Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Dead at 56

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As a PC-user for over 25 years, I have very little nostalgia for Apple, its products, or its founders. I often found Apple products kind of cloying and cutesy, sometimes trying too hard (the iMac that looked like a little white ball), or not trying hard enough (the toilet-seat laptop). But, I do recognize Steve Jobs' contribution to the 20th and 21st century, and find it sad that he died so young.  For even though I didn't much use his products until relatively recently, I do believe that the popular products produced by Apple spurred even non-Cult-of-Mac people to want MP3 players, to want zippy computers, to want tablet computers, and most obviously, smart phones. RIP, Steve.

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Steve Jobs Dead: Apple Co-Founder Dies At 56

. . .Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple. . .

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