Golfers Honor Steve Jobs Passing
By mustang6560 on 10/6/11
Steve Jobs wasn't much of a golfer and I know his passing isn't exactly golf news, but it would just feel weird to not acknowledge his untimely death on oob. He's been battling a rare form of pancreatic cancer for several years now, but it doesn't make it any easier to accept the reality. Here's a brief snip it of what a few golfers had to say on Twitter in remembrance of Steve.
Luke Donald tweeted:

"Great people are never forgotten! RT @simondyson77 RT @sjv: RT if you're touching an Apple product. #SteveJobs"

Ian Poulter tweeted:

"Steve jobs RIP you have changed the way people work forever a true genius. Thanks for converting me to Apple since 2001. RIP"

Annika Sorenstam tweeted:

"Steve Jobs, a pioneer and entrepreneur has passed away. He was a genius."
My stomach sank a little last night when I got word that Steve died. His influence on the way the world consumes information stretched far and wide, and his impact was even felt here at oob. Next time you score a live round on your iPhone from the golf course, you should think of Steve Jobs. Next time you logon to to review your stats from you iPad, you should think of Steve Jobs. Next time you visit our site to read our blog from you Mac Book, Mac Book Air or iMac, you should think of Steve Jobs.

You get the idea, Steve is an one and a million type people. He forever changed the way we communicate and share information and for that, I'm grateful. I own a Mac, an iPhone and I use an iPad at work so personally, I feel connected to the genius of Steve even though we never met.

Apple Remembers Steve Jobs

[ comments ]
mjaber says:
The next time you click your mouse to open a window, you should think of Steve Jobs. His biggest contribution to computing isn't the iPad, iPhone, or any other complete machine, it is the simple, basic, computer mouse. Much like the automatic transmission in cars, it is the single piece if equipment that made computers usable for everyone.
jpjeffery says:
...although he didn't actually invent the computer mouse.

Steve Jobs was cool, and I like Apple products a lot (although I generally find their prices prohibitively expensive). There's nothing good about his early passing.

But he didn't invent the computer mouse.
jrbizzle says:
Steve Jobs reach goes way farther than just the Apple line of "i" products. He started NeXT computers for 7 million dollars. The NeXT cube, was the first product ever used as a server when the World Wide Web was created. Years late, Apple paid $470 million to acquire NeXT, which brought about Jobs return to Apple.

Steve Jobs also bought a small offshoot graphics division from LucasFilm LTD for 10 million and turned it in to a 7 billion dollar company - ever hear of Pixar?

Basically anyone who uses digital media (computer, mobile music device, smartphone, tablet, DVD, BLU-Ray) owes some thanks to Steve Jobs.
mmontisano says:
if you put all the things that come standard in a Mac into a PC, they'd be the same price....
Torleif Sorenson says:
Unlike some of the anti-capitalist morons currently protesting on Wall Street, Steve Jobs was one of those people who *produced* and succeeded. But Jobs is unique because most of his ideas and products have profoundly affected and improved everyday technology. I thank God that we had Steve Jobs for as long as we did -- and because Jobs did not rest on his laurels after his first taste of business success. R.I.P.

"If you want to build a ship, do not drum up people to collect wood and do not assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), French aviator and writer

"You miss 100% of the shots you never take."
— Wayne Gretzky (1961- )
jrbizzle says:
Torlief - interesting you have that Wayne quote. One of Steve Jobs favorite quotes was a Gretzky quote that states (maybe not verbatim) "I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it's been." Great mantra for any entrepreneur.
mjaber says:
@jpjeffrey... He didn't invent any of the other things he is being thanked for, either. It was his implementation of the idea, of the device, that made it work.
homermania says:
Yes yes, but what was his handicap?
Torleif Sorenson says:
JRBizzle: That's another profound Gretzky quote; I didn't previously know that Jobs appreciated it, but in hindsight, that's not surprising. The "where the puck is going to be" idea came from Wayne's dad, Walter Gretzky, who has very deservedly received the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.

And also, you're absolutely right that it is great "heads up" advice for any business professional. With Jobs' passing, our society has lost an incalculable amount of knowledge capital and imagination.
SD Charlie says:
JRBizzle: that Gretzky quote is also a mantra of Mark Suster, another successful tech Entrepreneur-turned-VC. I think it goes: "Skate to where the puck is going, not to where it is." Either way, good reminder.
tennesseeboy says:
If you don't use Apple products, you are probably using products from a company that copies Apple products. I work in IT and can't imagine what the world of technology would look like without Steve's innovations. With the possible exception of Thomas Edison, no other inventor has changed the world more than Steve.
legitimatebeef says:
I hadn't thought of it but I guess you have a point Nate. Best thing I could say is that the iPhone is probably the single greatest piece of consumer electronic ever created.
wrhall02 says:
Most seem to admire Jobs for his Mac and Apple innovations. I admire him most for backing some outcast artists, Pixar. And then going mano a mano with Isner and winning!
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