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Steve Jobs Passes Away
kwanbis
post Oct 6 2011, 19:35
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I'm sure everybody know by know, but yesterday, after struggling with cancer for years, at the age of 56(!) Steve Jobs passed away.

He was the person that made the iPods ubiquitous, and with them, the AAC format.

http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/

I would surely miss him.

RIP/QEPD.


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polemon
post Oct 27 2011, 05:32
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It kinda kicked me in the guts, when I learned about the death of S.J. My dad died of cancer in January this year. He was 54. When seeing the pictures taken shortly before S.J.'s death, it reminded me all over again about the sickness, the pain, and death of my dad. This was one of the reasons why I didn't post an answer up till now. The only Apple product I own, is an iPod nano 2G, that I inherited from my dad. I can strangely relate to his death, since I experienced first hand, what his family experienced. When dying of cancer, you die in pain, and indignity. And to top that off, it's not like you're in agony for just a few hours or days, but years! The first year was horrible, because we didn't know what to expect from the next few years. The second year, my dad's health degraded faster and faster, the last six month of his life were horrible. Artificial anus, urinal catheter, running around with a bag of your own shit at the lower belly, and with a bag of piss on your left leg. He was barely able to stand up for more than a few hours a day. When seeing what happens with S.J. I reckon it was quite similar. Trust me, life is hell for so many reasons when dying of cancer.

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I talked about this with my mom last weekend. She told me the first thing that came to her mind when hearing the news, was my dad, his death and how we felt when he was dying. It's weird, when you experienced this kind of thing first hand. What came to my mind, though, is no matter how rich you are, or what kind of celebrity, you can't escape your fate. My dad and S.J. died of the same causes, and at nearly the same age. It's creepy to some extend. Suddenly you notice all those people around you dieing of cancer. It's like it's everywhere around you. Horrible.

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- kwanbis   Steve Jobs Passes Away   Oct 6 2011, 19:35
- - seVen   Stay hungry, stay foolish... Goodbye, Steve.   Oct 6 2011, 19:49
- - mudlord   I don't see the big deal. some famous person d...   Oct 6 2011, 21:24
- - Northpack   Every day important and merited people die - most ...   Oct 6 2011, 21:36
- - pdq   Sure important people die all the time, but how ma...   Oct 6 2011, 21:56
- - Northpack   Steve Jobs was a manager. He lead a company that d...   Oct 6 2011, 22:27
- - Destroid   Agree with Northpack, the head-figure thing and th...   Oct 6 2011, 22:42
- - q-stankovic   I want to add one point to northpacks comment: be...   Oct 8 2011, 23:43
- - db1989   Yep, Apple were no different (absurd working condi...   Oct 10 2011, 20:06
- - greynol   Apple could have kept much of their production in ...   Oct 11 2011, 10:30
- - sthayashi   I'll preface this post by saying that I have n...   Oct 15 2011, 06:35
- - q-stankovic   QUOTE (sthayashi @ Oct 15 2011, 07:35) I ...   Oct 15 2011, 16:11
|- - sthayashi   QUOTE (q-stankovic @ Oct 15 2011, 11...   Oct 16 2011, 08:24
|- - greynol   QUOTE (sthayashi @ Oct 16 2011, 00:24) Al...   Oct 17 2011, 18:07
|- - sthayashi   Greynol, I never said or intended it to be a ...   Oct 18 2011, 05:32
- - greynol   I am being a discourteous and unkind asshole; so b...   Oct 18 2011, 20:05
- - IgorC   I won't be a guy who will talk bad about Steve...   Oct 23 2011, 19:49
- - kraut   QUOTE It's usually considered a courtesy and k...   Oct 25 2011, 08:46
- - polemon   It kinda kicked me in the guts, when I learned abo...   Oct 27 2011, 05:32


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