theatlantic:

Steve Jobs Would Be Appalled by Apple’s Terrible New Ads

If you’ve been watching the Olympics, chances are that by now, you’ve caught at least one of Apple’s new TV ads for its Macbook laptops. If not, consider yourself spared. 

The spots themselves aren’t exactly nauseating, just strangely disappointing when compared to Apple’s classic back catalog of commercials — the marketing equivalent of Michael Phelps’ fourth-place finish in the 400 IM.

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Steve Jobs left some loose ends when he died — most notably with his biological father, Abdulfattah ‘John’ Jandali, who made many efforts to reach his high-profile son via e-mail in the past year (aware of his many health issues), to no avail. ”I can’t take credit for my children’s success,” Jandali (who manages a casino) noted. This is true … if a source of heartbreak for Jandali, who didn’t raise Jobs (he was adopted). ”I don’t know why I emailed. I guess because I felt bad when I heard about the health situation. He had his life and I had my life, and we were not in contact. If I talked to him, I don’t know what I would have said to him.” Jobs’ company left a number of similar loose ends, as Gawker notes. The guy fit a lot into 56 years — things were bound to fall through. Still quite sad, though.

shortformblog:

Steve Jobs left some loose ends when he died — most notably with his biological father, Abdulfattah ‘John’ Jandali, who made many efforts to reach his high-profile son via e-mail in the past year (aware of his many health issues), to no avail. ”I can’t take credit for my children’s success,” Jandali (who manages a casino) noted. This is true … if a source of heartbreak for Jandali, who didn’t raise Jobs (he was adopted). ”I don’t know why I emailed. I guess because I felt bad when I heard about the health situation. He had his life and I had my life, and we were not in contact. If I talked to him, I don’t know what I would have said to him.” Jobs’ company left a number of similar loose ends, as Gawker notes. The guy fit a lot into 56 years — things were bound to fall through. Still quite sad, though.

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fastcompany:

 
The Obituaries Steve Jobs Would Have Loved

fastcompany:

The Obituaries Steve Jobs Would Have Loved

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comedycentral:

Stephen Colbert’s Silent Tribute to Steve Jobs

Here’s Stephen paying his respects to the late Steve Jobs at the end of last night’s Colbert Report.

Click the link for a collection of past Apple bits from the show.

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danielholter:

vanityfair:

In memoriam.

Am I surprised at all that hundreds of thousands of internet peoples are posting this as their own? Not at all.
Am I little surprised that major publications are using this image without proper credit? Yes.
His name is Jonathan Mak, a fellow tumblr. Do the right thing.

Well said Mr. Holter.

danielholter:

vanityfair:

In memoriam.

Am I surprised at all that hundreds of thousands of internet peoples are posting this as their own? Not at all.

Am I little surprised that major publications are using this image without proper credit? Yes.

His name is Jonathan Mak, a fellow tumblr. Do the right thing.

Well said Mr. Holter.

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parislemon:

“Here’s to the Crazy Ones” — the first of Apple’s “Think Different” commercials. But this one is a bit different. It’s narrated by Steve Jobs himself.

Pretty much the greatest thing ever.

A thing of beauty.

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thehappyrecap:

Wow..

… And here’s the cover they made on extreme deadline.

shortformblog:

thehappyrecap:

Wow..

… And here’s the cover they made on extreme deadline.

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For Steve Jobs, every day was like Christmas morning, and nothing could shake that feeling. My most enduring memory of him speaks to that fact too. It was a Saturday afternoon in Palo Alto, and I was having lunch with a friend in an Italian restaurant. Suddenly, Steve came in and ordered takeout. He was wearing a T-shirt and cut-off jeans, just another happy suburban dad. He took his food and left, and as he walked down that beautiful leafy street, he stretched out his arms like an airplane — like he was flying into the sunshine.

Veteran tech journalist Chris Taylor, at Mashable

Jobs died yesterday at 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Here, some incredibly moving tributes from his friends, family and colleagues. 

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lo-on-lo:

R.I.P Steve Jobs. Thanks for making Pixar what it is today :)


:-(But also :-)

lo-on-lo:

R.I.P Steve Jobs. Thanks for making Pixar what it is today :)

:-(

But also :-)

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shortformblog:

Note the bottom of this image.

shortformblog:

Note the bottom of this image.

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I’m truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs’ death. Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone Steve has touched through his work.

Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives.

The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come.

For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely

— Bill Gates (via mediahascookies)

Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family.

In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories.

We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.

— The statement from Steve Jobs’ family. (via newsweek)

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parislemon:

Rest in peace, Steve.

parislemon:

Rest in peace, Steve.

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.

Steve Jobs

Thank you, Steve.

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