In memory of Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

by Disenchanted

Steve Jobs is gone to iHeaven! If we come to grasp of what impact technology has on human culture and the impact he had on technology his accomplishment becomes more evident. Here is a quote and a story about Steve:

'Remembering That You Are Going To Die Is The Best Way I Know To Avoid The Trap Of Thinking You Have Something To Lose'

Make sure you read this story (from

Steve Jobs gives employees a little speech when they're promoted to Vice President at Apple, according to Adam Lashinsky in a new article in Fortune that's not online yet.* Lashinsky calls it the "Difference Between the Janitor and the Vice President."

Jobs tells the VP that if the garbage in his office is not being emptied regularly for some reason, he would ask the janitor what the problem is. The janitor could reasonably respond by saying, "Well, the lock on the door was changed, and I couldn't get a key."

An irritation for Jobs, for an understandable excuse for why the janitor couldn't do his job. As a janitor, he's allowed to have excuses.

"When you're the janitor, reasons matter," Jobs tells newly minted VPs, according to Lashinsky.

"Somewhere between the janitor and the CEO, reasons stop mattering," says Jobs, adding, that Rubicon is "crossed when you become a VP."


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by Simorgh5555 on

Pendar Jan when was the last time you ever achieved anything worthwile and significant in life whixh measures up to Steve Job? If you must know ordinary consumers suchas yourselves share as much the responsibility for damage to 'Mother Nature' as giant corporations such as Apple. Before you get on your hig horse and pontificate to others with your holier than thou art attitude, have you noticed how much electricity you are burning each year by switching on your PC and endlessly searching the Web for Jewish material and posting comments. You don't.need a coffee maker or an electronic tooth brush but you have one. You don't need even have your own computer at home you can go to a public library. Drive a car? Catch the subway instead..


A visionary who revolutionised Technology

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

Life is a wonderful privilage. But some of us go through it filled with hatred for others , "can not do" attitude and inactivity. Some others, with "can do" attitude, devote every second of our precious lives focused on a "cause", at which  we can look back in the later days of our lives and be proud of. Steve, belonged to the latter catagory.

Without the host of technologies initiated by people like steve, then engineered & built into real electronic devices by  millions of other hardworking individuals, none of us would be writing blogs or commenting here, be able to make a phone call, do an MRI or X ray at a hospital, the list goes on..... 

RIP Steve. 

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."



by پندارنیک on

The mother Earth pulls all apples to her bosom, one way or another...

We'll talk about his share in damaging the environment and millions of tons of electronic garbage scattered on our fragile planet some time later.....



by Simorgh5555 on

I suppose in accordance with ancient Eygptian tradition he would be burried with his favourite wordly possessions on his way to the afterlife. He'll probably need his Ipad to keep him entertained on his way through the tunnel (lets hope its equipped with WiFi!). Oh, and don't forget his I-Phone to call us to let us know whether God exists, and whose God I need to worship before I kick the bucket one day. If we don't hear anything I can continue to live in Sin.
RIP Steve. A true pioneer.


Steve Jobs commencement speech in Stanford 2005 (video)

by Disenchanted on


       Must see lecture

      A life beyond imagination!


 Steve Jobs:

by vildemose on


Steve Jobs: Arab-American, Buddhist, Psychedelic Drug User, and Capitalist World-Changer


Jobs was the biological son of Joanne Simpson and Abdulfattah Jandali (a Syrian Muslim then graduate student in political science from Homs, which is now in revolt against the Baathist regime).

That is, like Barack Obama, Jobs was the son of a Muslim.



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Iqbal Latif

“The Whole Earth Catalog,”

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''When I was young, there was an amazing publication called “The Whole Earth Catalog,” which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960′s, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: It was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.

Stewart and his team put out several issues of “The Whole Earth Catalog,” and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.”

It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.''

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“Your time is

by Iqbal Latif on

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.Don’t let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice.”