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Born on February 24, 1955, if Steve Jobs were alive today, he would celebrate his 67th birthday. Jobs, the co-founder and former CEO of Apple, tragically died in 2011 after his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was just 56.

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Apple under Jobs unarguably changed the world, from the launch of the very first Apple computer in 1976 to the launch of the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Jobs founded and ran the company alongside Steve Wozniak in 1976 but left the company in 1985 to create NeXT. Apple acquired NeXT in 1997, at which point Jobs rejoined the company and would remain CEO until he died in 2011.

After rejoining the company, Jobs oversaw the launch of multiple product launches that propelled Apple to become one of the biggest tech companies in the world. Driven initially by the Mac and iPod, Apple became a truly global hit following the launch of the iPhone in 2007. Jobs led Apple with a culture of innovation, which the company continues to operate under today.

After he died in 2011, Tim Cook, who previously served as Apple's head of operations, became CEO. Cook has said that Jobs' thinking, unwavering perfectionism, dedication to hard work, and lust for innovation are the "foundation of Apple."
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Today also happens to be MacRumors' 22nd birthday. The site was founded on February 24, 2000, by Arnold Kim, just three years after Jobs returned to Apple. In its 22 years, MacRumors has grown right alongside Apple from what started as a side project to becoming the number one Apple news site on the internet.

Today and always, we're grateful to all of our dedicated readers, passionate community members, and volunteers, and we look forward to bringing you Apple news and rumors for the next 22 years. ?

Article Link: Today Marks Steve Jobs' 67th Birthday as MacRumors Turns 22
 

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Born on February 24, 1955, if Steve Jobs were alive today, he would celebrate his 67th birthday. Jobs, the co-founder and former CEO of Apple, tragically died in 2011 after his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was just 56.

Steve-Jobs-garage.jpg

Apple under Jobs unarguably changed the world, from the launch of the very first Apple computer in 1976 to the launch of the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Jobs founded and ran the company alongside Steve Wozniak in 1976 but left the company in 1985 to create NeXT. Apple acquired NeXT in 1997, at which point Jobs rejoined the company and would remain CEO until he died in 2011.

After rejoining the company, Jobs oversaw the launch of multiple product launches that propelled Apple to become one of the biggest tech companies in the world. Driven initially by the Mac and iPod, Apple became a truly global hit following the launch of the iPhone in 2007. Jobs led Apple with a culture of innovation, which the company continues to operate under today.

After he died in 2011, Tim Cook, who previously served as Apple's head of operations, became CEO. Cook has said that Jobs' thinking, unwavering perfectionism, dedication to hard work, and lust for innovation are the "foundation of Apple."
Tim-Cook-Steve-Jobs.jpg


Today also happens to be MacRumors' 22nd birthday. The site was founded on February 24, 2000, by Arnold Kim, just three years after Jobs returned to Apple. In its 22 years, MacRumors has grown right alongside Apple from what started as a side project to becoming the number one Apple news site on the internet.

Today and always, we're grateful to all of our dedicated readers, passionate community members, and volunteers, and we look forward to bringing you Apple news and rumors for the next 22 years. 🥂

Article Link: Today Marks Steve Jobs' 67th Birthday as MacRumors Turns 22
Happy Birthday MacRumors!
 
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swingerofbirch

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Apple is so careful now.

It couldn't really start as a company now the way it is. It's this big blob of inertia with honestly pretty middling operating systems.

It's big enough they can come out with a product that's not great and wait for it to get better.

Think if the first Mac hadn't been great or if the first iPod hadn't been great. Apple couldn't wait then.

Or if NeXT hadn't done something ahead of everyone else that Apple desperately needed.

Steve Jobs was like a driver of a car veering hard left and right, sometimes with great successes and sometimes crashing.

And in life he was able to recover from his crashes.

But then when it came to his health, he made an irreversible decision to not pursue traditional medicine. And he died. His death is part of how his life was. But this time he couldn't start over as he had after leaving Apple and as he did after returning to Apple. But what a life with so many reinventions in such big ways in such a short period of time.

There's no boom and bust of Apple anymore, and there hasn't been for a long time. His life was boom and busts. And that's a lot more interesting.

But that last decision. 9 months of delaying cancer surgery. He could be alive and well today.
 

AlBDamned

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Born on February 24, 1955, if Steve Jobs were alive today, he would celebrate his 67th birthday. Jobs, the co-founder and former CEO of Apple, tragically died in 2011 after his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was just 56.

Steve-Jobs-garage.jpg

Apple under Jobs unarguably changed the world, from the launch of the very first Apple computer in 1976 to the launch of the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Jobs founded and ran the company alongside Steve Wozniak in 1976 but left the company in 1985 to create NeXT. Apple acquired NeXT in 1997, at which point Jobs rejoined the company and would remain CEO until he died in 2011.

After rejoining the company, Jobs oversaw the launch of multiple product launches that propelled Apple to become one of the biggest tech companies in the world. Driven initially by the Mac and iPod, Apple became a truly global hit following the launch of the iPhone in 2007. Jobs led Apple with a culture of innovation, which the company continues to operate under today.

After he died in 2011, Tim Cook, who previously served as Apple's head of operations, became CEO. Cook has said that Jobs' thinking, unwavering perfectionism, dedication to hard work, and lust for innovation are the "foundation of Apple."
Tim-Cook-Steve-Jobs.jpg


Today also happens to be MacRumors' 22nd birthday. The site was founded on February 24, 2000, by Arnold Kim, just three years after Jobs returned to Apple. In its 22 years, MacRumors has grown right alongside Apple from what started as a side project to becoming the number one Apple news site on the internet.

Today and always, we're grateful to all of our dedicated readers, passionate community members, and volunteers, and we look forward to bringing you Apple news and rumors for the next 22 years. 🥂

Article Link: Today Marks Steve Jobs' 67th Birthday as MacRumors Turns 22


Born on February 24, 1955, if Steve Jobs were alive today, he would celebrate his 67th birthday. Jobs, the co-founder and former CEO of Apple, tragically died in 2011 after his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was just 56.

Steve-Jobs-garage.jpg

Apple under Jobs unarguably changed the world, from the launch of the very first Apple computer in 1976 to the launch of the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Jobs founded and ran the company alongside Steve Wozniak in 1976 but left the company in 1985 to create NeXT. Apple acquired NeXT in 1997, at which point Jobs rejoined the company and would remain CEO until he died in 2011.

After rejoining the company, Jobs oversaw the launch of multiple product launches that propelled Apple to become one of the biggest tech companies in the world. Driven initially by the Mac and iPod, Apple became a truly global hit following the launch of the iPhone in 2007. Jobs led Apple with a culture of innovation, which the company continues to operate under today.

After he died in 2011, Tim Cook, who previously served as Apple's head of operations, became CEO. Cook has said that Jobs' thinking, unwavering perfectionism, dedication to hard work, and lust for innovation are the "foundation of Apple."
Tim-Cook-Steve-Jobs.jpg


Today also happens to be MacRumors' 22nd birthday. The site was founded on February 24, 2000, by Arnold Kim, just three years after Jobs returned to Apple. In its 22 years, MacRumors has grown right alongside Apple from what started as a side project to becoming the number one Apple news site on the internet.

Today and always, we're grateful to all of our dedicated readers, passionate community members, and volunteers, and we look forward to bringing you Apple news and rumors for the next 22 years. 🥂

Article Link: Today Marks Steve Jobs' 67th Birthday as MacRumors Turns 22
Congrats @arn and the Macrumors crew and happy birthday to Steve Jobs. Been on the site for 18 years. Still a daily reader. :)
 

EdT

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Apple is so careful now.

It couldn't really start as a company now the way it is. It's this big blob of inertia with honestly pretty middling operating systems.

It's big enough they can come out with a product that's not great and wait for it to get better.

Think if the first Mac hadn't been great or if the first iPod hadn't been great. Apple couldn't wait then.

Or if NeXT hadn't done something ahead of everyone else that Apple desperately needed.

Steve Jobs was like a driver of a car veering hard left and right, sometimes with great successes and sometimes crashing.

And in life he was able to recover from his crashes.

But then when it came to his health, he made an irreversible decision to not pursue traditional medicine. And he died. His death is part of how his life was. But this time he couldn't start over as he had after leaving Apple and as he did after returning to Apple. But what a life with so many reinventions in such big ways in such a short period of time.

There's no boom and bust of Apple anymore, and there hasn't been for a long time. His life was boom and busts. And that's a lot more interesting.

But that last decision. 9 months of delaying cancer surgery. He could be alive and well today.
It is exceedingly rare for a company to have a visionary follow a visionary at any company. Might be a little easier if the company is still owned by a small number of like-minded people but I can’t think of an example for that type of company today. You now have stock holders and investors that want to see a quick return on investment and aren’t concerned about next quarter, let alone next year. And when those next quarters and years come about they will still expect growth, even if they don’t want to invest in unproven technology or concepts because they are still making money with minor refinements on their current products and software.

Being an innovator is risky. Being an innovator as the head of a corporation is being risky with shareholders profits. Most companies don’t want CEO’s that take big risks, because a lot of things need to go right anytime you drastically change software or a product.
 

PinkyMacGodess

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It is exceedingly rare for a company to have a visionary follow a visionary at any company. Might be a little easier if the company is still owned by a small number of like-minded people but I can’t think of an example for that type of company today. You now have stock holders and investors that want to see a quick return on investment and aren’t concerned about next quarter, let alone next year. And when those next quarters and years come about they will still expect growth, even if they don’t want to invest in unproven technology or concepts because they are still making money with minor refinements on their current products and software.

Being an innovator is risky. Being an innovator as the head of a corporation is being risky with shareholders profits. Most companies don’t want CEO’s that take big risks, because a lot of things need to go right anytime you drastically change software or a product.

Is that why generally, basic research isn't heavily funded by the government. Other countries do fund most basic research, because basic research is important, but also expensive. Spending hundreds of thousands on an idea that doesn't deliver in the end is prohibitively expensive for so many corporations, and in many industries. But some corporations take advantage of funding too, so who knows...

Being a visionary is expensive too. Thinking of the special screws in the Next machines, and all the other doodads and bits of sparkle is expensive for little value. Maybe that's more vanity than visionary. *shrug*
 

Waxhead138

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Wow....look at Tim's hair in that pic. Granted that was at least 11 years ago....but it reminds me of the before and after photos of past POTUS.
 
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EdT

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Is that why generally, basic research isn't heavily funded by the government. Other countries do fund most basic research, because basic research is important, but also expensive. Spending hundreds of thousands on an idea that doesn't deliver in the end is prohibitively expensive for so many corporations, and in many industries. But some corporations take advantage of funding too, so who knows...

Being a visionary is expensive too. Thinking of the special screws in the Next machines, and all the other doodads and bits of sparkle is expensive for little value. Maybe that's more vanity than visionary. *shrug*

There are still archives on MaxRumor that go back to the PowerPC era of Macintosh Computers. A whole lot of posts are complaints about whatever posters thought that Steve Jobs was ruining at the time. He didn’t become the perfect CEO until he retired, and now of course he is believed to have been completely infallible about products and software.
 
Happy Birthday Steve and MacRumors!

Congratulations @arn. You have definitely made a big difference in this world. Today is a big day for you. I Hope the MacRumors crew is throwing a big party ??

Thank you for everything that you do. Long live Steve! MacRumors forever. ?

More blessings, more love!

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japanime

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Imagine comments being disabled on a happy birthday post, lol.

22 years! Crazy. I still remember the web 1.0 interface where articles were about Mac tidbits and rumors.

How about a look-back at old website screenshots, MR?!! ?

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This one, from May 2000, is the oldest I could find on the Wayback Machine. (The site was actually archived as early as January 1999, but the "coming soon" graphics unfortunately weren't saved.)

https://web.archive.org/web/19990215000000*/macrumors.com
 
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