Steve Jobs has died

  Strawballs 06 Oct 11
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Whatever you thought of the way he ran Apple he was one hell of a business man

Steve Jobs Dies

  LastChip 06 Oct 11

Very sad for his family and friends.

Certainly you can't argue with his success in turning around Apple from an almost bankrupt company, to becoming the most valuable by market capitalisation in the USA.

But sometimes we forget these leaders are also human as well. It is tragic however, that he died at a comparatively young age.

It has become acutely apparent now, why he felt he could no longer lead Apple.

RIP Steve.

  ajm 06 Oct 11

Very saddened to hear this. He will be remembered for his talent and vision.

  ajm 06 Oct 11

At a now-famous commencement speech from Stanford University in 2005, Mr. Jobs touched upon the rather delicate subject of mortality:

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

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. 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.

  zzzz999 06 Oct 11

RIP

  mole44 06 Oct 11

you'll be sadly missed,you were an inspiration to us all, R.I.P.

  bremner 06 Oct 11

Steve Jobs is a man who has definitely left his mark in the history of IT.

I was fortunate to spend a day at Cupertino a couple of years ago and the respect and admiration his staff had for him was remarkable.

His innovation and eye for "what we want" will be sadly missed.

R.I.P.

  morddwyd 06 Oct 11

He didn't have a very long retirement.

  amonra 06 Oct 11

Didn't like Apple, but admired the man.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 06 Oct 11

RIP

  interzone55 06 Oct 11

Don't get me wrong here, Steve Jobs was a visionary business leader, and produced some good products, but his death has been met with the kind of tributes you'd expect for the leader of a major religion, and this is just flat out wrong.

He was a man, we knew he was dying for some time, an entrepreneur of his standing does not step down until he really can not work any more, so the obituary departments will have been getting their copy and videos ready for the last couple of months.

My condolences go out to his family and friends, everyone else calm down and get on with your lives.

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