One more thingâ€¦.
five most interesting posts on Steve Jobs from yesterdayâ€™s flooded interwebs.
1.Â Steveâ€™s fiercest competitors and industry leaders react to the news: Ironically, Gizmodo wrote the best coverage of reactions from various leaders, so weâ€™ve chosen their post and image as the most interesting post. http://gizmodo.com/blockquote/ Most remarkable reaction was from his lifelong rival â€“ Bill Gates, who said â€œThe 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.â€?
2.Â Walt Mossbergâ€™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:
â€œIce Water in Hell
For our fifthÂ 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 Appleâ€™s iTunes program was by then installed on hundreds of millions of Windows PCs.
He quipped: â€œItâ€™s like giving a glass of ice water to someone in Hell.â€? 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: â€œSo I guess Iâ€™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 â€œreservedâ€? at yesterdayâ€™s announcement by Apple. From the post â€“Â â€œI donâ€™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.â€?
4. National Public Radio calls Steve Jobs a poet of the computer world: NPRâ€™s radio show â€“ All Things Considered- saidÂ â€œLong before the MacBook and the iPad, the Apple co-founder and former CEO dreamed that computers could be used to help unleash human creativity.â€?
5. Bynkii compares Oct 5th, 2011 to Nov 22, 1963 (JFKâ€™s death):John Welch goes on to say â€“Â â€œI kind of think I now have a grip of what folks must have felt on 22 Nov. 1963. Itâ€™s not the same of course, but itâ€™s close. This guy who shaped an industry, shit, shaped THREEâ€¦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, heâ€™s gone.â€?
It still hasnâ€™t sunk in.
I will miss you Steve, RIP