Steve Jobs, RIP

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 06 Oct 2011 14:13:02 GMT  <== Computers ==> 

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

Steve Jobs, a founder of Apple Computer, died yesterday, at the young age of 56. I have respected him since I first marveled at lisp running on "this little toy computer", as I ran Coral Common Lisp on my Mac Plus in 1989. I have owned a IIcx, IIci, IIfx, two iMacs, and three iPhones since then. And I have always loved Steve's dedication to making "insanely great" products. The image above is from the home page at Full resolution version here. Apple has a dedication page at

Steve Jobs


Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.
Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend
and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built,
and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

If you would like to share your thoughts, memories, and condolences, please email

YouTube video of Steve Jobs reading "The Crazy Ones", which Richard Dreyfuss read in one of the "Think Different" commercials. "While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do." Thank you, Steve Jobs, for changing the world.

Stories of note:

  • Time Magazine special Steve Jobs commemorative issue.
  • Wired's home page is black and filled with quotes. And they have a tribute video and story.
  • Steve Jobs and the Reserved Seat - Alex Heath at Cult of Mac reminds us that there was a seat reserved for Jobs at Monday's iPhone 4S introduction. They must have known that he was ailing, making their performances that day very difficult for all.

    Steve Jobs and the Reserved Seat

  • Boing Boing changed their site's style to resemble the Mac Plus.

    Boing Boing Mac Plus

  • And thousands more.

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Cobert honors Jobs

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 07 Oct 2011 13:21:56 GMT

The Colbert Report - Flash-only video

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Stanford Commencement Address

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 07 Oct 2011 14:12:58 GMT

In 2005, Steve Jobs gave this commencement address at Stanford. Link includes video and transcript.

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

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Glenn McCoy on Steve Jobs

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 08 Oct 2011 14:00:58 GMT

Glenn McCoy drew a great comic of Steve jobs at the gates of heaven.

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Steve Jobs, Entrepreneur

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 08 Oct 2011 22:43:33 GMT

Sheldon Richman posts "Steve Jobs, Entrepeneur" at The Freeman.

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Pixar Memorial

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 10 Oct 2011 13:58:29 GMT

Nice memorial at

Pixar Steve Jobs Memorial

"Steve Jobs was an extraordinary visionary, our very dear friend and the guiding light of the Pixar family. He saw the potential of what Pixar could be before the rest of us, and beyond what anyone ever imagined. Steve took a chance on us and believed in our crazy dream of making computer animated films; the one thing he always said was to simply 'make it great.' He is why Pixar turned out the way we did, and his strength, integrity, and love of life has made us all better people. He will forever be a part of Pixar's DNA. Our hearts go out to his wife Laurene and their children during this incredibly difficult time."

John Lasseter
Chief Creative Officer

Ed Catmull


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