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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Weird Twist...
by Steve Jabs on Thu 6th Oct 2011 01:30 UTC
Steve Jabs
Member since:
2006-09-14

In a weird twist of fate, I was just teaching a friend and brand new Mac convert how to use Spotlight to open apps by hitting Cmd + Space and typing Safari. Since it's a new machine, the default homepage, www.apple.com, is what broke the sad news. As a 29 year old that's followed Jobs and Apple since elementary school, I'm deeply saddened by this loss. However, as someone who believes in the afterlife, I'm pleased to know that him and ol' Jef Raskin are finally back together shooting the shit about faulty pancreases and "leap" keys.

With profound respect,

Steve Jabs

Sent from my Macintosh

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RE: Weird Twist...
by zima on Thu 13th Oct 2011 23:29 in reply to "Weird Twist..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

For all we know, Steve Jobs was a Buddhist. Hence, presumably, he not only didn't believe (BTW, how do you go from "someone who believes" to "I'm pleased to know"?) in stories for good children about reunions and such, he also presumably believed in something much more profound, followed a religion which leads its adherents into actually valuing - as something which needs to earned - their, essentially, cessation of existence. One which causes them (via a small trick of reincarnations; but still, fascinating in comparison) into recognizing the profound truth about our lives being just short, fleeing contributions (working towards loftier goals here) to slowly evolving human societies.

Steve, as a Buddhist, presumably would at most expect to be reincarnated ...which is an undesirable option.

You being pleased from your "knowledge" that his beliefs are irrelevant, on such occasion, can be easily seen as quite disrespectful - "with profound respect" or... mockery?

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