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 Post subject: Re: Steve Jobs dead.
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:17 pm 
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I guess I would add to the list:
- 1st touch screen on a phone
- mag-safe plug on a laptop (cause I love it!)

I'm sure the NeXt cube had some other firsts I don't know about.

Anyway, what an innovator!


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 Post subject: Re: Steve Jobs dead.
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squeen wrote:
- 1st touch screen on a phone
Not quite - Palm Treos had touch screens several years before iPhones came out, though obviously the iPhone implementation was more sophisticated.

squeen wrote:
- mag-safe plug on a laptop (cause I love it!)
I'll drink to that! My Powerbooks have been victims of terrible falls because of my klutziness and their traditional power adapters. I can't tell you how many times my Mag-safe adapters have fallen harmlessly to my floor, while my MacBooks/MBPs remained comfortably on the desk/table! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Steve Jobs dead.
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josehill wrote:
squeen wrote:
- 1st touch screen on a phone
Not quite - Palm Treos had touch screens several years before iPhones came out, though obviously the iPhone implementation was more sophisticated.
And the Ericsson R380 years before that, in 2000. And if you don't mind being tethered to a landline, we can go back to 1993 for the Siemens NotePhone, which ran Apple's (but not Jobs'!) Newton OS.

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 Post subject: Re: Steve Jobs dead.
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josehill wrote:
squeen wrote:
- 1st touch screen on a phone
Not quite - Palm Treos had touch screens several years before iPhones came out, though obviously the iPhone implementation was more sophisticated.


I believe squeen was referring to this Apple concept phone from 1983. Since Jobs was on the Macintosh project at the time, he probably can't take credit for it.

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 Post subject: Re: Steve Jobs dead.
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I think in almost all the "1st"'s there was a true (forgotten) processor. He was just quick to adopt, (expertly) refine and market. Almost never did Apple play "catch-up". It was a real talent.

I think T.S.Elliot once said, "Good poets borrow, great poets steal."


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 Post subject: Re: Steve Jobs dead.
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You may be thinking about the Picasso quote: "Good artists copy, great artists steal."

BTW, the quote has nothing to do with plagiarism. Picasso was referring to nature/reality, not other people's work.

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R-ten-K wrote:
BTW, the quote has nothing to do with plagiarism. Picasso was referring to nature/reality, not other people's work.


It is interesting that it is western capitalism that decided that you can steal ideas.

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Frankly, I don't like (auto-)biographies at all. AFAIR, I've never read any before. But recently I'd picked up Isaacson's book nevertheless and I must confess I do enjoy it indeed...

Anyone else on here got into it?

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Oskar45 wrote:
Frankly, I don't like (auto-)biographies at all. AFAIR, I've never read any before. But recently I'd picked up Isaacson's book nevertheless and I must confess I do enjoy it indeed...

Anyone else on here got into it?



I got it and read it. I did like it

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Anyone else on here got into it?

I read it between Christmas and New Year.

One thing that struck me was that while he (apparently) was obsessed with every detail of his products and tried to create a lasting company as a legacy, he didn't seem to put a lot of time into his children. IMHO, your children are the ultimate challenge and legacy.

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 Post subject: Re: Steve Jobs dead.
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I was reading this article some other day, very different take on why Steve Jobs died and the concept I had about cancer.

http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2011nl/nov/jobs.htm

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metallizer wrote:
I was reading this article some other day, very different take on why Steve Jobs died and the concept I had about cancer.

http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2011nl/nov/jobs.htm

<OT> I never considered vegan to be a particularly healthy way to go :-) </OT>

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