Steve Jobs RIP 1955-2011

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"wish we could restore steve" is just

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 10 October 2011 20:31 (ten years ago) link

those people just want more shiny products

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 10 October 2011 20:32 (ten years ago) link

steve was their ultimate shiny product: "the brilliant geek made stylishly good"

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 10 October 2011 21:26 (ten years ago) link

rong

( ) (mh), Monday, 10 October 2011 21:29 (ten years ago) link

is it?

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 10 October 2011 21:29 (ten years ago) link

i mean do fight w/me here, i kinda feel distasteful having said that

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 10 October 2011 21:29 (ten years ago) link

I mean, his choice in who crafted physical objects for him was right-on but the dude didn't really have a definitive personal style other than a lack of putting effort into his personal style

mansion with no furniture -> jeans/new balance/turtleneck were his trademarks

his brilliance was as a taskmaster

( ) (mh), Monday, 10 October 2011 21:33 (ten years ago) link

right, but you can't tell me the guy didn't have the aura of apple design about him and that it wasn't part of his appeal imo--especially as the guy who had a second coming that revolutionized the company and brought about the products that design people jizz over.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 10 October 2011 21:35 (ten years ago) link

how was he a shiny product? like, his career or his personal life or his ability to make good stuff at the end of his life?

( ) (mh), Monday, 10 October 2011 21:37 (ten years ago) link

Nice work in Chicago--glass windows of the Apple Store covered with multicolored Post-It notes, each with a personal wish. Crowd outside snapping photos (silent snaps).

per metal injection (Eazy), Monday, 10 October 2011 21:39 (ten years ago) link

"mansion with no furniture"
bill gates mansion is an unmanageable mess of feature creep that even martha stewart warned about.

Philip Nunez, Monday, 10 October 2011 21:45 (ten years ago) link

(i don't remember if the martha stewart zing came before or after her living arrangements were forcibly spartan)

Philip Nunez, Monday, 10 October 2011 21:49 (ten years ago) link

how was he a shiny product? like, his career or his personal life or his ability to make good stuff at the end of his life?

― ( ) (mh), Monday, October 10, 2011 9:37 PM (16 minutes ago) Bookmark

he stood for something very attractive. that's all i'm getting at.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 10 October 2011 21:55 (ten years ago) link

That is actually a tiny bit poignant, a gin or two in.

Must not buy mac plus on the ebay

stet, Monday, 10 October 2011 21:57 (ten years ago) link

ha

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 10 October 2011 22:08 (ten years ago) link

right, but you can't tell me the guy didn't have the aura of apple design about him and that it wasn't part of his appeal imo--especially as the guy who had a second coming that revolutionized the company and brought about the products that design people jizz over.

― BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 11 October 2011 08:35 (46 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

He was going bald and kept growing his hair so

Autumn Almanac (Schlafsack), Monday, 10 October 2011 22:36 (ten years ago) link

http://www.droid-life.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/steve-jobs.jpg

^ would be horrified if I were seen in public with that hairdo

Autumn Almanac (Schlafsack), Monday, 10 October 2011 22:39 (ten years ago) link

...balding?

max, Monday, 10 October 2011 22:40 (ten years ago) link

balding

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 10 October 2011 22:45 (ten years ago) link

Hey have you guys heard that one of the side effects of cancer treatment is hair loss? I know, right?

xp that other dude is not balding, he has a shaved head and a widows peak.

Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan M. (Phil D.), Monday, 10 October 2011 22:46 (ten years ago) link

^bald expert

lol-qaeda (am0n), Monday, 10 October 2011 22:50 (ten years ago) link

Hey have you guys heard that one of the side effects of cancer treatment is hair loss? I know, right?

wtf is this? My point was that ~imo~ his haircut does not fit with the Apple design aura

Autumn Almanac (Schlafsack), Monday, 10 October 2011 22:51 (ten years ago) link

The point is it may be less "haircut" than "making the best of a bad situation for someone who does not want his head shaved."

Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan M. (Phil D.), Monday, 10 October 2011 22:52 (ten years ago) link

maybe haircut is physical representation of ipod's halo effect on mac sales?

Philip Nunez, Monday, 10 October 2011 22:54 (ten years ago) link

h8 steve jobs for that haircut. what a dork.

caek, Monday, 10 October 2011 22:57 (ten years ago) link

RIP

lol-qaeda (am0n), Monday, 10 October 2011 22:58 (ten years ago) link

One of Steve's less-discussed legacies is how he, more than any other single person, made it acceptable to wear casual clothes at work. Before Apple, *nobody* who was the CEO of a huge company would give a keynote address wearing jeans and sneakers. The hair was part of the same aesthetic - just as he didn't want (for himself or his employees) to be constrained by uncomfortable suits, neckties, and leather shoes, he didn't feel like futzing with his hair for an hour before the big speech.

Everything else is secondary (Lee626), Monday, 10 October 2011 23:41 (ten years ago) link

more than any other single person

idk, i have been looking pretty casual at work for a long time. i have really lowered that tone.

honest weights, square dealings (schlump), Monday, 10 October 2011 23:53 (ten years ago) link

my friend told me a story about this. some guy that works w/ him was telling this story that he was like paying for live sex cams and that he was idk directing the girl on the screen and then at some point she looks at her laptop and says " oh it says here that steve jobs died"

plax (ico), Tuesday, 11 October 2011 00:05 (ten years ago) link

and RIP i guess

plax (ico), Tuesday, 11 October 2011 00:08 (ten years ago) link

xp Yeah, the scope of people feeling this loss seems without any of the usual barriers - I mean even ESPN was talking about Steve Jobs instead of football. Several of the signs with rearrangable letters that you see in front of stores, hotels, shopping malls around here have goodbye messages for Steve on them.

Everything else is secondary (Lee626), Tuesday, 11 October 2011 01:02 (ten years ago) link

one thing this thread has made me think of is peoples tendency to want to define someone by the worst thing theyve done and whether thats legit or not - and then theres the tendency to want to make the worst thing the persons done seem worse than it is

ice cr?m, Tuesday, 11 October 2011 02:18 (ten years ago) link

Or the things they didn't do, that people perceive they should have.

( ) (mh), Tuesday, 11 October 2011 02:23 (ten years ago) link

one thing this thread has made me think of is peoples tendency to want to define someone by the worst thing theyve done and whether thats legit or not

There's a whole thread in this.

Autumn Almanac (Schlafsack), Tuesday, 11 October 2011 02:24 (ten years ago) link

mm yeah agreed.

piscesx, Tuesday, 11 October 2011 02:29 (ten years ago) link

my friend told me a story about this. some guy that works w/ him was telling this story that he was like paying for live sex cams and that he was idk directing the girl on the screen and then at some point she looks at her laptop and says " oh it says here that steve jobs died"
― plax (ico), Monday, October 10, 2011 7:05 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

where were you when etc.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Tuesday, 11 October 2011 05:09 (ten years ago) link

Jobs and Gates looking like George and Lenny up there. God what a weird photo.

rustic italian flatbread, Tuesday, 11 October 2011 12:36 (ten years ago) link

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6174/6234596183_daaf79f0f3_z.jpg

Madchen, Tuesday, 11 October 2011 17:34 (ten years ago) link

Okay, so there is this Japanese restaurant that I used to frequent often in the late 00s and Jobs would often be there (but not Woz lol).

Rumor had it he was quite tight with the owners, possibly helping bankroll the place when it opened.

They announced they were closing about 2 weeks ago.

― citation needed (Steve Shasta), Friday, October 7, 2011 10:14 AM (4 days ago)

Follow-up, the head chef has been hired by Apple and will be working at the Cupertino HQ. Crazy, as this place was pretty high-end, a incredibly different universe from the corporate lunch scene.

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 12 October 2011 00:55 (ten years ago) link

there's a "corporate lunch scene"?

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 02:56 (ten years ago) link

GOING FORWARD PASTA IN A HEADS-UP SAUCE $7.95 SML / $9.95 LRG

Autumn Almanac (Schlafsack), Wednesday, 12 October 2011 02:57 (ten years ago) link

Large companies have cafeterias, hoos

( ) (mh), Wednesday, 12 October 2011 02:57 (ten years ago) link

there's a "corporate lunch scene"?

― BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, October 11, 2011 7:56 PM (25 minutes ago)

. . .

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 12 October 2011 03:27 (ten years ago) link

you made it sound like a ~scene~!

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 03:40 (ten years ago) link

the only Steve Jobs food story i ever heard was from a guy i knew in college, who is now a key guy at Apple

he told me that he once watched Steve Jobs threw a hissy fit at the Apple cafeteria because he wanted pasta, but the cafeteria was serving something else that day. so Steve Jobs basically tortured the lunch ladies until they finally made what he wanted.

geeta, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 03:40 (ten years ago) link

er, throw

sorry, it's late

geeta, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 03:41 (ten years ago) link

#livelikesteve

Autumn Almanac (Schlafsack), Wednesday, 12 October 2011 03:41 (ten years ago) link

You'd think he'd just ask for the head chef and have that person whip up a thing!

( ) (mh), Wednesday, 12 October 2011 03:42 (ten years ago) link


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