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: RIP Steve
by mrstep on Sun 9th Oct 2011 04:10 UTC in reply to "RIP Steve"
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I was at a private business meeting that he attended, had a moment where nobody was talking to him in the hall, and walked up and mentioned that I'd read that he had done games back at Atari. He laughed and started telling me funny stories about his days working at Atari, and he really didn't need to do so as the co-founder of Apple and busy head of another company at that point. (This is back in '94.)

Would I have wanted to work for him? Maybe not, based on stories from friends who did, but they never had bad things to say about him personally (and actually thought he was an amazing man), just that working for him was pretty challenging and that mistakes were not exactly swept under the rug.

Anyway, he was really nice to me as well, and I'm very sad to see him pass away so young. He really moved the entire tech industry forward like nobody else. RIP Steve, and condolences to his family as well.

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