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Tribute To Steve Jobs: a 21km Apple Logo in Tokyo

timothy posted more than 2 years ago | from the sweat-and-tears dept.

Japan 108

An anonymous reader writes "To pay his tribute to Steve Jobs, Joseph Tame, a media producer and a marathon runner from Tokyo, ran 21 kms in 2 hours — starting from the western side of the Imperial Palace, across to Roppongi, through Omotesando, then up to Shinjuku. The leaf is in Kagurazaka, and the start/finish point just by the entrance to Yasukuni Shrine. The route, when mapped, shows the famous Apple logo in the center of Tokyo."

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108 comments

Yes, but can he run Linux? (5, Funny)

readandburn (825014) | more than 2 years ago | (#37228780)

Zing!

Re:Yes, but can he run Linux? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37228800)

When Linus retires, I predict there will be a ton of GPS drawings of Tux's foot because that's how far a Linux user will get before getting winded.

Re:Yes, but can he run Linux? (2)

jedidiah (1196) | more than 2 years ago | (#37228856)

Nah. A Unix user would just use automation. That's what advanced technology is for.

Let the gadget do the work rather than working for the gadget.

No GUI babysitting or manual propulsion required.

Re:Yes, but can he run Linux? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37228962)

The problem is that the team building it would get into a holy war over whether to use emacs or vim to program it.

Re:Yes, but can he run Linux? (2)

dragonsomnolent (978815) | more than 2 years ago | (#37229354)

Nah, the first nano user would just get it done while the neckbeards were fighting

Re:Yes, but can he run Linux? (2)

jedidiah (1196) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233726)

Who cares? The project files would not be vi-only. It's not like we're talking about Windows or MacOS software here.

Emacs and vi users could collaborate without even knowing that other people are using a different editor.

The Unix approach wins again.

Re:Yes, but can he run Linux? (2, Funny)

bonch (38532) | more than 2 years ago | (#37229572)

Nah. A Unix user would just use automation. That's what advanced technology is for.

No, a Unix user would be there to manually configure every step themselves so that they could talk about how open and free the process was. When people point out that they only did Tux's foot, they'd respond with, "It's open source, you finish it!"

Re:Yes, but can he run Linux? (1)

jedidiah (1196) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233760)

...then the next motivated person could come along would (finish it).

Plus the solution would be available for reuse when someone got it in their mind to do the same thing with Chuck.

Re:Yes, but can he run Linux? (2)

jtownatpunk.net (245670) | more than 2 years ago | (#37231144)

Hell, I'm too lazy to _drive_ that far.

Re:Yes, but can he run Linux? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37232264)

Program your robot to do it for you.

Re:Yes, but can he run Linux? (1)

feedayeen (1322473) | more than 2 years ago | (#37228808)

Tux is even easier, there are no discontinuities in a penguin, unlike that leaf.

Re:Yes, but can he run Linux? (1)

josephtame (2448330) | more than 2 years ago | (#37231870)

Tux is on my list. He's proving hard to find on the streets of Tokyo.

He didn't die. (5, Insightful)

FZer0 (585622) | more than 2 years ago | (#37228782)

Snap out of it, people.

Re:He didn't die. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37228818)

What a prick you are. I guess that's about as much as we can expect from a shit eating Linfux fanboi. Still too poor to afford a real computer with a real OS? Don't blame us for it.

Re:He didn't die. (2)

Osgeld (1900440) | more than 2 years ago | (#37228866)

a bit defensive aren't we? besides your OSX came from the same OSS cesspool

Re:He didn't die. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37232808)

OSX didn't come from a cesspool, it was intelligently designed!

Re:He didn't die. (2)

jedidiah (1196) | more than 2 years ago | (#37228870)

I have two of them. Had a 3rd one but the last one died prematurely.

So your "poverty" argument is just silly.

It's not that we refuse to "pay more", it's that we refuse to "get less".

It's a shame neither one of the survivors will run the new Civ or any older RTS games. They were kind of obsolete the day they were made (the Macs that is).

Re:He didn't die. (1)

icebraining (1313345) | more than 2 years ago | (#37229058)

Don't feed the trolls, please.

Re:He didn't die. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37230130)

Linux is garbage, deal with it. You could have at least pretended that you were smart enough to run one of the *BSDs.

Re:He didn't die. (2, Insightful)

jedidiah (1196) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233768)

MacOS only impresses the ignorant. Get over it.

Re:He didn't die. (1, Troll)

hairyfeet (841228) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233166)

I have a question, which I'm sure to get hate over but WTF it has always struck me as weird....why? I mean I could understand a Mac during the PPC days, there were some things that supposedly PPC ran better, no real worry about bugs because those were all written on X86, but now? now it is just a REALLY expensive Intel laptop. I haven't seen anything on one I couldn't get for cheaper with better specs.

The iPad, iPhone, and iPod? i don't have any of those but I GET IT, again non standard hardware with Apple UI equals win. The closest Android competitors frankly just haven't gotten the Apple smooth and seamless thing down. maybe by Android 6 they'll have it, but not yet. And while I love my sandisk frankly i'll be the first to admit that butt simple UI it ain't, nothing like an iPod. hell my mom could work one of those with no manual.

So I just don't GET it. Anybody who has the tech skills to read /. can follow a fucking google page and make a Hackentosh if they have a hard on for OSX that badly, and get better specs along with a free license for Windows for dual booting while they are at it. So why pay crazy Apple prices for less powerful hardware? i just don't see the appeal, unless you are one of those "keep up with the joneses" types that care more about flashing a label than anything. if that is the case fark is that way.-->

Re:He didn't die. (1, Troll)

jedidiah (1196) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233828)

> The closest Android competitors frankly just haven't gotten the Apple smooth and seamless thing down.

It doesn't have anything to do with "smooth". It's about getting basic core features right. Apple doesn't get basic core features right. If you use your phone for anything remotely "productive", you will likely find Apple's tendency to forget the power user a problem. Despite of all of the hype surrounding "Apple design", they can't quite seem to manage accommodating slightly less trivial use cases.

Entirely too many people buy into the idea that "Apple does it right" without actually bothering to check the basic facts of their assumption/

Re:He didn't die. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37228948)

What a retard you are.

Re:He didn't die. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37228844)

But the AIDS will do its work soon.

Re:He didn't die. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37228876)

Snap out of it, people.

yeah but in fairness he's fairly close looking.

I'd want to get my tributes before I die so I can enjoy them rather than after I'm dead when I can't. Maybe this is his way of doing that.

Re:He didn't die. (0)

Baloroth (2370816) | more than 2 years ago | (#37229154)

Yeah, but for Apple fans, resigning as CEO is just about the same as dying.

Re:He didn't die. (4, Insightful)

bonch (38532) | more than 2 years ago | (#37229424)

Read between the lines. Jobs has authorized an official biography, codified management guidelines at the company for when he's gone, submitted his resignation, and has been photographed looking extremely thin. He has previously had cancer as well as as liver transplant. What do you think is likely to happen in the next six to twelve months?

Re:He didn't die. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37231224)

He'll attain divinity and ascend into heaven?

Re:He didn't die. (1)

hawk (1151) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233892)

>He'll attain divinity and ascend into heaven?

There aren't even reports of his having made it to the castle yet, let alone having recovered the amulet.

Speculation as to ascension is premature.

Once he enters the planes, let us know, and we'll all watch live.

Re:He didn't die. (4, Insightful)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 2 years ago | (#37231304)

What do you think is likely to happen in the next six to twelve months?

An endless run of stories about Steve's health so Slashdot can serve ads.

Re:He didn't die. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233840)

Yeah, so what? Is there some reason that Slashdot has to be above getting page hits to pay the bills just like virtually every media outlet does on the internet?

Re:He didn't die. (4, Insightful)

romco (61131) | more than 2 years ago | (#37229452)

Re:He didn't die. (1)

Undead Waffle (1447615) | more than 2 years ago | (#37229722)

I think it's just the dress that makes him look thin.

Re:He didn't die. (2)

atrocious cowpat (850512) | more than 2 years ago | (#37231094)

The picture may well be a fake. [theblaze.com]

Re:He didn't die. (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37229462)

We have to finally admit, that Apple is a cult. It has all the same traits as a religion. (No, there is no difference between a cult and a religion, other than perhaps the amount of penetration of the population).

This is not meant in a judging sense. Everyone does what he does, because he thinks it's good for him.
But especially with craziness like this, it is pretty obvious that it's actually rather harmful to them.
- The added price for what is still just cheap Foxconn stuff.
- The lock-in into the golden cage that China would be jealous of.
- The crippling of the own abilities through oversimplification. (Same thing Microsoft [MS Bob, Clippy, Office in general], Gnome [3, related: Unity], KDE and Mozilla are guilty of, in varying degrees..)
- The dumbing down that that crippling results in.
- The loss of resources like money earned and information gathered/processed that this inefficiency results in.

Apple products would clearly not be bought by any rational mind. They are emotional purchases. Dreams. Bloomy dreams with a bad reality. Schizotypic delusions. In other words: Religion/cult.

Re:He didn't die. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37230074)

WRONG! You are just a heretic and a blasphemer. Death to you and all the other infidels.

Re:He didn't die. (1, Flamebait)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 2 years ago | (#37231322)

Apple products would clearly not be bought by any rational mind. They are emotional purchases. Dreams. Bloomy dreams with a bad reality. Schizotypic delusions. In other words: Religion/cult.

Sent from my HTC Evo

Re:He didn't die. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233942)

Apple products would clearly not be bought by any rational mind. They are emotional purchases.

Well duh. You ever hear of a little concept called marketing?

Re:He didn't die. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37234270)

Yea enjoy your android phones, android tablets and desktop PCs in a world without Apple. They'd certainly be a lot different, and frankly, I say this not as an Apple customer, they'd be worse. Snap out of your own anti-Apple bullshit.

Re:He didn't die. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37229620)

Oh, fuck you.

Re:He didn't die. (1)

daffy951 (546697) | more than 2 years ago | (#37230236)

If someone does something you think is great, why not tell them ..before they die?

Re:He didn't die. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37234158)

People bought his company's overpriced products. I'm sure that's all the thanks from the hoi poloi that matters to Steve.

Re:He didn't die. (1)

Anubis IV (1279820) | more than 2 years ago | (#37230772)

Snap out of it, people.

So what? Someone doesn't have to die before you honor them for their contributions. Love him or hate him, Steve has changed the industry, and it's appropriate to honor him at a time like this when he's stepping down from the role at which he made those changes.

Re:He didn't die. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37231512)

have you seen the tmz pics? it doesnt look like he has much left.

Fanboi (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37228784)

Here's your cookie. You have served your master well.

That's no apple... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37228824)

It's a space station. [reuters.com]

This is News? (1)

jmottram08 (1886654) | more than 2 years ago | (#37228826)

what what?

Re:This is News? (1)

Noughmad (1044096) | more than 2 years ago | (#37229290)

Of course it's news, it has Apple in the title.

Re:This is News? (0)

SIR_Taco (467460) | more than 2 years ago | (#37231214)

We really need a "sad, but true" moderation option.

Uh oh (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37228852)

Looks suspiciously like the Apple logo. He's going to get sued for trademark violation...

How about a cure for AIDs? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37228882)

Isn't that what Apple zealots really want? Can't think why. Cult leader, death's door?

I hate running (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37228884)

Running: the most boring sport for old people

Re:I hate running (2)

gilesjuk (604902) | more than 2 years ago | (#37229072)

I think you're getting running mixed up with Golf.

Re:I hate running (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37229394)

Golf at least involves some awesome carts.

Re:I hate running (1)

korean.ian (1264578) | more than 2 years ago | (#37230116)

and a lot of drinking!

See you in court (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37228892)

In other news, Apple has announced a lawsuit against Joseph Tame for copyright infringment

I already miss CmdrTaco.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37228916)

.. news for nerds, stuff that matters, huh?

Clever and creative (3, Insightful)

gstrickler (920733) | more than 2 years ago | (#37228918)

I know many people will bash this guy as "an Apple fanboi", or having "drunk the Kool-Aid®" (BTW, the Jonestown [wikipedia.org] incident used Flavor Aid® [wikipedia.org] , not Kool-Aid®, but don't let facts get in the way), but what those people are overlooking is that this is both clever and creative.

Side note: Creative people don't care whether or not you like or agree with their choice of tools. If you don't like Apple or Apple products, fine. But all the Apple, Apple product, and "fanboi" bashing is ridiculous. The company and products aren't perfect, but they are good and they do inspire creativity. They're tools that for many people make working easier, faster, and allow them to create. Nothing more, nothing less. And, no, I don't particularly care if you agree/disagree with this post.

Re:Clever and creative (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37229022)

He wasnt a fanboi huh?

Well that was it. I was hooked. Since then I’ve upgraded every year, paying hefty cancellation fees on old contracts in order to have the latest and greatest. The improvements in the iPhone have enabled me to do more each year and I’m excited to think of where it might take us in the next 5 years.

lol...

Re:Clever and creative (0)

bonch (38532) | more than 2 years ago | (#37229532)

The improvements in the iPhone have enabled me to do more each year

Wow, what a "fanboi," buying things that make him more productive. You're totally right, anonymous coward who trolls every Apple article. Thanks for setting us straight.

Re:Clever and creative (1)

Solandri (704621) | more than 2 years ago | (#37230040)

A lot of the conflict over fanboi-ism stems from fundamental differences in user expectations. Slashdot, with its base of scientists, engineers, and technically-minded people, is firmly on the form-follows-function side. Most Apple fans, being designers and artistic types, are on the form-trumps-function side. Take something like the simplified easy-to-use GUI on the Macs. The slashdot crowd see it as a productivity limitation because they already knew how to do that stuff before, but Apple prioritized form over function and thus made it harder for them to get at the lesser-used functionality. The Apple fans see the exact same thing as a productivity improvement because the easier form it lets them accomplish stuff they didn't know how to do before.

Re:Clever and creative (2)

jedidiah (1196) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233850)

A pretty GUI is all well in good.

If it doesn't work as advertised though, then it's not so hot.

If I am spending too much time manipulating the GUI, then the GUI design has failed badly. It doesn't matter what OS you are talking about. If you are reaching for the terminal or the bash prompt, the "pretty stuff" has failed you. The problem with "geeks" is not that they prefer form over function but that they understand function well enough to know what they should be able to expect.

They are more demanding.

Being "more productive" is about being able to do more things and to do them with less work.

Any crude thing slapped together by a first time high school hobbyist programmer can hide the ugly details. It takes more inspired design to come up with something that's useful and efficient at the same time. A lot of GUI interfaces (Apple's included), just aren't that inspired.

Re:Clever and creative (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37230096)

More productive? That's a bit of a stretch. I will agree that the improvements between each iteration of the iPhone – from the original to iPhone 4 – are pretty nice, but I doubt the improvements and added features really contribute to a person's productivity. This guy is pretty much the definition of a consumer-whore fanboy.

Re:Clever and creative (1)

jedidiah (1196) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233858)

Yes. It is a bit of a stretch to call subsequent iphones any more than "hardware refreshes".

"Revolution" doesn't happen at that pace.

Re:Clever and creative (1)

josephtame (2448330) | more than 2 years ago | (#37231894)

I have to laugh at myself too. I laugh, then start to think about out how I'll persuade my wife that I *need* to upgrade to the iPhone 5 when that comes out in the autumn... :-)

Re:Clever and creative (0, Flamebait)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | more than 2 years ago | (#37229100)

but what those people are overlooking is that this is both clever and creative.

The stunt is neither clever nor creative. I've been drawing outlines of all kinds of things on fences and streets, with my own piss, since I was 14 years old.

Additionally, owning an Apple product does not automatically make one creative. The majority of people who own apple products are spoiled androgynous kids and homosexuals who use their shiny toys as tools of media consumption rather than creation. Idiots are still saying that Macs are the best for working with multimedia, which is a load of horseshit because you can make your own render farm and still have the same software ecosystem, because the big third-party software packages are also available for Windows, for the ridiculous price of a Mac pro.

And if its eye-candy you want, any PC or laptop made within the last 5 years running Compiz-fusion will run circles around the laughingly rudimentary window effects of OSX (my SNES just called, it wants its mode 7 back).

Re:Clever and creative (1)

instagib (879544) | more than 2 years ago | (#37229210)

I don't care about the fact that someone is a fan of a corporation (there are fans for Adidas, Nike, car brands, etc.), luckily not my problem.

But "clever and creative"? Creative are the people who thought up a satellite based navigation system. Clever those who realized it. Creative were the people programming the runner app. Clever is Apple that they got their share when the guy bought it.

Well I guess this Y2K+. Before that we did something just for fun. Now we do something for fun, feel important, post a photo on a blog and have Slashdot run it as a front page story so people can make lame com... nah, I'll stop now.

Re:Clever and creative (1, Insightful)

bonch (38532) | more than 2 years ago | (#37229522)

Where Apple goes, the industry follows. This drives the Linux fanboys who still visit Slashdot nuts. Most rational posters left for Reddit and Hacker News years ago, so most of what you have left are the crazy trolls and fanboys who hate everything that competes with open source. Just look at the flood of robotic anonymous trolling in these comments.

Re:Clever and creative (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37230786)

"Where Apple goes, the industry follows. This drives the Linux fanboys who still visit Slashdot nuts."

This. You nailed it. Slashdotters can't stand to see this. Tablets technically existed before Apple came along, but Apple made them huge, the thing that might well kill the traditional PC, and the device everyone *wants*. Similar for the GUI, the portable mp3 player, and many, many others.

The industry tries to copy Apple. Sometimes with success, sometimes not, but it irks the open sourcers to no end that they are unknown and irrelevant to 99.5% of the public, while Apple is a household name and sets the trends that everyone else tries to follow.

Re:Clever and creative (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37232472)

the thing that might well kill the traditional PC

The tablet can't kill the PC. Do you know what powers that cloud people love so much? Do you know what kind of machine is used to develop for tablets, or other systems? Do you know where scientific simulations run?

[open source is] unknown and irrelevant to 99.5% of the public

Heh. Just because people don't know about it doesn't makes it irrelevant. If Apache suddenly vanished I'm sure the general public would be pretty pissed they can't waste their time on some stupid website.

Re:Clever and creative (1)

jedidiah (1196) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233868)

It's not the fact that Apple is being followed, it's where Apple is trying to follow them.

      Locked down systems.
      80s style single vendor proprietary approach to just about everything.

Apple is the return of the Commodore 64 with Sony-only brand DVDs for good measure.

Re:Clever and creative (1)

ProzacPatient (915544) | more than 2 years ago | (#37229780)

Flavor Aid, eh? Well that explains why they all died; it was obviously from a massive headache. I don't know about you guys but Flavor Aid gives me huge headaches but Kool-Aid doesn't.

Re:Clever and creative (0)

gstrickler (920733) | more than 2 years ago | (#37230500)

Check your mixing instructions, you're supposed to skip the cyanide if you plan to drink it more than once.

Re:Clever and creative (1)

ProzacPatient (915544) | more than 2 years ago | (#37231744)

Aw man I wish I hadn't spent all my mod points today. That gave me a pretty good chuckle. Kudos!

Re:Clever and creative (1)

theolein (316044) | more than 2 years ago | (#37231062)

Couldn't give a flying fuck if he ran a penguin or Steve Ballmer's chair, but he is a fanboi, and if it makes him happy, good on him. Personally, as a Mac system admin, I think Macs are fine, but the Mac fans tend to miss out on the fact that there is other good stuff besides Apple out there.

Re:Clever and creative (1)

Dogtanian (588974) | more than 2 years ago | (#37231100)

having "drunk the Kool-Aid" (BTW, the Jonestown [wikipedia.org] incident used Flavor Aid [wikipedia.org], not Kool-Aid, but don't let facts get in the way)

Most of us know that, we just aren't nit-picking pedants... well, okay, we *are* nit-picking pedants, just not enough to correct the culturally-accepted expression.

BTW, wouldn't "drunk the Appleade [tumblr.com] " be a more appropriate expression here? :-)

Re:Clever and creative (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37231356)

More to the point, Flavor Aid is a cheap equivalent to higher-priced name-brand Kool-Aid.

Wherefore we say of Apple fanboys that they drink Kool-Aid, while Windows fanboys drink Flavor Aid. (Naturally, UNIX fanboys drink beer -- some would say way too much beer.)

Akibahara? (1)

wrencherd (865833) | more than 2 years ago | (#37228956)

Really, anything in this vein ought to at least "touch" Akibahara, no?

Re:Akibahara? (1)

lennier1 (264730) | more than 2 years ago | (#37229230)

Nah, in that case we'd end up with Giko instead of the Apple logo.

Re:Akibahara? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37231626)

Akiba is the anti-Apple. I mean, you can buy PARTS there. I'm taking resistors, capacitors, ICs. Things with which you can *MODIFY* things, or (gasp) even *make your own*.

It's the antithesis of everything Apple stands for, and I for one am glad that this mactard kept his fanboi-map away from it.

who cares? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37229018)

Why the fuck is this news? Some slant eye ran in an apple pattern? wtf cares

Re:who cares? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37230206)

The name suggests another sad American who moved to Asia because he could not find pussy in his own country. Still better than you, though.

Surprises me that it's not in New York (1, Offtopic)

tepples (727027) | more than 2 years ago | (#37229172)

I thought New York was supposed to be the big apple [wikipedia.org] .

Now that Steve has resigned (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37229190)

will he be known as Steven Jobless?

That "apple" looks like it's old and withering (4, Funny)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | more than 2 years ago | (#37229456)

Was that a tribute to Steve Jobs as well?

Re:That "apple" looks like it's old and withering (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37229502)

Nice, douche.

Re:That "apple" looks like it's old and withering (1)

Anubis IV (1279820) | more than 2 years ago | (#37230796)

When was the last time you ran a perfect curve that spanned several kilometers? Unless you have open fields, it simply won't be possible. He did a good job considering he's in Tokyo. The options for running paths spanning these sorts of distances are pretty limited, I'd imagine.

Interesting part (3, Funny)

should_be_linear (779431) | more than 2 years ago | (#37229710)

After posting his Apple logo-shaped tribute, Apple sued his employer "Mother Theresa Services for Homeless People" for unauthorized trademark usage.

The runner must be thankful (1)

backslashdot (95548) | more than 2 years ago | (#37229852)

That guy must be thankful that Bill Gates isn't ill so he doesn't have to die trying to create the Microsoft logo.

Really? Tribute? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37230188)

To pay his tribute to Steve Jobs,

The man who underpaid a business partner (Woz - he lied so he'd end up with more money in his pockets), a man who denied that his daughter born out of wedlock (Lisa) was his, who's business 'sense' claimed a production need on the Mac and Mac+ line needed 30,000+units when Apple sold less than 2000 in the same time period, who claimed the education market would move NeXT to #1 (channeling how education moved many Apple ]['s and missed Desktop publishing not to mention the Wall Street/NSA market for NeXT/NeXTSTEP)?

Tribute to a liar, an engineer who demonstrated a lack of understanding of thermal issues with the Apple /// and Mac (no cooling fans), and a guy who blew "what the market wanted" with the Apple ///, the Lisa, NeXT and statements about where the Mac's were gonna sell. THAT Steve Jobs?

Pull the other one - it has Newtons with color screens.

Re:Really? Tribute? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37230658)

In other news, I did some stuff back in the 1980s I'm not proud of, too. I got better, and so did Steve Jobs. Did you?

And an anonymous coward (0)

arcite (661011) | more than 2 years ago | (#37230704)

Is an anonymous coward.

Re:Really? Tribute? (1)

Intropy (2009018) | more than 2 years ago | (#37231046)

Yeah, but have you seen how clear his thetan is?

Re:Really? Tribute? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37234176)

Pull the other one

...The one involving the guy who completely revolutionized the portable music industry? ...The one that pretty much created the smart phone market? ...The one who made Apple the richest company in the US?

Oh, I see, you're just a butthurt douchetroll.

Fan Boy.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37230252)

has to be said. Creative my ass. Creative people have better things to do; people who know the history, know that Steve Jobs is not equal to Apple. (Jesus: a guy who wears nothing but khakis, becoming known for "design." Americans are such ... boobs).

Large symbolic fonts (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37230424)

I think it was the Adobe Postscript group that said about the time of the release of the Apple Laserwriter they could have a font character the "size of New Jersey". While a bit of hyperbole considering no such output device existed, it was a change of perspective for typographers who not much later made inkjet billboards using Postscript and/or EPS.

I am glad Steve got to see this stunt.

Jerry

Unauthorised use of trademark (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37230854)

I wonder if he's heard from Apple's lawyers yet.

A better tribute... (1)

apparently (756613) | more than 2 years ago | (#37230910)

...would have been if all Tokyans(sp?) disconnected their phone-calls at random throughout the day as a tribute to King Steve's mandate that a phone -- even one in it's 4th revision -- shouldn't have a founding principle of being able to maintain a phone simple connection.

Help me there (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37231514)

How can you run 21 kilomilliseconds in 2 hours?

Another meaning (0)

hcs_$reboot (1536101) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233590)

The leaf points directly towards Fukushima.
That must be a coincidence...
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