My brother in law passed away last week and now this. This is truly a sad time and I feel just as bad now as I did last week.
Steve, you truly changed my life. I make a living with my Macs and I also enjoy all my Apple products to the fullest. Not sure where I would be or what I would be doing without you in my life.
Thinking of you brings memory of the few people that truly made a difference to everybody like Albert Edison, or Nikola Tesla just to name a few. The innovations you brought to life will live on for decades to come and more.
Rest In Peace Steve,
Im so sad to hear of your passing, you touched a world that loves and respects you. Your innovations brought the sparkle of joy to everyones eyes. May your soul rest in the heavens amongst angels, and your spirit through the lives of the many you touched throughout the world. You have proven to the world that being different really is ok. I pray for you and your family through these troubling times.
Thanks for being a part of our world.
RIP STEVE JOBS
THE WORLD IS BETTER BECAUSE OF YOU.
WE THANK YOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL TOYS CREATED.
WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR BRILLIANCE AND VISION
WE THANK YOU FOR APPLE
WE THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO BE YOUR DISCIPLES AND FOLLOWERS
WE THANK YOU FOR THE JOY AND EXCIMENT OFFERED BY EVERY LAUNCH OF A NEW APPLE PRODUCT
WE THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE ON THIS PLANET....BUT TOOOOO SHORT, WAY WAY TOOOOO SHORT.
REST IN PEACE
Steven Shmerler wrote:
@ Joe Gramm
Yes. Ditto that Joe. Steve and John were heros indeed. Big time.
I wrote that being only the second post in this topic. When I read the topic title, I quickly looked to see if the news was true. Sadly it was. Those were my raw feelings minutes after the news of Steves passing broke.
Steve was magical and I will never forget him. He was only human (I think) like the rest of us, but he will always be my Superhero. My most sincere and deepest sympathy to Steve's family and colleagues.
I'm now 65. Started with pocket CasioPB1000, Assembler, Basic, DOS. Some tests of Win usually ended back to DOS few weeks later, until XP which lasted more. I remember I snobbed the first Macs: the Mouse gave me a feeling of toy and I was not able to get the real facts.
Later I understood. Thanks to Steve I finally entered in 2006 the Mac World. A lot of people here, you friends, helped me to understand the easy way of Apple. I could appreciate not only the style of the machines and their SW but also their stability and the professional and serious approach of any of you (us) in this forums, compared to the low minded average of so many forums and groups outside Apple. Despite our age, location, religion....etc.
And this Apple Support Communities is also a present from Steve to us which will last: he has also developed a group of users, customers, or call us as you like, which follow his philosophy. We love our devices and software in a way no one can understand if he is not one of us. Yes we love them even while we put some question or critics.
Anyway... now the TREE is dead and its Apple is alone, not easy to grow.
It will also be part of our assignement to keep helping each other and feeding Apple with the right information the company needs to sail further to greater targets.
Thank you Steve.
from Milan - Italy
Apologize for my English.
I was so shocked even though I knew he was quite sick. I was such a PC believer until I had a client, who had bought a computer store that sold Apple, introduced me to the MacIntosh SE. I fell in love with Apple and haven't looked back. He has touched my life and made it better for me. I used to work in an environment that only used PC's, but any planning, organizing, reporting that had to be done, I would do on my Mac SE at home. I made a presentation to my work to use Mac's instead, and if not for politics, I think they would have moved.
My sincere condolences to his famiily for this great loss. A loss that will be felt my everyone on this planet!
About 10 years ago, I took the plunge and purchased a PowerBook G4. My computer savvy was somewhere between slim and nil. That computer literally yanked me into the 20th century and I haven't looked back since. It was easy to use and learn and it was forgiving of my bumbling. This is being written on my iMac, the most elegant and easiest to use "all-in-one" on the market today; all the others are pretenders.
Steve Jobs was Apple. Apple was Steve Jobs. Where Apple goes now, is anyone's guess. I hope that somewhere within the walls of Apple Computer Corporation, another creative genius is lurking. That person won't replace Steve Jobs, but he/she will assure the contiued Apple leadership.
Condolences to the Jobs family, and Apple family.
I did not think that I would be touched the way I am. Not like when John Lennon died, but close.
Strange to admit that I felt connected to a person through a "technical devise", without ever having met the person, but I guess that's the magic we all can not explain. Lots of respect and greatfulness!
Could not have done my several last records without all those apple devises in my studio. THANKS !
Shall there be an afterlife, hope to meet you, otherwise enjoy paradise wherever you are right now!
Amen, Lenny Wolf
I like what the Italian said about the apple tree. I hope the apples that fall from that tree will follow the pattern of nature as described in the Bible, Genesis Ch. 1, v. 29.
29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
Many of us are consumers, some of us are seeds, and some of us are cultivators. Steve was a great cultivator of genius - enabling so many people to partake of the fruit of genius - the fruit of Apple. Genius will always manifest itself in seed form. Good cultivators (people who can recognize a good seed and properly care for it) are rare.
Steve had vision (for both technology and humanity), and I think that this vision is beginning to come to fruition today in a big way with a lot of the voice technology, automation, and ease of use of the latest Apple products. I expect that his vision and cultivation of good seeds will continue to be fostered by the current leadership at Apple.
As Elvis Presley was to rock and roll, as Henry Ford was to the auto industry, and as Isaac Newton was to optics, so was Steve Jobs to consumer technology.
In the beginning, God created the first Apple, it was delicious and filled out stomachs.
However, it took a visionary like Steve Jobs to create the second apple, this one not only fills us up, but helps us in our daily lives, so long Steve, may you and your family find peace.
EP/GS Smith,Houston, Texas