Discussion in 'computers, web and general tech' started by AKA pseudonym, Oct 6, 2011.
Just visited www.wired.com
Page loaded. I closed the tab.
Man, they've REALLY gone to town
Maybe this may turn out to be America's Princess Di moment?
Typical Apple, the contract ends and the next thing you know, bam, dead.
Why? He hasn't been in an executive position since August and his death wasn't unexpected.
What next for Gizmodo: "Steve Jobs: what underpants did you have on when he died?"
Id be more interested in whether the death of a renowned capitalist ends up broadly coinciding with the death of capitalism as we know it.
I suspect that one of the reasons his death is receiving so much attention is that nerds with charisma are a somewhat rare breed. Even if Gates had an interesting vision, he sure did a great job of making it seem dull, and I never got more than a few pages through his book.
Oh, Gizmodo is back with another one:
"What Was Your First Mac?"
Oh, Mashable is joining in. They're now taking photographs of the messages left outside the makeshift shrine in NYC and making a slideshow out of them, adding captions too, to fill the page up. http://mashable.com/2011/10/06/letters-to-steve-jobs/
Haha there's some brilliantly stupid comments here!
Steve Jobs was far too young to be most of our grandads. He's 10 yrs younger than my parents.
you fail to understand my point
The biog has been brought forward by a month to October 24th:
my point was you should have perhaps asked "why be sad, he was not your dad?" instead.
see, it even rhymes
Grandad sounded better
Shame there isn't a vomit smiley.
Wow the anti Apple brigade just got holy!
Twitter for iPhone. Even Westboro understand irony.
Apparently joking about Steve Jobs death isn't very PC.
Two cancer cells sat in a pub drinking, one turns to the other and says 'maybe we should both get jobs'.
Naah. People have been making bad taste jokes about high profile deaths since forever.
Ohhhhhhh. I geddit.
I only got that on second viewing too
Glad it wasn't just me then.
It might be just us though. I nicked that and put it on fbook and it's had quite the response already.
Gizmodo have truly upped the ante with this latest link-bait non-story, coming hot on the heels of their despicable, 'Steve Jobs: Where Were You?' article: now they've posted up Bob Dylan: Mr. Tambourine Man — In Honor of Steve Jobs. And there's more: MacBook Pro Turned Into Tribute Portrait of Steve Jobs, The Best Visual Tributes to Steve Jobs Around the Web etc etc etc
This one is pretty spectacularly tasteless too: Should Siri get Steve Jobs’ voice?
CaB has me weeping snot through my eyes at times like these
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