Steve Jobs RIP 1955-2011

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i mean if it was a picture of him in state or something

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, 13 October 2011 22:46 (ten years ago) link

I find it TOTALLY GHOULISH when it's p much the whole front page of the whole web presence for more than a week, yeah

Autumn Almanac (Schlafsack), Thursday, 13 October 2011 23:10 (ten years ago) link

That depends upon where you look.

***** (SeekAltRoute), Thursday, 13 October 2011 23:17 (ten years ago) link

steve is that kaygetsu?

funk master friendly (moonship journey to baja), Thursday, 13 October 2011 23:22 (ten years ago) link

kaygetsu is the f'n bomb, only went there once tho

funk master friendly (moonship journey to baja), Thursday, 13 October 2011 23:22 (ten years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/TlDKz.jpg

dayo, Thursday, 20 October 2011 01:50 (ten years ago) link

desktop of my imac is that picture w/ a white background behind it atm

markers, Thursday, 20 October 2011 04:25 (ten years ago) link

There'll be no need to read his biography what with EVERY PRESS AGENCY ON THE PLANET explaining every single revelation in gigantic detail.

Autumn Almanac (Schlafsack), Friday, 21 October 2011 05:11 (ten years ago) link

i.e. if you want to enjoy the book don't look at a web site or open a newspaper.

Autumn Almanac (Schlafsack), Friday, 21 October 2011 05:11 (ten years ago) link

def surprised that he admits to delaying his cancer treatment

gonna be hilarious when shareholders file suit

dayo, Friday, 21 October 2011 10:52 (ten years ago) link

He didn't just delay - he chose a stupid fucking homeopathic alternative treatment instead of the one that works. And in the end, he's just another rich, narcissistic vaccine denier type. Sigh.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 October 2011 16:01 (ten years ago) link

yeah I didn't phrase that correctly - I meant he hid the fact from shareholders

dayo, Friday, 21 October 2011 16:06 (ten years ago) link

sueing his executors or apple or whaa

nakhchivan, Friday, 21 October 2011 16:09 (ten years ago) link

Is that important? (Call me naive but I was always wondering why the hell there was so much attention given to what the shareholders thought about his health; I kinda bloodlessly figured they'd be more interested in, you know, sales and profits. The company wasn't SteveJobsBodilyIntegrity.com)

Ned Raggett, Friday, 21 October 2011 16:09 (ten years ago) link

well I have no idea what being a shareholder entitles you to - I just remember that waves were being made at the time that jobs was concealing too much of his illness from the public and hence shareholders

dayo, Friday, 21 October 2011 16:11 (ten years ago) link

Well, Jobs being dead certainly affects Apple and Apple stock. Jobs keeping his illness secret gave the stock an illusion of strength, where an admission that he was seeking a risky alternative treatment would have given shareholders a chance to make up their own mind as to his and Apple's future and whether or not it was worth shedding stocks then vs. now, post-fact and in a position of relative weakness.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 October 2011 16:15 (ten years ago) link

That is, he knew he was dying to the extent that he told his biographer. So he was concealing a known fact of use to shareholders.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 October 2011 16:15 (ten years ago) link

fwiw

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 October 2011 16:16 (ten years ago) link

Man I knew the stock market consisted of jumpy, nervous bastards but that's kinda weird.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 21 October 2011 16:17 (ten years ago) link

sue sue sue to establish the precdent that corporate offcers are subject to full prophylactic genetic testing & constant health monitoring it's the least shareholders deserve

nakhchivan, Friday, 21 October 2011 16:20 (ten years ago) link

tbc I think any stockholder who would file suit over this is a vampire squid - but given the grand larceny that goes on daily in the financial world I would not be surprised if tomorrow some group of shareholders filed suit

dayo, Friday, 21 October 2011 16:20 (ten years ago) link

The vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis, lit. "vampire squid from 'Hell'")

feel like the taxonomists are giving these chaps undue status with *that* name

nakhchivan, Friday, 21 October 2011 16:24 (ten years ago) link

cosign the vampire squids, but you also gotta assume that many shareholders demand the person in charge gets checked out regularly. Sort of like Hollywood studios requiring physicals from their actors (though that may be just to get naked pix).

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 October 2011 16:50 (ten years ago) link

keep hearing "vampire squid" as "vampire girl" in that jonathan richman song

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 21 October 2011 17:00 (ten years ago) link

the whole concern-troll thing about WHAT STEVE JOBS SHOULD HAVE TOLD THE SHAREHOLDERS is pretty gross imo

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Friday, 21 October 2011 18:43 (ten years ago) link

like do u really give a fuck about apple shareholders' portfolios

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Friday, 21 October 2011 18:43 (ten years ago) link

ppl bringing that argument never seem to advocate for the rights of the shareholders of any other company

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Friday, 21 October 2011 18:43 (ten years ago) link

I dont give a shit, personally. I also don't give a shit about Steve Jobs (aside from generic empathy; died too young is died too young). Just saying I can imagine it being a concern to those who do/did both of those things. I imagine if I were a profit-minded shareholder - and they all are - I would care, which is why this secrecy stuff was brought up *before* he died. Not to burst any bubbles, but Apple was a business. It's "think different" campaign was advertising, because when it came to the bottom line, it filled swimming pools with blood-soaked, coke-tainted cash like any other flush company. And to pretend a very famously public yet paradoxically secretive CEO/creative driver, uniquely linked to his product, with a mysterious illness who nonetheless stayed mum on the situation was like any other CEO/company is just a little silly. Dude was exceptional in many regards.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 October 2011 19:06 (ten years ago) link

I agree with everything you said 510ck1, which is why I think that it's gonna be hilarious and sad if/when these suits start showing up

but maybe the stock price should drop a little first

dayo, Friday, 21 October 2011 19:51 (ten years ago) link

In a chapter about the music Mr. Jobs most admired, he chided an unusual target: the singer and guitarist John Mayer. Mr. Jobs knew Mr. Mayer, who performed at an Apple product introduction in 2004. While Mr. Jobs spoke with admiration of Mr. Mayer’s guitar-playing, he told the author that the artist is “out of control” and could be “blowing it big time.” There’s no explanation in the book of what prompted Mr. Jobs’s concerns.

<3 <3 <3

markers, Friday, 21 October 2011 19:56 (ten years ago) link

The more I read about the man, the less I like him.

Muammar for the road (Michael White), Friday, 21 October 2011 20:01 (ten years ago) link

^^^

dayo, Friday, 21 October 2011 20:02 (ten years ago) link

it's kind of like finding out the dark mysterious rebel you had a crush on is actually just a boring yuppie

dayo, Friday, 21 October 2011 20:02 (ten years ago) link

And a somewhat typical CEO-style dick

Muammar for the road (Michael White), Friday, 21 October 2011 20:05 (ten years ago) link

maybe you guys are learning something about ... yourselves?

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 21 October 2011 20:06 (ten years ago) link

haha for a minute I was thinking "wait, what kind of dick does a CEO have"

dayo, Friday, 21 October 2011 20:06 (ten years ago) link

Well-polished

Muammar for the road (Michael White), Friday, 21 October 2011 20:11 (ten years ago) link

The guy was pretty human

avant-garde heterosexuals (mh), Saturday, 22 October 2011 14:51 (ten years ago) link

ya, finding out about his opinions on john mayer's career arc was just devastating

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Saturday, 22 October 2011 16:21 (ten years ago) link

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/22/books/steve-jobs-by-walter-isaacson-review.html?_r=2

SOMEBODY has never actually PLAYED Angry Birds.

dan selzer, Saturday, 22 October 2011 19:22 (ten years ago) link

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: October 22, 2011

An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the premise of “Angry Birds,” a popular iPhone game. In the game, slingshots are used to launch birds to destroy pigs and their fortresses, not to shoot down the birds.

Everything else is secondary (Lee626), Sunday, 23 October 2011 08:04 (ten years ago) link

god he looks young there

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Sunday, 23 October 2011 13:30 (ten years ago) link

GOSSIP and several lols:

Jobs then used a crude word for defecation to describe Android and other products outside of search.

"The words of cultural icons have a lot of power after death," veteran technology analyst Rob Enderle said. "This almost sounds like a spiritual leader declaring a jihad on Android as his dying wish."

After Google's Jan. 20 announcement that Page would replace Schmidt as CEO in April, Page called Jobs for some pointers. Jobs told Isaacson that his first instinct was to reject Page with a curt expletive, but he reconsidered as he recalled his times as a young entrepreneur listening to the advice of elder Silicon Valley statesmen including Bill Hewlett, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard Co.

the awesome condescension of the last one

occupy the A train (difficult listening hour), Monday, 24 October 2011 07:04 (ten years ago) link

In an unauthorized biography by Alan Deutschman, a college friend said that Jobs had even been a lover of folk singer Joan Baez, who was 41 at the time, and the attraction was largely because she had also been intimate with another '60s icon, Bob Dylan.
Ugh.

James Mitchell, Monday, 24 October 2011 08:10 (ten years ago) link

C'mon we've all been there, trying to fuck Bob Dylan by association

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 24 October 2011 08:51 (ten years ago) link

Come on guys, we've all tried to hook up with 40 year olds when we were young men for the perceived artistic cachet.

avant-garde heterosexuals (mh), Monday, 24 October 2011 13:53 (ten years ago) link

come on that's the ultimate music nerd move, you guys should be sympathetic

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Monday, 24 October 2011 13:59 (ten years ago) link

Will someone post a diagram showing exactly which women are 2, 4, 6 etc. shag degrees from Bob Dylan? I assume there are quite a few to choose from besides Joan....

Everything else is secondary (Lee626), Monday, 24 October 2011 14:00 (ten years ago) link


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