STEVE JOBS GAVE TECHNOLOGY BOTH FUNCTION AND DESIGN

Steve Jobs was more than just a brilliant CEO and billionaire – he gave us innovation AND style. Something sorely lacking in technology. We first fell in love with Apple products when these fruit colored computers came out – in blueberry, strawberry, tangerine, lime, and grape. Jobs proved that machines can be beautiful. We dumped our Dell computer and never looked back. (Above, Steve in 1999 with an early iBook portable computer) Check out this old Apple iMac computer commercial.

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Posted by Janet on October 5, 2011

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  1. By Chicagland
    On October 6, 2011 at

    He was one of a kind, no doubt about it.

    But that top pic made me smile. I always thought the ibook series was one of Apple’s few misfires: it looked (and still does, to me) like a life-size Barbie toilet seat.

    Never saw too many adults toting those around LOL.

    Anyway, thanks, Steve—and Happy Trails!

  2. By Chicagoland
    On October 6, 2011 at

    Jeebus. The, uh, new server messed up my name 🙂

  3. By forrest gump
    On October 6, 2011 at

    ………..these are the people who make things happen.
    anyway: THANKS!!

  4. By Indy
    On October 6, 2011 at

    Steve Jobs was a buddhist/atheist.

    His partner Steve Wozniak (a previous contestant on DWTS) is Jewish/atheist.

    You can draw your own conclustion as to where Jobs will spend eternity.

  5. By Just Sayin
    On October 6, 2011 at

    As an atheist/atheist, you appear to be fullofshit/fullofshit.

  6. By yoyo
    On October 6, 2011 at

    @Chicagoland – LOL! Barbie toilet seat, how true.

  7. By Strom
    On October 6, 2011 at

    RIP Steve and he did it without government handouts and enabling!

  8. By Denise
    On October 6, 2011 at

    He most certainly did his part in contributing to the way we live.

    Stay hungry, stay foolish.

    Rest in peace.

  9. By Indy
    On October 6, 2011 at

    Just Sayin, what is your problem. I only stated their beliefs, nothing more.

  10. By Patrick
    On October 6, 2011 at

    We love our Mac Mini’s.
    So where is Steve spending eternity Indy?
    The big hard drive in the sky?

  11. By Indy
    On October 6, 2011 at

    @ Patrick:^^^^^^Pls. refer to the last sentence of my first comment. Thank you.

  12. By Patrick
    On October 6, 2011 at

    Okay Indy, but I’m not sure what ‘conclustion’ means?
    That’s a head shot isn’t it?

  13. By Ava
    On October 6, 2011 at

    FROM GEEKSUGAR:

    Steve traveled to India to seek enlightenment and returned as a Buddhist.

    Steve’s signature turtleneck is made by St. Croix.

    Steve is adopted and has four children of his own.

    ____________________________
    More Facts from Random Sources:

    Black turtleneck sweatshirt and blue jeans – he owns over a hundred.

    Both he and his wife are strict vegans, eating no animal products whatsoever.

    ————————-
    QUOTE:

    “I want to put a ding in the universe. ”
    Steve Jobs

  14. By palermo
    On October 6, 2011 at

    I was disappointed to read he went to court when his girlfriend had his baby, he swore he was infertile. She had to go on welfare. Long afterwards he changed his mind and supported her.

  15. By Ava
    On October 6, 2011 at

    Palermo is correct.

    ____________
    Excerpts From:
    The Kids of Business Icons: Lisa Brennan-Jobs
    By Diane Bullock Aug 31, 2010

    .
    .
    ” At one point Jobs even swore in a signed court document that he couldn’t be Lisa’s father because he was “sterile and infertile, and as a result thereof, did not have the physical capacity to procreate a child.” He later acknowledged paternity of Lisa, married Laurene Powell, a Stanford MBA, and fathered three more children. Lisa Brennan-Jobs, now 29, graduated from Harvard and is a writer. ” (From: CNN Money March 5 2008)

    _____

    “In California, my mother had raised me mostly alone. We didn’t have many things, but she is warm and we were happy. We moved a lot. We rented. My father was rich and renowned and later, as I got to know him, went on vacations with him, and then lived with him for a few years, I saw another, more glamorous world. The two sides didn’t mix, and I missed one when I had the other.”

    “Steve Jobs did eventually claim paternity for his out-of-wedlock daughter and opened his home to her during her teenage years. He sent her to Harvard where she realized a flair for writing and earned her chops at the Harvard Crimson and The Harvard Advocate.”

  16. By Ava
    On October 6, 2011 at

    Amended
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    By Ava
    On October 6, 2011 at

    Palermo is correct.

    ____________

    .
    .
    ” At one point Jobs even swore in a signed court document that he couldn’t be Lisa’s father because he was “sterile and infertile, and as a result thereof, did not have the physical capacity to procreate a child.” He later acknowledged paternity of Lisa, married Laurene Powell, a Stanford MBA, and fathered three more children. Lisa Brennan-Jobs, now 29, graduated from Harvard and is a writer. ” (From: CNN Money March 5 2008)

    _____

    Excerpts From:
    The Kids of Business Icons: Lisa Brennan-Jobs
    By Diane Bullock Aug 31, 2010

    “In California, my mother had raised me mostly alone. We didn’t have many things, but she is warm and we were happy. We moved a lot. We rented. My father was rich and renowned and later, as I got to know him, went on vacations with him, and then lived with him for a few years, I saw another, more glamorous world. The two sides didn’t mix, and I missed one when I had the other.”

    “Steve Jobs did eventually claim paternity for his out-of-wedlock daughter and opened his home to her during her teenage years. He sent her to Harvard where she realized a flair for writing and earned her chops at the Harvard Crimson and The Harvard Advocate.”

  17. By Indy
    On October 6, 2011 at

    Patrick, LOL. Yeah, ‘conclusion’ is what I may get from banging my head against a wall, sick of nothing on the tube but politics and politicians non-stop.

  18. By Hello
    On October 6, 2011 at

    I don’t know strom…

    APPLE

    EXECUTIVES
    Gil Amelio Business 1-Mar-1943 CEO of Apple, 1996-97
    Fred D. Anderson Business c. 1945 CFO of Apple, 1996-2004
    David J. Barram Government c. 1943 GSA Administrator, 1996-2001
    Robert M. Calderoni Business c. 1959 CEO of Ariba, Inc.
    Bill Campbell Business 31-Aug-1940 Chairman of Intuit
    Deborah A. Coleman Business c. 1952 SmartForest Ventures
    Timothy D. Cook Business c. 1960 COO of Apple
    Jean-Louis Gassée Business 1944 Founder of Be, Inc.
    Ellen M. Hancock Business c. 1945 CEO of Exodus Communications, 1998-2001
    Trip Hawkins Business 28-Dec-1953 Founder of Electronic Arts
    Steve Jobs Business 24-Feb-1955 Co-Founder of Apple Computer
    E. Floyd Kvamme Business 1938 Partner, Kleiner Perkins
    Allan Z. Loren Business c. 1938 CEO of Dun & Bradstreet, 2000-05
    Heidi Roizen Business 1958 Mobius Venture Capital
    John Sculley Business 6-Apr-1939 CEO of Apple, 1983-93
    Michael Spindler Business 1942 CEO of Apple Computer, 1994-96
    Bud Tribble Business c. 1953 Apple, NeXT
    Steve Wozniak Computer Programmer 11-Aug-1950 Co-Founder of Apple Computer
    Delbert W. Yocam Business 24-Dec-1943 CEO of Borland, 1996-99

    PAST BOARD MEMBERS OR DIRECTORS
    Bill Campbell Business 31-Aug-1940 Chairman of Intuit
    Millard Drexler Business c. 1944 CEO of J. Crew
    Al Gore Politician 31-Mar-1948 US Vice President under Clinton
    Steve Jobs Business 24-Feb-1955 Co-Founder of Apple Computer
    Andrea Jung Business 1959 CEO of Avon
    Arthur D. Levinson Business 31-Mar-1950 CEO of Genentech
    Ronald D. Sugar Business 1948 CEO of Northrop Grumman
    Gil Amelio Business 1-Mar-1943 CEO of Apple, 1996-97
    Fred D. Anderson Business c. 1945 CFO of Apple, 1996-2004
    Larry Ellison Business 17-Aug-1944 CEO of Oracle
    James A. Lawrence Business 18-Oct-1952 CFO of Unilever
    Delano E. Lewis Diplomat 12-Nov-1938 US Ambassador to South Africa, 2000-01
    Arthur Rock Business 19-Aug-1926 Coined term “Venture Capitalism”
    Eric Schmidt Business 27-Apr-1955 CEO of Google, 2001-11
    Jerry York Business 22-Jun-1938 16-Mar-2010 CFO of IBM, 1993-95

    NOTABLE EMPLOYEES
    Bill Atkinson Computer Programmer 1951 Creator of HyperCard, QuickDraw, MacPaint
    Bill Budge Computer Programmer c. 1954 Programmed Raster Blaster
    Steve Capps Computer Programmer ? Apple Newton, SoundEdit
    Andy Hertzfeld Computer Programmer 6-Apr-1953 Macintosh designer
    Guy Kawasaki Business 1954 Former chief evangelist of Apple Computer
    Alan Kay Computer Programmer 17-May-1940 Father of Object-Oriented Programming
    Jef Raskin Computer Programmer 9-Mar-1943 26-Feb-2005 Designed Macintosh human interface

    EMPLOYMENT
    Bud Colligan Business 14-Aug-1954 CEO of Macromedia, 1992-97
    Robert X. Cringely Journalist c. 1953 Computer pundit I, Cringely
    Tristan A. Farnon Cartoonist 20-Apr-1970 Leisure Town
    Reid Hoffman Business 5-Aug-1967 Co-Founder of LinkedIn
    Tom Jennings Computer Programmer 1955 Author of FidoNet BBS protocols
    Shantanu Narayen Business c. 1963 CEO of Adobe

    EXTRANEOUS
    Captain Crunch Hacker c. 1944 Toothless hacker
    Guy Kawasaki Business 1954 Former chief evangelist of Apple Computer
    Bob Martinez Politician 25-Dec-1934 Governor of Florida, 1987-91
    Arthur Rock Business 19-Aug-1926 Coined term “Venture Capitalism”
    Vivian M. Stephenson Business c. 1937 COO of Williams-Sonoma, 2003-06

    CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENTS
    Alan Greenspan Economist 6-Mar-1926 Federal Reserve Chairman, 1987-2006
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Basketball 16-Apr-1947 NBA records for most minutes, most points
    Gisele Bundchen Model 20-Jul-1980 Brazilian supermodel
    Kevin Costner Actor 18-Jan-1955 Dances with Wolves
    Bob Dylan Musician 24-May-1941 The Times They Are A-Changin’
    Feist Singer/Songwriter 13-Feb-1976 The Reminder
    Will Ferrell Comic 16-Jul-1967 Saturday Night Live alumnus
    Jeff Goldblum Actor 22-Oct-1952 The Fly
    Tony Hawk Skateboarder 12-May-1968 Pro skateboarder
    John Hodgman Author 3-Jun-1971 The Areas of My Expertise
    Spike Lee Film Director 20-Mar-1957 Do The Right Thing
    Robert Loggia Actor 3-Jan-1930 The Jagged Edge
    Justin Long Actor 2-Jun-1978 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
    Wynton Marsalis Jazz Musician 18-Oct-1961 Trumpeter
    David Mitchell Comic 14-Jul-1974 Peep Show
    Einar Orn Singer 29-Oct-1962 Singer for The Sugarcubes
    Verne Troyer Actor 1-Jan-1969 Mini-Me
    Robert Webb Comic 29-Sep-1972 Peep Show
    Barry White Singer 12-Sep-1944 4-Jul-2003 Soulful R&B singer

  19. By Ava
    On October 6, 2011 at

    Indy,

    I think I have found a new delicious treat to watch each week. I saw the premiere of America Horror Story last night and really enjoyed it. The editing is a bit choppy until you get use to it.

    The creepy ghosts on the show are incredibly horny! The hunky guy from the tv show The Practice is on there (Dylan something) and is buck naked throughout the show.

    I love scary horror shows and movies. If you too, then you may really like this one!!

  20. By Indy
    On October 6, 2011 at

    Ava, thank you very much for this information, but get ready for the following unbelievable statement:

    I DON’T HAVE CABLE!

    I’m probably the only one in the Free World without cable, but have 25 channels for free, and with other activities, that’s enough. 🙁 🙂

  21. By Hello
    On October 6, 2011 at

    Indy, you are not the only one without cable. Too much for nonsense.

  22. By Ava
    On October 6, 2011 at

    Indy, Do you have the fast internet connection through dial up ? I was thinking that probably Youtube or hulu.com might have it on their sites free soon.

    I didn’t get a chance to watch the new 2.5 men but I did watch it later on Youtube.com

    There’s more and more people that don’t have cable because they don’t think it is worth it or to $$ reasons.

    I could probably do without it better than my husband or kids…..then again, maybe not. If the kids aren’t entertained, I would never get laundry done or the house cleaned. Plus, I work full time from home and office.

  23. By Strom
    On October 6, 2011 at

    Who really cares….it’s not about posters!

  24. By Ava
    On October 6, 2011 at

    ps) Indy, I guess I am just as bad or worse than the kids the more I think about it. I didn’t have cable or tv for almost ten years before I got married. (My family was kinda hippie-like. We read, went concerts, did community plays…etc.). When I got married, I sit in front of the tv amazed at the shows that were on. It had been years since I saw tv!!

  25. By Ava
    On October 6, 2011 at

    Strom, Is there anything you like or love. ?? or anyone?? So what if it isn’t about the posters? why do you bother commenting about other people’s comments?

    Why do you read the other comments and then feel the need to comment? Huh?

    I think you comment because you are lonely. That’s okay too. Now, tell us about that book. Is it dirty? Are there photos?

    You wouldn’t write anything racist in that book would ya Stromy?

  26. By Ava
    On October 6, 2011 at

    Stromy, I bet that book of yours has scratch and sniff section. 🙂

  27. By Indy
    On October 6, 2011 at

    Ava, I have the Fast AT&T Access, with of course YouTube, hulu, movies, access to about anything.

  28. By Bluejay
    On October 6, 2011 at

    I love my MacBook, and kissed it every day after having worn out 4 PCs.

  29. By Denise
    On October 6, 2011 at

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m glad that Indy and Ava made up. (I missed American Horror Story, thanks for the review Ava I’ll have to watch)

    I also had a really bad thought when Ava asked if Strom liked or loved anyone: Could there be a (egads) Mrs. Strom?

  30. By Patrick
    On October 6, 2011 at

    Strom is a piece of work.
    Isn’t she?
    Lives in Calgary I think.

  31. By pippa martins-st. onge
    On October 7, 2011 at

    Steve Jobs most brilliant marketing ploy was to bundle older components in pretty packages and charge above marketplace prices for the finished products. It really appealed to Women who ate it up like ice cream.

  32. By Bluejay
    On October 8, 2011 at

    Well, when Strom was Captain America, Mrs. Captain America got on this site and tried to bust everyone’s chops.

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