October 6th, 2011

Mac

Random: Steve Jobs Had Died

R.I.P., Steve Jobs: you had a gift for making everything I hoped for from a computer come to life in the best tools since the wheel, the hammer, or the printing press.

And he did it while remembering that computers were supposed to make things easier. So many manufacturers seem not to get that.

Apple's Steve Jobs, father of Mac, iPhone, dies
Oct 6, 1:58 AM (ET)
By JORDAN ROBERTSON

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Suddenly, the next version of the iPhone doesn't seem so important. It's time to mourn Steve Jobs, the Silicon Valley maestro who always seemed to hit the right note as he transformed Apple Inc. into technology's greatest hits factory.

It didn't take long for the people who loved their iPhones, iPods, iPads and Macs to begin gathering to pay their respects to the man who made it all happen.

Scott Robbins, a barber and Apple fan for nearly 20 years, came to Apple's San Francisco store as soon as he heard about Jobs' death Wednesday.

"To some people, this is like Elvis Presley or John Lennon _it's a change in our times," Robbins, 34, said. "It's the end of an era, of what we've known Apple to be. It's like the end of the innovators."

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