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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by ghostdawg on Thu 6th Oct 2011 01:12 UTC
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Sorry to hear it. RIP Mr. Jobs...I bought my first ever Apple computer in 2005, the first version of the Mac Mini and it's still ticking after taking so many lickings!

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by Morgan on Thu 6th Oct 2011 01:23 in reply to "RIP"
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That was my first Mac too, not counting the ones I used at school of course. I've since come into possession of a fully working Performa 460, currently collecting dust in my office closet. I think I might just pull it out and fire up a game of Shadowgate for old times' sake, in Steve's honor.

And yes, I know that particular machine was released during the Jobs-less era at Apple, but besides my ancient iPod shuffle it's the only Apple-made device I still own.

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RE[2]: RIP
by zima on Wed 12th Oct 2011 02:37 in reply to "RE: RIP"
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Ah yes, LC ...not only Macs from the times long after Steve Jobs was gone from Apple, and long before he returned - they also can be seen as leading to the dynamics which almost brought Apple to the brink of collapse.

I think such "tribute" could be considered - at least in times passed - blasphemous ;)

(though seriously, they were nice machines for what they could do, judging from few LC 475 in my high-school* at the turn of centuries; too bad why they were there in the first place probably had somewhat shady background: the bit starting with "Furthermore")

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