Gotta Watch: Remembering Steve Jobs
Apple's website remembers founder Steve Jobs with a dedication on their homepage mourning the loss of a "creative genius."
October 6th, 2011
11:38 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Remembering Steve Jobs

Apple's visionary founder Steve Jobs passed away Wednesday at the age of 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Today we pay tribute to Jobs' legacy as we look back at some of the most memorable moments from his life.

Apple’s dedicated founder – In June 2011, Steve Jobs made one of his last public appearances at a Cupertino City Council meeting while presenting plans for a new Apple campus. Despite reports of being ill, Jobs brought his humor and vision and continued to show his dedication to the company he loved.
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Jobs: Live each day like it's your last – In 2005, Steve Jobs spoke poignantly about his cancer diagnosis and confronting death. Here, Jobs discusses how being faced with his own mortality inspired him to make the most of his time on Earth.
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The creative genius behind Apple – Steve Jobs was Apple's passionate pitchman. Over the years, Jobs was front and center for the unveiling of many of Apple's greatest inventions, most often wearing his classic uniform of blue jeans and a black turtle neck. Steve Jobs' enthusiasm and wit were evident every time he took the stage.
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To see more on the life and legacy of Steve Jobs, look back at some of his most memorable moments , hear from those who were closest to him and take a look at the impact his creative spirit has had.

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  1. anita

    he was smart, but heard he was a mean man. plus he had so much money and there were to many unemployed people, he could have created so many jobs and help the unemployed. but unfortunately he was part of the greedy corporation era and for that I do not have much respect for him. I understand he created good, but he also created bad. he could have been an example of a corporation that cares about the people and create jobs and treat people well on the jobs.
    it's sad that he died, but I don't feel very bad for him or that he died. he was just another greedy CEO.

    October 6, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • gondo

      All that smart and fame – all that is nothing now. Nothing eternal that can be gained on earth – only knowing Jesus as your personal savior will last eternally.

      October 6, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • vlad

      Agreed.

      October 6, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marc

      Not 100% true. Yes, he was smart. He was not a mean man. I think people get confused between "mean" and private. This man was extremely private. He could have made donations by the millions and we wouldn't know, so for those of you who say he is or heard he was "mean", think about that for a second. He was not a public man, he preferred a private life. The guy had an immense about of charisma and in my opinion, he's done his fair share with helping not only people but the ENTIRE world.

      October 6, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • JT

      He was pretty mean to his engineers and micromanaged the crap out of them.

      October 6, 2011 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Seriously?

      In what way did he help the entire world that was so important? The Ipad? The IPhone? Creating several variations of the same product? There is no doubt that Jobs was a great business man and innovator, but I can't understand why he is recieving the degree of praise that he is being given. Though I share my grief of a lost human being and contributor to this economy, I certainly wouldn't disrespect Jobs' life and legacy by portraying him as some benevolent hero of our times. Be realistic, he was just a man doing a job in the pursuit of his own happiness, as we all are. He and his employee's contributions to our world are no different than a myriad of other businesses that provide innovative goods and services that we enjoy. If we are going to sing the praises of Steve Jobs, then why not idolize every CEO whos company produces new and innovative products?

      October 7, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Babydoc

      There is always some wiener that has to politicize any article!

      October 7, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Alvaro

      Anita, yes people are not perfect, just like you and I are not perfect. You make it sound like he killed some people while he was CEO of Apple. Your blanket indictment of all CEOs is blinding you of the fact that he inspired many people on this planet and that is why we will miss him so. Have some respect for the dead, at least!

      October 6, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Life is for the living, not the dead. Respect the dead? What kind of statement is that? I didn't know him, and can't say if I respected or liked him or not. So what amI "respecting"? The fact he proved his mortallity by dying or your fear of the same?

      October 6, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • leo

      well said Alvaro

      October 7, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
    • bitsinmotion

      Oh for the love of god, shut your fat hole.

      October 6, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • supertripper

      good agree.

      October 7, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Allen

      He was a self made man, probably a bit of a nerd as a young man. If you have ever teased someone for being smart maybe you should just be quiet. There is probably a future Steve Jobs who you couldn't care less about cause he's broke right now and only has his passion for computers to keep him warm at night. Say something nice or be quiet.

      October 6, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • SLP

      He didn't create jobs? So no one is employed by Apple? Did you even think before you made that statement? It is not a sin to be successful. Many people were able to put food on their tables and support their families because of this man's vision and hard work.

      October 6, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dixit Patel

      Mr. Jobs, Thank you so much for creating this beautiful world even more beautiful.

      Dear SLP,
      You have made an excellent point. I have always admired this man and the company as a whole. Giving to the community is absolutely personal and it can be done in different ways such as charity, create jobs (equivalent or more than charity), and many others...
      Whether this man was doing charity in public or not, that is out of the scope. However, what he did to the world by pushing technology, improving people's life (yes it does, there is not one day when I don't spend my quality time with my ipad or ipod) either through the products or creating jobs (isn't this all we need to live respectfully?).
      Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and many other alike should be appreciated and respected for their immense contributions.

      October 7, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
    • joeBG

      Oh, plenty of people were employed by Apple.....in China.

      October 7, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
    • @ElGordoTejano

      Not only that, he saved a company and employees from losing their jobs. Ignorance is bliss. People just don't see the big picture. They don't think out of the box. That is why they are where they are. Steve thought out of the box and accomplished what many others have not done, or been able to do. He changed the world. Weather you like it or not, that is what he did. If he has billions of dollars, that is of none of anyone's concern. It's his money and he can very well please to do with it what ever he pleases. It's your choice to get out of the hole your in. He just beat you to the punch and decided to do something about it. So you can't blame him for your screw up. He was a visionary, he did and gave what he would for the good of man kind. That is what counts here. Nothing else comes into play. So to all you haters out there, don't blame him for your screw ups. Get real, and get with the plan. Get out there and be someone. I did it, and i am proud of it.

      October 7, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      You have no idea how a business runs do you. If he wanted to hire more employees to increase apples productivity he would of. Just because he had more money in his war chest doesn't mean he needs to blow it on employees just for the sake of creating a job. The reason he didn't hire more is because it was not advantageous and profitable for him to do so. And you say he was rich, and part of greedy america. Well, I have got news for you. Greed is what makes capitalism so great. Greed should not be used in such a negative context. If it wasn't for his greed, apple would not have existed, along with all the jobs it has created. It is the pursuit of wealth and ingenuity that creates companies like Apple.

      October 6, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • GW

      Steve Jobs was not filled with greed. Did you not watch the CNN interview with former Apple CEO John Sculley (who fired Jobs before BTW) saying that he never had a discussion about money with him? He loved technology, much like other techies do, and most simply enjoy working with it, like a hobby. Stereotyping all CEOs as the greedy types only shows ignorance, and how easy it is for people to lump everyone into uniform categories.

      October 7, 2011 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      Mike,
      'would have', not 'would of'..

      October 7, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • anita

      i bet all the people who replied who are kissing Apple's behind, must be part of the rich elite and did not suffer through the recession created by the corporation greed in the last decade. I don't care what you have to say. I don't care about apple's products and I certainly have no respect for corporation greed which Jobs took part in. Maybe you are not reading the news today.... all the protests going on around the world against the corporation greed. I think this guy got what he deserved. I guess all the money cannot buy you health. maybe that should teach the rest of the greedy people that after all you do not take your money with you. better help create jobs and help the unemployed and the poor with it while you can. I believe in karma and if you do good, good will come to you, but when you do bad, bad will come to you. and I guess Jobs must have done a lot of bad, sending jobs to China, laying off people, not creating enough jobs with all the money he had, not treating people well. I don't care about the tech world, what does it matter all the gadgets and money when you don't help your own humanity.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tina

      Wow anita, i bet he didnt know he was supposed to send a check to you every month and i Bet he's sorry about that now. You're just a lazy resentful person who thinks its justice for someone to suffer and die cause they had more. I feel sorry for you.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • APPL Payroll Dept

      @Anita, just so you know, Steve Jobs was paid $1.00 a year in salary. That's the corporate greed your referencing.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alvaro

      This type of blind hatred towards people we do not even know sickens me. Shame on you for wishing death upon anybody! You do realize he had a wife and kids, right? Your whining only makes you seem pathetic and envious of his success. Also realize that under his leadership Apple opened hundreds of retail stores both here in the US and around the world. Guess what that created for many people?.....JOBS. If you cannot stand people eulogizing the guy, please comment elsewhere because you are obviously not contributing anything here.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • newt

      Anita, I have to tell you this, you're an idiot.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • .....

      He got what he deserved? People like you make me sick.

      October 6, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • anonymouse

      ahhh...people in China needs jobs too you know!!!

      October 6, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anita hater

      It is unfortunate that such a hateful person should use a person's death as the soapbox upon which she stands. Use a different discussion group for your gripe against capitalism. This one should be used to celebrate one man's passion which has changed the way we LIVE as a society. Technology is what saves lives these days, just as compassion is. Shame on you!!!!

      October 6, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • anita

      to mIke, wow.... don't you just love what is happening in America today? what does that teach us? capitalism gone wrong. when you let greed govern your country, this is what happens: exactly what has happened in America. 10% super rich and the rest of us giving them our money. wow, so much intelligence in our humanity.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Oh please... just because you are poor you need to blame the rich for your problems.. Grow up.. Nothing wrong with being rich if you earned it. Like Steve did. And btw... look around you.. most of what you see was built from innovative capitalists... including the computer your typing on.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cmist

      Poor, poor anita. Stop feeling sorry for yourself you welfare case. Strive to be your best and set an example while you are on this Earth.

      October 6, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      Wow! Just, wow!

      Way to politicize the death of an american icon.

      Steve Jobs was the embodiment of the American Dream. He started a company in his garage, and turned it into the most innovative, valuable company in the world.

      Correct me if I'm wrong, but the American Dream is still to be able to start from nothing, and create something to become successful, right?

      Sometimes, it seem that the American Dream is to log into websites and and leave idiotic comments for the world to see. Nice contribution. FAIL!

      October 7, 2011 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Patinator

      That statement is dumb. Mike is right.

      October 7, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
    • j0eschm0e

      to anita, if you dont like how your life is, then create something that you can profit from by the millions. thats how things are done. until then stop the belly acheing......

      October 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • anita

      wow Tina, yes intelligence is measured by stealing the rest of the population money and thinking of what other ways you can impoverish the rest of the world by stealing their money so you can amass a lot more. unfortunately it is our own stupidity that allowed us to create this mess, to allow money dictate our lives and allow the rich to run our lives and run us into poverty. this is capitalism gone totally wrong. stealing people's money is not intelligence, it is the lowest act in humanity. it takes a pure mind to help the people, but a rotten one to destroy them.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Because you don't have money, it's my fault huh? Why don't you look in the mirror before you blame the world for your problems.

      October 6, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Harsh

      @anita. How on earth did Steve steal from the poor? He has the idea, the vision and the drive to change the world. Yes, he got rich in the process but he had every right to. He was set for adoption at birth and started perhaps poorer than both of us. If he amassed wealth through his genius, he deserved every bit of it. He also gave the world so much and employeed hundreds of thousands of people.

      If we dont value genius such as his and reward them, the world will be one sea of mediocrity with everyone just surviving like animals. The so called 'super-rich' have contributed a million times more to humanity than so of the people on this thread with lofty but mis-guided views. You do not give any solution, you do not provide an alternative, but just berate Jobs for being rich. IMHO, visionaries and geniuses deserve to be rewarded and be rich. You have no idea how technology helps millions of poor improve their life everyday and Steve was one of the luminaries of technology

      October 7, 2011 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
    • mike

      Anita, who MADE you buy your iPod, iPad,iPhone, AirBook, etc? The guy was a genius. You are proving that you are not.

      October 7, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
    • rpco

      How do people help other people in a way that really matters ? Do you think that real help is a piece of bread, or money, or a job ? Mr. Jobs understood the difference between bread and life and he shared his life with all who chose to partake. He could have dumped all his wealth on the hungry and they would have all eaten for a day. Instead he chose to share something much bigger but no one can force the hard of heart to see that.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • jon smith

      he inslaved the world

      October 7, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. kletus

    Anita, you're a moron. You complain that he didn't create jobs? What about the thousands of people who work at Apple? You anti-corporation idiots believe that wealth is a zero sum game, meaning that if some people obtain more wealth it has to mean that other people must be losing some of what they already have. It doesn't work that way. Steve Jobs created wealth, jobs, and opportunity by creating Apple.

    October 6, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • anita

      if you are going to resort to insults to prove a point, that shows me how intelligent you are. when you learn to talk to people nicely and treat them well, that is when you are going to be happy, until then you will remain miserable with a brain full of fog, hatred and ignorance.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Really dummy? How about doing some research you nit-wit. "Anti corporation" idiots? I contend it is you and those likeminded as you that are the idiots. The Founding Fathers were almost all disgusted by corporations, and most of them wanted to eliminate the threat to America that they posed then and still pose by making laws which would have forced them CLOSED after 20 years to eliminate monopolies. Educate yourself you stupid twit.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      In addition, the Founders also realized the threat corporations posed to a government OF the people FOR the people,and BY the people. Time for socialism...capitalism has FAILED

      October 6, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      Wow I really hate these socialist anti-capitalism idiots ranting on and on about how they think it should be and what is so wrong with the world. Seriously? Capitalism has failed? That's why the U.S. is the greatest country in the world, because the basis for its entire economy is flawed. Wow, and socialism is the answer. What Incredibly smart statement. I commend you. I will now convert to socialism because it is obviously the basis for all the other strong economies in other countries in the world.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      Anita, while insults may not be the best way to get a point across, he still does in fact have a good point of his own. And you think he shouldn't be insulting you? Maybe you should show some respect for the dead then, because you certainly aren't earning any for yourself. And you certainly shouldn't be going around calling everyone who disagrees with you an "Apple behind kisser." And you say you're not an idiot?

      Not to mention, "I do not consider myself an idiot and will never be one. I am far too educated and smart to be one" is one of the dumbest statements I've heard all day. If you're so educated, at least come up with a better way to defend your own intelligence, because circular reasoning doesn't help you. Not to mention, George W. Bush went Harvard and Yale. Enough said.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      2 anita:

      well, narrow-minded people like you disgust me to the point that I just don't care about being "nice" when talking to your kind. Sorry, but you are a moron.

      2 Dan:

      your dad is an idiot, because he didn't use a condom when he conceived you. If you think that corporations are wrong, as long as capitalism, show me at least one socialist country (ex-Soviet Russia, Kuba, N. Korea etc) that contributed anything to the world in terms of science and engineering. Good luck as you won't be able to find one. Nothing in this world is perfect, and corporations along with capitalism are not an exception, but it's a proven fact that they are better for the benefit of all then your socialist crap.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      ^ you just got burned.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex P.

      ^ that was not me I was speaking of andrew that is another alex that is the first comment from the alex that posted above me

      October 6, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob Porter

      What? Jobs did not create himself... that is silly to say that he created Jobs.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jagspanda

      You know what's interesting is that people are willing to bash a person because they can. They call others "Apple Kissers" and try to take the high horse when in regards to their point of view. Steve Jobs isn't perfect, he's human. Does that fact that he made a lot of money off of us CONSUMERS a bad thing? I don't think so. Capitalism rewards those who have the ingenuity, drive and let's face it; luck to make it big. Sure, you can disagree with how he did it, that's your right, however, if you're only going to look at the bad that a person is done, then you might as well not continue breathing. Steve Jobs was a unique individual with a gift of innovation that people lack. The sheer fact that you're willing to come online and Troll other people for their wishes and prayers for a man that has obviously changed the state of the industry much less given us technologies that we all use is simply sad and pathetic. You should be ashamed of yourself for acting in such an asinine way towards a fellow human being when you don't even know him personally. RIP Steve Jobs, may you watch those who claim that they are "educated" burn in whatever hell may exist. Btw Anita, yes you, having an education means nothing if you can't use it appropriately. Education isn't meant to lord over people, it is meant to assit others through the analytical aspects that education encourages. Cheers

      October 6, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      Anita, at this point you might aswell join Steve, because I see no reason for you to continue living.

      October 6, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ted Jr.

    Steve Jobs once said "no one has ever escaped death." I'm sorry to disagree, but Jesus Christ escaped death and has been the only one who ever did. Regretfully, it is my understanding Steve never came to know Him.
    Like so many others, I had/have deep respect and admiration for this man. May God bless and comfort those loved ones he has left behind.

    October 6, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Arthur Treacher

      And Santa Claus. Don't forget Santa Claus.

      October 6, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • cghhuj

      santa claws dose not exist

      October 7, 2011 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Fabian

      He means the regular human beings.
      Jesus was fully human, but he was also the son of God. Bit easier when you have divinity in your veins.

      October 6, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ray

      Jesus did technically experience death, but sort of pulled a mulligan on it.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      Wow really get tired of people talking about Jesus Christ and their religion everytime someone dies. Please just keep your religion to yourself, nobody cares.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • SV

      Jesus Christ did not escape death. He died and was resurrected and that is close enough to the eastern religions belief in reincarnation. Jesus proved that death is nothing but the renewal of the soul.
      For all the good deeds Jobs probably has a lot of good karma and he will be reincarnated as a greater life form or it is even possible that he attained liberation from the cycle of birth and death. RIP Steve, you are an Inspiration.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Christianity will be chapter 1001 in "mythologyof our ancestors" taught in colleges in 100 years

      October 6, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • bill

      I'm sorry but we are all to old for your fairly tales. About Him and his zombie son.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • newt

      @Dan:It is already
      Steve Jobs dressed up as christ once, and did more good for humankind than christ.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      @newt – I love Jobs and all, but more good than Christ? Um, debatable.

      October 6, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rodney Kent Smith

    Success, like failure, has it's own momentum, and one accelerates with the rewards or descends to defeat with the dregs. He obviously wasn't in it for the money alone, especially in later years. He created, or drove the creation of devices which worked and allowed people to deal with technology issues effectively. I have a best friend and a daughter who are empowered because of their iphones and Mac's. May he rest in peace and move to the spiritual plane where creative people journey.

    October 6, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tina

    I hate people commenting how he didn't share his wealth. You kow what – he earNed it, he deserved it, get off your lazy ass and do the same. He shared something far more important than that – his genius and we are grateful for it.

    October 6, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • anita

      what genius??? do you measure intelligence by how many gadgets you can invent? how about how to treat people and help the world? no wonder you ca

      October 6, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      2 anita

      why wouldn't you start with yourself and stop looking at other people's wallets? Start with yourself, go "help the world", donate half of your wages to charities.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • youngverorep

      2 Anita: Just who raised you? You are a very naive individual. Like they always ay, empty barrels make the most noise.

      October 6, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Constance

    A man who created extraordinary , life changing,visionary concepts that changed the world. The void was felt immediately. He will be greatly missed.

    October 6, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tina

    Also – keep ranting. Steve Jobs changed the world and ranting about that is all you will contribute to it

    October 6, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Tina

    Also – keep ranting. Steve Jobs changed the world and ranting about that is all you will contribute to it in the end

    October 6, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. crnelius

    anita,... wow, really? You might be the most short sighted, dumbest human on Earth. I feel sorry for you for seeing the world the way you do. You obviously understand very little. But then again, visionary's have always been misunderstood.... Let us see who is in the history books 100 years from now, and who isn't. How does it feel to be someone no one will Ever remember commenting on someone who by definition is immortal? Maybe you should think about why anyone is alive, and what it all means, because obviously, you don't have a clue. You should refrain from EVER commenting. Face it, you are dopey.

    October 6, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • anita

      oh Geez, another apple behind kisser. another one who runs his life by money and does not care about the rest of the world if they have money to feed their children or if they are going to lose their house or if the people you lay off have any money to support their families. I have nothing but disgust for people like you and everyone else who supports corporation greed. and again, I can only imagine how smart you are by your sentences full of insults. I guess you are one of these people who cannot sustain an argument other than throwing insults. I feel bad for your family or everyone else who disagrees with you. better watch that anger, it might turn violent, if it hasn't already.
      and no my dear, I have no respect for such people who amassed a ton of money from the rest of us.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      So your answer is to not invent anything, becasue then the inventor will make money off of it by selling it, and is therefore stealing money from everyone.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • crnelius

      LOL... nothing like proving me right. You feel like corporation greed is bad?... Well, where do you think money, economy, and wealth come from? Do you think it is just a finite thing that comes from magic?... You are obviously dopey on a level of the very disadvantaged, and could use some education.... however, you are in good company. A lot of people are just as misinformed as you are, and think that anyone who can create masterful ideas owes everyone else.... I hope some day you will wake up, but like so many others, in time you will pass away not understanding the true meaning of existence... like most everyone else... At least Steve was willing to try to make the world a better place. You, just exist.

      October 6, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • SAS

      Obviously Anita owns a PC/Mac/Smartphone (or at least is using one purchased by somebody)...So is she not one " who supports corporation greed" by purchasing their products? If you truly believe something then live what you believe!

      October 7, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  10. Alex

    @ Anita...wow you are a complete idiot. Your ignorance is unerving, It makes me sick how you think everything is wrong with the world and everyone who owns a corporation is greedy and whatnot. Granted there are greedy ones, but seriously the entire world is not ending from the sheer amount of greed as you seem to think. As you say there is so much intelligence in our humanity, it obviously does not come from you.

    October 6, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • anita

      I guess I must speak some real truth here that I have generated such response. Only when people are hurt by the truth react the way people have reacted to my posts. no my dear, I am far from being an idiot. I do not consider myself an idiot and will never be one. I am far too educated and smart to be one. An idiot will not speak the things I say, but people like you will try to shut down the hurtful and inconvenient truth if it stands in the way of greed. that is what has been happening in the last decade.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      Yup you got me, the only reason I replied is cause I completely agreed with your statements and saw the truth in them and it scared me. Wow, you must be a mind reader or something.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Azami

      It doesn't matter what you think of yourself, what the rest of the world thinks of you is how you are treated. Oh, and you don't need swears to insult people, a fact you seem to ignore.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alvaro

      @ Anita. It's true! if you educate yourself a lot, you will never say anything idiotic or be an idiot. Once you get that degree, boy, you're infallible!
      Stop going to class and acquire some CLASS.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • newt

      @Anita: You are an idiot.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. RS, CA

    Steve was able to thrive in an era where government did NOT dictate innovation, regulation, success.

    Want another Steve Jobs and Apple? Defeat Obama and the progressive liberal loons!

    October 6, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • tffl

      Do you think we are in an era where the government _does_ stifle innovation and success? Because Apple's (and Jobs's) most major successes have been in the last few years (the iPhone and iPod), in particular while Obama was president. You can believe whatever tin-foil conspiracy you want, but given the facts, don't expect other people to believe with you...

      October 6, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. RS, CA

    Steve was able to thrive in an era of very little government regulation and intervention in the American innovative spirit - totally destroyed since Obama was elected (what a sad, sad day for America!)

    October 6, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dan

    Great...he had some ideas...got others to implement them...and for this I should idolize him? LMAO!!!

    October 6, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. kletus

    Dan, try addressing some points of the argument I am making instead of resorting to name calling and invoking the opinions of the Founding Fathers. Both are irrelevant to the discussion.

    October 6, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Teddy

    Wow. Steve Jobs is well know within the charitable foundation circles for giving very generous yet anonymous donations. He didn't need to have his name on buildings to spotlight his generosity. I would hope that all of you, including Anita the Troll will show some respect for the loss of a human life. A man who was a husband and the father of four children passed away yesterday. He created technology that didn't exist, resulting in thousands of jobs for Apple employees and even more for those who make products to support Apple. In his unique way, he made many people's lives better.

    October 6, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
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