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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RE[2]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by henderson101 on Fri 7th Oct 2011 16:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
henderson101
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"Guys and girls, please remember the following Dutch saying: over de doden niets dan goed ("concerning the dead, nothing but good").


Actually it is a Latin saying: "De mortuis nil nisi bonum." and it is an apothegm pertaining to Chilon of Sparta.
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The English saying, directly linked to the Latin, is "Never speak ill of the dead". "Ill" being used in the original meaning of the word as "bad" rather than the modern sense of "sick".

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