Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Oct 2011 00:02 UTC
Apple On its website, Apple has just confirmed that its co-founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs, has passed away at age 56. After bringing the company back from the brink of bankruptcy and turning it into one of the world's most succesful technology companies, Jobs lost the battle with pancreatic cancer.
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Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 6th Oct 2011 00:38 UTC
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

Crazy. I'd just fallen asleep, and about 15 minutes later I suddenly woke up, feeling very uncomfortable (I have te flu, but still). Check Facebook, and then this.

Eery.

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RE: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by fran on Thu 6th Oct 2011 14:08 in reply to "Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

one glove does'nt fit all but in my experience a bit of alcohol make my flu recovery much faster.
Just a bit ne..don't overdue it..hehe

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RE[2]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by iJest on Thu 6th Oct 2011 19:05 in reply to "RE: Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
iJest Member since:
2009-08-17

Weirdly enough, being a sound sleeper, last night I kept waking up every couple of hours and that's with no flu and two glasses of bourbon.

I blamed the sauce, don't know what is it with it, most whisk(e)ys are ok and while I tend to favor speyside single malts, kentucky bourbon is the only one that gives me a headache while drinking it.

On hindsight maybe it was the disturbance in the force.

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RE: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by zima on Tue 11th Oct 2011 23:42 in reply to "Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Thom, surely you aren't surprised to be among the people Steve would (will continue to?) haunt?! ;) ;)


Hm, quite a few readily apparent cheap shots there...
1) Wait, what? Again? (just a few weeks ago lots of people seemed to be acting like he died already)
2) The reception of the unchanged new iPhone killed him.
3) "Reports of my death are not exaggerated." (he did quote the original Mark Twain line once)
4) "0/0" Apple event presentation slide
5) Now we know what "iPhone Death S" means? ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetraphobia )
6) But nothing happened after ~1.5 days... (no, not the prevalent "after three" which seems to be a ~pop-cultural artefact of "on third day")

Hey, personally I would hope to inspire at least cheap jokes afterwards ;) (and to be able to laugh from myself shortly before that) - seems like a better end, for example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsHk9WC7fnQ ;) ...NVM how twisted the alternative phenomena of the faithful majorities becoming often most sad is.

(only too bad there is, in the background, some slight possibility of two people being dead - http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2009/06/steve-jobs-received-a-new-liver... - realistically speaking, 2 years would barely impact the level of his accomplishments; and he surely knew that, even with transplant, his time was running short; but very few of us would be able to (not) act on such impulses)

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