if it took up the full 95 minutes each time--as roll call, chillaxing, and homework turn ins came first--but it was long and great.
    You think Pike and Sykes haven't been watchin' us. They know what this is all about - and what do I have? Nothin' but you egg-suckin', chicken stealing gutter trash with not even sixty rounds between you. We're after men - and I wish to God I was with 'em
  • 3 years ago
  • Will check out when I can
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  • 3 years ago
    • m2
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    @slysnide Cool I'll give it a look when it's on.
  • 3 years ago
  • I just posted this on Facebook, and I figured it was too funny to not post here, To lighten the mood and all:

    iGod: Steve! Amplify my earth browsing pleasure now! Only you can get me the capability to monitor everyone at once! Shh! Don't tell anyone I can't already do that, or I'll send you down to fix iSatan's prison cell. Seriously, it's hotter than Hel--well, it's hotter than the Sahara down there. So GET MOVIN!!!!

    Steve: Or I could just go to iSatan now and amplify his browsing tools to corrupt the hearts & souls of the Earth through Bill Gates & Microsoft? After all, you're a good guy, and you said you'd never pull a Soddam & Gamorra again, so you couldn't stop him.

    iGod: Fine, I'll just send you to iPurgatory.

    :P ~sly
    You think Pike and Sykes haven't been watchin' us. They know what this is all about - and what do I have? Nothin' but you egg-suckin', chicken stealing gutter trash with not even sixty rounds between you. We're after men - and I wish to God I was with 'em