Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple

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  1. Valshistixol

    Valshistixol [H]ard|Gawd

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    Sorry I don't like someone who was a complete asshole to everyone he knew and who's goal was to take computing back 10 years.
     
  2. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf 2[H]4U

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    -Citation needed.

    I have no idea how Steve Job's goal was to take computing back ten years, but feel free to explain your theory, or to back it up with facts.
     
  3. Acoustique

    Acoustique Gawd

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    And there goes the biggest conman in history, he could sell shit to a sewerage factory

    lol at all the apple users and there excuse, oh buts its sooo easy to use, well darling, devices like this are the new age pen & paper and you own a crayon :D
     
  4. Matalim

    Matalim Limp Gawd

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    H doesn't disappoint when it comes to haters.
     
  5. -Strelok-

    -Strelok- [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Even though I strongly dislike apple and not a big fan of SJ either, no one deserves to die or should be wished to die.

    My grandmother died of cancer, so best of wishes to him that he lives through it. Apple the company can go down and bankrupt. It would at least stop some chinese working themselves to death.
     
  6. Matalim

    Matalim Limp Gawd

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    It's not just Apple. Everything around you is made in China nowadays. Those same people are working the same harsh conditions. You most likely have a ton in your household and is not aware of it.
     
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    Xyvotha Limp Gawd

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  8. MattDamen

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    Creating another innovation. The iResign. It will sell like hotcakes.
     
  9. MattDamen

    MattDamen Limp Gawd

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  10. -Strelok-

    -Strelok- [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Emphasis on the "some" ;)
     
  11. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun [H]ard as it Gets

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    No matter how wonderful smart phones and tablets are they are pushing the low end, not the high end of what's really possible with computers. But that's not really Jobs' fault, not even Apple had come up with ways to use the immense computing power that high-end PCs have these days.
     
  12. Uncle

    Uncle 2[H]4U

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    H allows you to hate as long as you do it with respect and you don't go on a personal attack to another forum member. Its too bad SJ wasn't a forum member, people would have done their hating with respect. That I would have liked to have seen.:)
     
  13. Sly

    Sly [H]ardness Supreme

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    It's not just that. The way apple markets itself as a company is where they are contradicting themselves and if makes the two faced aspect even more apparent. In terms of marketing, other companies would normally do the courtesy of atleast blanking out the competition and say how much they're better, Apple was the first that actually made criticizing names a large part of their marketing strategy.

    I don't care much for the guy, but i'm interested how the company will move from an ethical standpoint from here on out.
     
  14. fochkoph

    fochkoph [H]ard|Gawd

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    Well. One can only hope this means Apple will finally go away.
     
  15. Team Obi Juan

    Team Obi Juan Your Local Postmaster

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    There would be no touchpad or $99 touchpad if not for Mr Jobs. The whole tech industry will suffer without a strong Apple. I hope his health returns 100%.
     
  16. TwistedAegis

    TwistedAegis [H]ardForum Junkie

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    You stay classy, [H]...
     
  17. PreOmegaZero

    PreOmegaZero 2[H]4U

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    Trickle down effect...
     
  18. srangara

    srangara Postposterous

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    There's a loophole for that too:
    :)
     
  19. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun [H]ard as it Gets

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    But in a short while there will be NO Touchpads period because of Apple.
     
  20. dr.kevin

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    let everyone short the stock. That will just mean more people can buy in at lower price.

    Steve is merely a symbol. Next quarter, appl will still report record sales and profits, and the stocks will again rise as people realize apple is a juggernaut with or without steve.
     
  21. wrangler

    wrangler 2[H]4U

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    Now that's funny.
     
  22. PreOmegaZero

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    Apple did not force HP to release it late, buggy, chunky while having a Enterprise software CEO in place that wanted out of the Hardware market and used the TouchPad as the scapegoat
     
  23. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun [H]ard as it Gets

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    That still doesn't change the fact that in large part because of Apple that there will be no more Touchpads. Of course had the Touchpad been better it would have had a better chance, but competition is competition and HP simply lost the competition to Apple. Pretty obvious.
     
  24. Trimlock

    Trimlock [H]ardForum Junkie

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    People are kidding themselves if they think apple will be the same without sj.

    He was there main selling point. People didn't see a device without his mug on the device. His magic was to make people believe they needed something.

    He is a parent telling their kid they education, only instead of education its an ipod.
     
  25. Trimlock

    Trimlock [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Guh thats NEED education
     
  26. PreOmegaZero

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    I was in a conference with HP not too long ago. Regarding their tablets, the way they pitched/sold their tardy entry was "HP only enters a market in which they predict they will be #1".

    Samsung, and especially Asus seem to be doing alright with their tablets. Toshiba has a quality product. HP lost to these companies, and these companies are 'losing' to Apple. Hard to 'win' in a market that your competitor was first to market with a quality product and ecosystem. Lenovo's late, now expensive entry might be TouchPad-like. in sales.
     
  27. refraxion

    refraxion [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Did it really take this long for people to realize that there are quite a few posters here at [H] who just hate for the sake of hating? Really? That long?

    I hope Steve Jobs is doing alright.
     
  28. Aaron11

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    As much as I dislike Apple, I wish Steve Jobs the best.
     
  29. mobusta1

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    This plus +1000. SJ has done a lot more and has been more successful than your everyday IT schmuck here at [H].
     
  30. FearTheCow

    FearTheCow [H]ardness Supreme

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    depends on what you define successful as. If you mean making lots of money getting people to believe having an apple product equals success, without said people realizing they are buying year old hardware with software designed for simpletons, then he was most definitely a success.
     
  31. mobusta1

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    Only [H] people stupidly care about having octacore phone's with sli graphic chips. 99.9% of the population is perfectly fine with a phone/tablet that "just works" and Job's was able to do just that, create a product that the majoirty of people, even those without a lot of computer knowledge could use and enjoy.
     
  32. fastgeek

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    Am sure that most people here know all about the famous "1984" commercial from Apple. If you don't, then go watch it; I'll even help you. So what's the message? More or less "Screw the man! Leave the walled garden!", right? Be your own person? Think different? And so on? Now fast forward to today. Can you see the irony? Today Apple very much wants you to think their way, and nothing but THEIR way. They want their users to stay inside the walled garden of Apple, to do as they're told and to not ask questions. In other words, don't screw the man. Be good sheep and follow your leader without question. How times have changed.

    I honestly don't care about Mr. Jobs health issues and I doubt he cares about anyone else's beyond his immediate circle. If he lives, he lives. If he dies, he dies. Honestly, when did we become so wrapped up in the affairs of others? Mr. Jobs doesn't give a rats ass about any of you; why should you do any differently?

    Come on. I don't like the company, nor do I really like the man; but so many people are acting like he's dead already! He's stepped down as CEO. Big deal. He's still the Chairman of the Board. Last I checked that's a rather powerful position to hold in any major company. He hasn't GONE anywhere... but to look at the state of so many misguided Apple sheep you'd think he was already buried in the ground. And so many Apple zealots wonder why many of us think of Apple as the next closest thing to a cult?

    Time for a little history lesson here. Steve Jobs was fired from Apple (or rather he quit to avoid being fired) in 1985. Combination of failing to win an internal power struggle and a generally unhappy board. People seem to forget this. He was brought back in 1997, but it wasn't until a certain someone from a certain company invested $150 million into Apple that it started to turn around. Yes, that would be August 6, 1997 when Bill Gates appeared over Steve head like the Wizard of freaking Oz. Now there were a LOT of anti-trust rumblings happening against Microsoft, and who knows exactly why old "Uncle" Bill decided to spend that $150M on Apple; but he did. As a result of this, or perhaps in spite of this (go watch the video from that announcement... the faithful were not amused) Apple got their crap together and prospered. The hard core Apple faithful will spin it differently; but like it or not, if it weren't for the influx of that cash, Apple more than likely would've gone down the tubes.

    Competition is a good thing. We need it. If it weren't for competition we simply wouldn't have a LOT of what we take for granted today. But for people to play off Steve Jobs as the be all - end all of Apple is, quite simply, wrong.
     
  33. KMac

    KMac [H]ard|DCer of the Month - June 2012

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    The SEC would have a field day with that...
     
  35. gar818

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    He has pancreatic cancer, i hope he is ok.
     
  36. blackrino9

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    Steve Jobs was Apple... and without him, the company will fall back into the obscurity it deserves. Thanks for all the inventions and innovations in technology. For everything you've accomplished, it will always be underscored by your fanboys and smug commercials marketing your products to those who weren't smart enough to use other technologies.
     
  37. IronChef75

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    I hope his death is slow, painful and drawn out. If I got cancer and went through the same thing as Steve, I would expect people to say the same sorts of things about me if I'd lived my life as an evil fascist who's ruined the lives of so many, and taken billions of dollars from brainwashed people who think that trashy trinkets somehow 'enriched' their shallow little lives.
     
  38. Marlfox

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    Solid and enlightening post, would read again.
     
  39. evilsofa

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    So you hate him for making computers easy enough for you to use?
     
  40. Gulkor

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    apple will fall i hope, but more or less wish full thinking,

    my grandmother died of cancer, its a painful death, but its life, nothing you can do about it, life does not stop just because someone is sick or has cancer, called me cold hearted or say i have no soul, which is more then likely true,