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So long, Steve. (Read 2109 times)


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    Steve Jobs’s Resignation Letter to Apple

     

    I only met Steve Jobs once -- over a negotiating table -- but he left a big impression on me, above and beyond the image of him I already had. And that image goes way back: I started on an Apple II, serial #1028, in 1977.

    I guess we all knew this day had to come, but I wish it could have waited longer.

    Thanks for everything, Steve.


    Fat butt on couch

      I have close family working there....I expect I'll hear how the employees are taking it.

       

      Knowing the general gist of his health problems, what has been publicized, I sincerely hope he decided he was ready to take more time for himself and family, and not forced into this by dire health reasons.

      "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

       

      xor


        I was never an Apple guy, so the personal impact on me is less... but I can admire greatness when I see it.

         

        Plus.  Here's a dude who was forced out.  The company wanders around in the desert for awhile and he goes off and putters with some really cool stuff (NeXT).  Then, he returns like superman and saves the company.  And not through shenanigans, but through some really interesting products (and in itunes case, services)... some of which were game changers and or outright made up a new game.

         

        Bad ass.

         

          Is it time to sell my Apple stocks?


          I'm back!

            Time to buy.

              Wow.  It had to be a tough decision for him, but I give him credit for putting aside his pride and stepping down while he's still able.  Cancer sucks.


              Fat butt on couch

                Wow.  It had to be a tough decision for him, but I give him credit for putting aside his pride and stepping down while he's still able.  Cancer sucks.

                 

                Not sure I'd buy right now...it's run up pretty far and fast...at least wait until the post-Jobs knee-jerk dip.  I'm not sure there is any other single person as tied to the brand and value of a company as Steve Jobs.

                 

                Eh.  I don't own Apple stock.  I just wish the guy the best of luck dealing with the medical issues.

                "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                 

                  Man, that's too bad.  As SRL said (or alluded to), even if you're not an Apple fan, you have to admire the great things he's done for Apple, the industry and for us consumer.  What's he's done to reinvent Apple when all they had was a floundering PC business is remarkable. 

                   

                  I know  he's not dead yet, but his resignation reminds of the Randy Pausch situation, and "The Last Lecture":

                   

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo

                  xor


                    This is currently one of the stories of the front page of ....espn.com

                     

                      “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” [Stanford commencement speech, June 2005]

                      Runners run.


                      Imminent Catastrophe

                        Duplicate post. Move along.

                        "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                         "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                        "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                         

                        √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                        Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                        Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014


                        Imminent Catastrophe

                          Compare Apple Computer 1996 to Apple 2011. If you ever doubted that one person could make a difference, here's your proof. Take a look around and see how much he has changed our lives. That wasn't Apple, that was Steve Jobs. Sent from my iPad

                          "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                           "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                          "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                           

                          √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                          Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                          Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

                          xor


                            Duplicate post. Move along.

                             

                            Also sent from your ipad.

                             

                            (sorry, had to do it)

                             


                            Imminent Catastrophe

                              Also sent from your ipad.

                               

                              (sorry, had to do it)

                               

                              Pilot error.

                              "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                               "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                              "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                               

                              √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                              Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                              Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

                              xor


                                Pilot error.

                                 

                                OOO!

                                 

                                Were you flying at the time???  I hear that ipads in the cockpit are a-ok now.  Or something.

                                 

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