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Steve Jobs dead at 56

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The world has lost a true visionary…a man who co-founded Apple..left it..then returned to take it from the edge of bankruptcy to the giant it is today. My deepest condolences to his family and the people of Apple at this time of loss.

Updated October 6, 2020 10:10AM: Tributes to Steve Jobs and his life are pouring in..here a few I found especially interesting.

Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

1 Comment
  • Michael Black

    On August 25th when the news of his stepping down was announced, I wrote
    “All the pieces I’ve seen are about what it means to Apple.

    I assume it can’t be good news for Steve Jobs. It’s not sounding like
    “Recent health issues have made me want to spend more time with…”, it
    sounds like he’s not able to keep up with the job, and since he went from
    temporary to permanent resignation, I suspect he’s thinking he’s not going
    to recover. And that is sad.

    For most people, Apple is a brand, and about sleek design or being part of something.
    I can remember the time before there was an Apple Computing. When the Apple II came along, it sure did have a sleek casing (for the time) and it was sort of a step up since most computers required a lot of peripheral or memory boards to get to the same level. Apple was “late”, yet only two years after the Altair 8800, in retrospect it was almost there at the beginning. The technical design was genius, but too often people attribute the technical skill to Steve Jobs since he’s the most visible. There wouldn’t have been a company without Steve Jobs, but there wouldn’t have been a product without Steve Wozniak. Jobs was never the great technical genius, his domain was marketing and envisioning something different.

    But who could afford an Apple II? I remember, though not what year, Place Bonaventure (when it had stores) having some promotion where the stores would offer some items at a discount, and the discount would drop each day. Wait and you’d get a better price, but risk that the item was already sold. Compucentre offered up an Apple II (I can remember when they started up, I rushed down only to discover calculators and video games, no computers like the name implied, it was too early) and that was the closest I got, drooling about it but even the price on the last day was too high for me. Which is why I got an OSI Superboard in November of 1981, my second computer, a poor man’s Apple II.

    Then you could get a cheap Apple II, all those generic clones and circuit boards you could assemble yourself. All those small stores that started up to sell the generic clones, and the boards and parts to stuff them with. They were pretty plentiful, but they were even more common in Toronto.

    By the time I actually did get an Apple II, in the early nineties, I just didn’t have the interest. It’s one thing to turn on a computer you had decades ago, it’s another thing to lust after a computer yet it’s too antiquated by the time you do get one to want to spend the effort learning it.

    Michael

    October 6, 2011 at 12:43 am Reply

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