Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October 5, 2011, 7:46 pm

Jobs, Apple Co-Founder and Visionary, Is Dead

Steven P. Jobs iCloudJustin Sullivan/Getty Images Steven P. Jobs on stage at an Apple event in June.
SAN FRANCISCO — Steven P. Jobs, the visionary co-founder and former chief executive of Apple, has died at 56.
Apple said in a press release that it was “deeply saddened” to announced that Mr. Jobs had passed away on Wednesday.
“Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives,” the company said. “The world is immeasurably better because of Steve..."

12 comments:

Gary Kelly said...

Jesus Christ proved that you don't need to live a long life to make a big difference. So too did Steven Jobs.

It's quality, not quantity, that counts.

JustinO'Shea said...

You have nice thoughts.

This reminded me to tell you I have finished reading the story. . . . .
More later. JustinO

Coop said...

Steve Jobs was a genius.
One of these days I'll buy apple stuff for myself.

Coop said...

And Gary your analogy is excellent. I couldn't have thought of it myself.

Gary Kelly said...

By the way, my funeral has been postphoned indefinitely. I had a biopsy done on a lesion in my mouth a few weeks ago. Not malignant, so my doc told me today. I said, "What about all the neighbors? They're busy making funeral arrangements! They're gonna be sooooo disappointed!" Hehe. The doc is Indian and wasn't sure if I was joking or not. Meanwhile, JustinO, looks like you're gonna have to put up with me for a while longer.

Frankly, I think God is continually inventing excuses to keep me away from the Pearlies. The heart attack 10 years ago didn't work either.

JustinO'Shea said...

Mr. Kelly. . .No doubt you have heard the ancient wisdom. . ."Only the GOOD die young !" ho ho ho
Move over. . . .heheheee

Stew said...

Young deaths. All the more reason to get out there and live life. Do what inspires you and do it for yourself. Others will thank you for it.

JustinO'Shea said...

I like that thought, Stew. . .Don't wait. . .DO IT ! ;-)

Coop said...

Justino has to put up with Gary and Coop. It's a tough job... :)

J said...

The American writer William Saroyan made a statement to the Associated Press five days before his death from cancer. It was, "Everybody has got to die, but I always thought an exception would be made in my case. Now what?"

Gary Kelly said...

I love J's reference to William Saroyan... "I always thought an exception would be made in my case. Now what?"

Naturally, before the results of the biopsy were revealed to me yesterday, I thought about my mortality and ultimate demise. I came to terms with whatever fate might have in store for me by remembering the way I used to end my video and TV productions: Fade to black. Roll credits.

But in relation to something JustinO wrote: "Don't wait! Do it..." here's a paste of something a friend wrote me today:

Yesterday I had a phone call from a college mate who'd been silent for three years. We lost track of each other for 50 years, got back in touch, met once, then silence. I saw his name on Facebook, posted a note and got the call after a week. Weird. Sadly Dick has Parkinson's disease now, and his long-time companion is taking care of things. Dick refused to acknowledge his sexual orientation until his mid thirties, when he met his lifetime friend, a student in a class he was teaching at university. I urged him to write his beautiful story. Now he has waited too long.

JustinO'Shea said...

O Gary. . .tragic. . .he waited too long. . ."the saddest words of men. .what might have been. . ."

"Don't wait. . .dammit, do it !"