Tired of all the Steve Job Obituaries

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by osxhero, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. osxhero macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2010
    He's not dead yet. Can a brother get a break? Is it alright if he stays alive? Everyone is saying goodbye when no one knows his true health condition. TMZ runs a pick and everyone gives up.

    I say, FIGHT ON STEVE!
  2. boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    No one is acting like he's dead, but there's no point in saying he's in perfect health when he clearly isn't. The fact of the matter is that he is very sick, but hopefully all that money he has will get him the treatment he needs to recover.
  3. osxhero thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2010
    Okay, then what will CNN and Fox and the NY Times and the LA Times run when he's dead? They've already blown their wads.
  4. boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    You'd best be joking son... You think major news corporations couldn't come up with a story on the life of one of the most influential people in modern history? You must be very poorly informed if you think the media is running dry.
  5. itickings macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2007
    You'll find out eventually.
  6. rkmac macrumors 6502


    Jun 22, 2009
    JAFA, New Zealand
  7. osxhero thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2010
    Jesus why is my point so hard to understand? They're running their big pieces now!
  8. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Not to sound harsh, or cold but in a sense to many of us, his departure at apple is a seminal moment where new sites and many apple fans are in a retrospective mood. Couple that for the actual reason why he resigned just magnifies the obituary like feel to those retrospectives.

    Basically if you're tired of hearing about these stories then move, and ignore them. Don't read/listen/watch them.
  9. boss.king, Aug 29, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2011

    boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Because your point is flawed. Show me their 'big pieces". How do you know they can't whip up something bigger? A man of Jobs' status would get massive exposure in death, a whole expose on his life and his role in the rise of Apple.

    Edit: Also, what's to stop them from running these big pieces after a quick brush up on more recent events?
  10. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    OP: This is a strange place to post this thread to complain about this matter.

    The whole forum is called "MacRumors" which means that it is - in the main, as originally envisaged - a tech site specifically dedicated to matters Mac.

    In this context, a plethora of threads when the CEO of Apple steps down on account of his health is not just inevitable, but, given the importance of Apple to the tech revolution, and the supremely influential role played by Steve Jobs throughout his time at the helm of Apple as guide, designer, controller, CEO, etc. it is entirely to be expected. To be candid, it would be absolutely astonishing if it was not commented on - at length - in these fora, even more than elsewhere.

    And, in truth, this is much more than mere "fanboy/girl" adulation of a man who is both a tech design genius and an extraordinarily savvy businessman; it is an acknowledgement of the extraordinary influence that this guy has had in the tech revolution, and the truly historic role he has played in that arena.
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I seriously doubt this is the best they've got. And who cares? Ignore them.

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