• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

RIP Steve Jobs


ARRIVALS

Well-Known Member
#6
That's nice.

Although it's a sad day for the world of technology, you have to think Apple would get on fine. Didn't he recently leave his job at Apple anyway?
 

Corrosive

Moderator
Staff member
#7
That's nice.

Although it's a sad day for the world of technology, you have to think Apple would get on fine. Didn't he recently leave his job at Apple anyway?
I am sure that Apple will get on fine as well. My point was about the direction they will now go in. Jobs (in my, I must admit, rather uneducated viewpoint) seemed to be the voice of reason and the only real connection with the Apple of old. He was the guy who stood up and said 'hey, £1800 for a laptop is good value' and customers said 'yes, I believe in you'.

I just think it will be of interest to see how corporate it all gets now and how they get on filling the void left behind.
 

ARRIVALS

Well-Known Member
#8
I am sure that Apple will get on fine as well. My point was about the direction they will now go in. Jobs (in my, I must admit, rather uneducated viewpoint) seemed to be the voice of reason and the only real connection with the Apple of old. He was the guy who stood up and said 'hey, £1800 for a laptop is good value' and customers said 'yes, I believe in you'.

I just think it will be of interest to see how corporate it all gets now and how they get on filling the void left behind.
I wonder if Steve Jobs was mentoring anybody within Apple. Surely he must have? What I'm getting it is if he's passed on his knowledge, ideas, beliefs, corporate views to anyone, I can't see Apple changing too much. He'd recently left his job anyway, so Apple would already be doing their own thing from then on.

I'd read the other Apple partner (forgot his name) was the more technologically clever with regards to ideas etc anyway.. Steve Jobs just had a knack of knowing what would work and what wouldn't.
 

Corrosive

Moderator
Staff member
#9
I wonder if Steve Jobs was mentoring anybody within Apple. Surely he must have? What I'm getting it is if he's passed on his knowledge, ideas, beliefs, corporate views to anyone, I can't see Apple changing too much. He'd recently left his job anyway, so Apple would already be doing their own thing from then on.

I'd read the other Apple partner (forgot his name) was the more technologically clever with regards to ideas etc anyway.. Steve Jobs just had a knack of knowing what would work and what wouldn't.
I'm sure he mentored many people at Apple. I just see Apple without Jobs as like U2 without Bono. We all know their unique sound comes from The Edge (and about 13 delay pedals) but would people accept them as readily with another singer? Definitely will be an interesting 18 months for Apple.

Sorry about the U2 comparison. Best I could come up with at short notice!
 

ARRIVALS

Well-Known Member
#10
I'm sure he mentored many people at Apple. I just see Apple without Jobs as like U2 without Bono. We all know their unique sound comes from The Edge (and about 13 delay pedals) but would people accept them as readily with another singer? Definitely will be an interesting 18 months for Apple.

Sorry about the U2 comparison. Best I could come up with at short notice!
Well, now that you've used the U2 comparison, I see what you mean! :icon_notworthy:

I guess time will tell, but I think Apple will be fine.
 

Dave L

Well-Known Member
#11
I've not been a fan of the aggressive, locked-down approach adopted by Apple in recent years and whether or not the way they've garnered disciples under Jobs is sustainable now the corporation has lost its figurehead (even if only a nominal one following his resignation) is an interesting question. Like others, though, I can't really see things changing dramatically.

Always an unfortunate business when someone so young and influential passes but - at the risk of flirting with bad taste - 'poor bloke' is my favourite ironic statement of the past week.
 
#13
With Tim Cook as the new CEO, I don't think they'll wander too far. Tim Cook is like Jobs in many ways, and wants to follow Steve's footprints exactly how they are left.

There is an immense amount of talent within the design / development teams, they will continue to make groundbreaking achievements in human & user interface design, and Tim Cook will push these people as hard as Jobs did.
 

bigdave

Moderator
Staff member
#14
I read something today that got me thinking about who knew what prior to Jobs' death. Apparently during the 'Let's talk iPhone' event the camera kept panning to the same shot of the audience clapping. In that shot is an empty chair with a reserved sign over it. Looking back at it, who's important enough to have a personal invite to an Apple event, have a chair reserved for them and then not turn up!?...
 
Last edited:
#16
Always an unfortunate business when someone so young and influential passes but - at the risk of flirting with bad taste - 'poor bloke' is my favourite ironic statement of the past week.
I thought that exactly when I read "poor bloke" - poor taste brigade on GDF! :icon_rolleyes:

Sorry about the U2 comparison. Best I could come up with at short notice!
And the U2 comparison is as good a comparison as there could be I think! Very good!

I read a lot about Jonathan Ive, who was highly-regarded by Steve Jobs as the design wiz of Apple and their future. In fact, the way they touted him, I half-expected him to be in the position that Tim Cook is in now. Maybe Apple are going for a similar dynamic as when they first started out (or at least, that's what Jobs was aiming for). Cook may be to Ive, what Jobs was to Wozniak? :icon_dunno: