Word comes that Steve Jobs - Apple's famous former CEO and sitting chairmain of the board - has passed away. We've known that Steve has been ill for some time, culminating in his stepping down from Apple's CEO, but you never really know when to expect the worst. Not a single AnandTech editor went through their childhood without working with an Apple II at least once, and numerous other Apple devices years later; the story of the coming of age of the personal computer and the story of Steve Jobs are often one in the same.

R.I.P. Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

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  • Scannall - Saturday, October 08, 2011 - link

    The Vic 20, and the Commodore PET that preceded it were junk. The C64/128 brought some interesting tech to graphics. The Amiga was, at the time probably the most advanced personal computer on the market.

    However, Jack Tramiel was no Steve Jobs. He was an idiot. I doubt Commodore could market free beer at a Superbowl. It is unfortunate that Commodore bought the Amiga from the people that developed it. One can only imagine where it might have gone if say Steve Jobs had been the one taking it to market.
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  • ABR - Thursday, October 06, 2011 - link

    Great man. Reply
  • Landiepete - Friday, October 07, 2011 - link

    I made a comment along those lines on The Register -without reading yours- and got downrated. Horses for courses ? Reply
  • wolfman3k5 - Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - link

    You don't have to be a jerk about it. Regardless of who he was, trust me, suffering through cancer for a couple of years isn't easy for anyone. I hope that your comment gets take down. Reply
  • Omega215D - Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - link

    I second that motion. Reply
  • jecs - Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - link

    Me too. This is a moment for reflexion and good will. Reply
  • JarredWalton - Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - link

    Comment deleted; please be respectful people. (Note: this is not directed at wolfman, omega, or jecs -- it was the original poster.) Reply
  • Wwhat - Thursday, October 06, 2011 - link

    I do not.
    Steve Jobs was as a person just an average guy, and sure it's sad for his friends and family and the many apple fans he died, and sad how he died too, but you cannot force people to like him, that's insane and shows poor character.

    As for comparing him to einstein as bloomberg did, that's way way over the top, edison? maybe, but not einstein surely
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  • MaulBall789 - Thursday, October 06, 2011 - link

    You have lost your ability to reason. It's not about forcing people to like him. He simply was more than just an average guy. As a person he waqs human just like the rest of us, but that's about where the similarities end.

    Einstien didn't lead a corporation and didn't have to deal with investor relations. He simply came up with revolutionary mathematical theories of physics (with the help and inspiration of his wife, by the way). Edison, well we all know that if it weren't for Tesla...

    Anyway, Jobs throughout his career brought together especially talented and gifted people to make his vision of technology, media, and art become reality. That takes a special kind of person. More than just an average guy. Average doesn't have time to have a vision, much less make it come true.
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  • wolfman3k5 - Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - link

    It's a shame that Steve Jobs passed away. I wish the best to his family and I would like to express my deepest condolences. May he rest in peace. He was an extremely talented human being, the kind of person who obsessed over perfection. He probably poured more soul than he should have in his beloved Apple products. Regardless of how many of you look at Apple as a company, or their products, remember that it is a business. Sadly we don't have enough companies that can bring out cool products that are at the junction between art and technology. Steve Jobs understood what it took to make truly great products for the masses, and that is why Apple is so popular today. Many other companies draw inspiration from Steve's creations. Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. Steve Jobs, you will be missed, and regardless if some didn't like your work, most of us loved it, and the world won't be the same without you. Reply

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