One more thing…

One more thing….

five most interesting posts on Steve Jobs from yesterday’s flooded interwebs.

1. Steve’s fiercest competitors and industry leaders react to the news: Ironically, Gizmodo wrote the best coverage of reactions from various leaders, so we’ve chosen their post and image as the most interesting post. Most remarkable reaction was from his lifelong rival – Bill Gates, who said “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.�

2. Walt Mossberg’s reaction, a video comment and a classy encounter between Jobs and Gates: Walt has reviewed Apple products for over two decades. He wrote a personal and classy post about his interactions with Steve. This section from his post makes it one of the most interesting post:

“Ice Water in Hell

For our fifth D conference, both Steve and his longtime rival, the brilliant Bill Gates, surprisingly agreed to a joint appearance, their first extended onstage joint interview ever. But it almost got derailed.

Earlier in the day, before Gates arrived, I did a solo onstage interview with Jobs, and asked him what it was like to be a major Windows developer, since Apple’s iTunes program was by then installed on hundreds of millions of Windows PCs.

He quipped: “It’s like giving a glass of ice water to someone in Hell.� When Gates later arrived and heard about the comment, he was, naturally, enraged, because my partner Kara Swisher and I had assured both men that we hoped to keep the joint session on a high plane.

In a pre-interview meeting, Gates said to Jobs: “So I guess I’m the representative from Hell.â€? Jobs merely handed Gates a cold bottle of water he was carrying. The tension was broken, and the interview was a triumph, with both men acting like statesmen. When it was over, the audience rose in a standing ovation, some of them in tears.â€?”

3. Steve Jobs and the reserved seat: Cult of Mac interestingly pointed out that the first seat in the first row at the Apple event was left “reserved� at yesterday’s announcement by Apple. From the post – “I don’t know for sure if that seat was left empty for Steve or not, but I can only imagine that it had to have been. In a way, that reserved seat summarizes the core of who Apple is as a company and group of people.�

4. National Public Radio calls Steve Jobs a poet of the computer world: NPR’s radio show – All Things Considered- said “Long before the MacBook and the iPad, the Apple co-founder and former CEO dreamed that computers could be used to help unleash human creativity.�

5. Bynkii compares Oct 5th, 2011 to Nov 22, 1963 (JFK’s death):John Welch goes on to say – “I kind of think I now have a grip of what folks must have felt on 22 Nov. 1963. It’s not the same of course, but it’s close. This guy who shaped an industry, shit, shaped THREE…who helped change the world not once, not twice, but three times. Four if you count the iPad. And now, between one minute and the next, he’s gone.�

It still hasn’t sunk in.

-Cupidtino founders


I will miss you Steve, RIP



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