Where were you when Steve Jobs ...

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  1. SanJacinto macrumors regular

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    I think this could be a great thread. The choice what Steve did at a specific moment I leave up to you.

    Where was I when Steve Jobs ...

    ... announced the original Macintosh:
    I was right around the corner to see the light of day.

    ... resigned as CEO:
    I was just 5 min back from a great beach vacation. I was really relaxed and thought this is a great summer.
    My MacBook was stored at a friend's home and as we arrived I got the sad news. The music we had listened on that day always reminds me of this day.
    Music is a stark "storage media" for memories.

    ...died:
    This was the time when I did my diploma thesis. I got the news by short message when I was at home. "Nonetheless, you have to be productive today" was my girlfriend's message ;)

    I am eagerly looking forward to your various contributions on this thread.
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    ... announced the original Macintosh: Not born yet. :D

    ... resigned as CEO: I was at my grandma's. I called my dad when I heard the news.

    ...died: We had just come back from getting dinner. I actually didn't get to eat most of it because I had this horrible feeling in my stomach after hearing the news. Called my dad then too.
     
  3. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Where I was when SJ:

    ...announced the original Macintosh. About minus 14 years old!

    ...stepped down as CEO. On holiday in France. We had BBC News, and I heard them mentioning SJ as I was still in bed. My first thought was that he had died :(

    ...died. At home, sleeping. Woke up to read the news on my iPhone.
     
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    Where was I when Steve Jobs ...

    ... announced the original Macintosh:
    I was 12 years old. I had no idea that I would become an Apple addict.

    ... resigned as CEO:
    On holiday in the US. We were in D.C. just before walking to the White House.
    That announcement really hit me: the end was nigh.

    ...died:
    At home asleep. I woke up that morning (CET)and 3 friends and colleagues had text me about the horrific news.
     
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    1. I was less than a year old at that point.

    2. I don't remember.

    3. In a crisis at work because a ship had crashed on the same day.
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    same I think. Was it introduced in 84? if so, yea, not born

    If so
    1) not born
    2) DKDC
    3) DKDC

    Now ask me about 9/11 or the oklahoma city bombings or substantial news, I'd have a different answer;)
     
  8. bruds23 macrumors newbie

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    where was I when sj introd. the Mac

    i was 21 old jobless,did not care ,now 50 yrs old ,i love the Mac,i have ,a few of them,had windows ,they suck,love only Mac now
     
  9. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

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    Mac - Not alive
    Resigned - I don't care
    Died - I don't care

    9/11 - Elementary school classroom
    Oklahoma - I don't care
     
  10. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Wasn't born


    In my calculus class, saw it on MacRumors.

    Watching the forum spy, I was hoping that it was a 4chan trick or something when all the threads started to show up.
     
  11. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    I was 8
    I dunno
    I was asleep

    9-11: was having breakfast with my Platoon leader at Ft. Drum, NY I said “how you like to be the guy known for driving his plane into a building” October 2nd I was on a plane headed to Afghanistan.

    Oklahoma City: Doing final prep for lunch at Old Peninsula Brew Pub in Kalamazoo MI.
     
  12. turtle777 macrumors 6502a

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    1) Exploring Mars
    2) Fighting zombies
    3) Inventing time travel in 1924

    -t
     
  13. yg17 macrumors G5

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    1. Not born
    2. Don't know, don't care
    3. See above

    9/11 - at home, playing hooky from high school because I forgot to study for a test that day
    OKC - Too young to remember
     
  14. AngryGerbil macrumors 6502a

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    On deployment in the Western Pacific for the Navy.

    The other events are relatively insignificant in the scheme of things.
     
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    1. Wasn't born yet.

    2. Was enjoying the adventurous life of a one year old.

    3. I was at home when I switched on the news. Pretty much ruined my day.
     
  16. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Can't remember x3

    While I love all things Apple, these events didn't rise to the occasion of searing a day into my memory like, for example 9/11 did. Sorry.
     
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    1. Watching the super bowl :eek:
    2. At work
    3. At work
     
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    Let me guess... You lost your job as a proofreader.
     
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    ... announced the original Macintosh:
    not born yet

    ... resigned as CEO:
    I honestly can't remember

    ...died:
    At home. I got a text from a friend and didn't believe it. Went to Yahoo and saw the breaking news banner on my iPhone and took the attached screenshot.
    I turned on the TV and waited for the news to interrupt one of the primetime shows and sure enough it did.
     

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  20. SanJacinto thread starter macrumors regular

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    i4Collin, thanks for your posting, especially the screenshot is a nice piece of web-history.

    I hope this thread will stay on top for a long time.
    I know we have to look forward as Steve did, but sometimes it's nice to look back.

    Although I never met Steve, he has been an incredible influence on my life.
    Of course starting with my choice for the Macintosh as my primary and favorite computer as well as my choice of studying, what I read ... or more precisely he had a great influence on how I make my decisions in general.


    He made my life much more easier.

    This thread is dedicated to him.

    I am eagerly looking forward to further contributions on this thread.
     
  21. jcpb macrumors 6502a

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    ... announced the original Macintosh:
    I wasn't born back then.

    ... resigned as CEO:
    Playing a PC game.

    ...died:
    Sleeping.
     
  22. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    Changing "facts" to fit the "truth" in the Ministry of Truth.:) Either that or watch Superbowl XVIII.

    This was back in 1985, right? I thought he was forced out in favor of a sugar water seller. I was cleaning Room 101 in the Ministry of Love. Either that or bagging groceries to earn enough for an IBM PC.

    Lurking on MR.
     
  23. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Jobs wasn't the CEO of Apple until 2000.
     
  24. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    Nope.

     
  25. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    In school and it had little to no impact.
    Still in school and didn't care nor did it have any impact on me.
    Eating dinner.

    None of these moments had any real impact on my life.
     

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