TiPb is giving away 5 copies of the Steve Jobs biography

TiPb is giving away 5 copies of the Steve Jobs biography

It's safe to say that without Steve Jobs, TiPb wouldn't be here, and many others may not be enjoying the careers or hobbies they enjoy today, at least not in the same way. So, in honor of the upcoming release of the authorized biography of Steve Jobs, TiPb is going to give away five (5) copies, on us.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below sharing your favorite story about Steve Jobs -- your favorite quote, your favorite keynote moment, your greatest inspiration, your fondest memory.

Winners will be picked and announced, and gifts sent out for the US iBookstore edition, on Monday, October 24.

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Steve was like a real life Willy Wonka. The things he dreamed up of the world couldn't comprehend. Literally was a man before his time.

For me the best story about Steve Jobs is one where against all odds, Steve says the iPad will be a great success ... and after time proved him right. A great loss ...

My favorite memory is when Steve Jobs released the very first iPhone, that was probably by far one of, if not the best keynote Steve ever did...

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
Steve Jobs will truly be missed.

Absolutely love 'here's to the crazy ones'. I Have the whole commercial script written out with a picture of Steve Jobs on one side and a picture of Jim Henson on the other. It hangs outside my children's bedroom as a reminder to them to have the courage to be creative and change the world.

"I don't want your money. If you offer me $5 billion, I won't want it. I've got plenty of money. I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that's all I want" -Steve Jobs

“I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong... I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.”

Steve was a huge inspiration to me, I loved watching his keynotes and they influence my speeches and communication now. My favorite keynote as far as product announced goes was the first iPhone in 2007. I think a lot of people feel that way. My favorite keynote overall is a tie between the first MacBook Air and the first iPad. In both presentation you could just feel how pumped Steve was to introduce the products, and how much he loved the design of both.

In my college Student Body meeting, people keep mentioning the name of people who they admire. When I say mine is Steve Jobs, everybody was like "WOW". Thanks Steve for being such a great inspiration :)

best moment is when steve unveil the 1st iPhone with full touch screen. the feeling when watching the keynote all over again is very inspiring. steve believe on his product when everybody don't. he's awesome!!! stay hungry!! stay foolish!

My favorite Steve Jobs moment was the free case press conference. Steve instantly and publicly turned around an embarrassing moment for Apple and satisfied customers. If only every CEO would do this with their product.

best moment is when steve unveil the 1st iPhone with full touch screen. the feeling when watching the keynote all over again is very inspiring. steve believe on his product when everybody don't. he's awesome!!! stay hungry!! stay foolish!

I remember when I worked at Apple as a technician at an Apple store and had to go to the Cupertino campus for training and certification. When I was in line at Cafe Macs(their cafeteria on campus) and got my ketchup for my fries I looked up and saw Steve Jobs right in front of me and he looked up and right back down as he was putting his salad together. Of course in his normal attire, and they didnt let us talk to him since he didn't like to be singled out. I didn't mind that because it was just a wow experience to be right in front of him.

My favorite moment was when the first iPhone was introduced. It chanced my life completely. He will be missed

My favorite Steve Jobs quote, "An iPod, a phone, an internet mobile communicator... these are NOT three separate devices! And we are calling it iPhone! Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone. And here it is."
The iPhone has changed all of our lives, Steve Jobs is my hero, TiPb is my favorite blog and I will miss Steve very much. I would love a free copy of the book - thanks for offering!

I learned the most from Steve Jobs analyzing how he put together and delivered presentations. Every time I sit down to develop a talk, I replay some of Jobs' presentations and review the methods he used to do my best to emulate his amazing style. I sometimes come close, but they are never nearly as good as Steve's.

Hard to find one favorite Steve Jobs story, but the one that stays in my mind is the Stanford speech. Whenever I think about settling in life, I hear Steve reminding me to stay hungry, stay foolish. The world will be a little less awesomely great with him gone.

My favorite quote/keynote moment was when Steve said "200 apps are being downloaded every second.... Whoosh there's another 200"

Seeing the cover of the book and the old mac, I remember coming back from the states in the early 80's. I was still a toddler, so my mom was carrying me in her arms, while my dad took care of his brand new mac, his second child ;) You could say that I grew up with apple from that day on.

And no, we don't know where it will lead. We just know there's something much bigger than any of us here. -Steve Jobs

My favourite SJ line is when he met the ESPN CEO and all Steve said was: “Your phone is the dumbest f**king idea I have ever heard,” (regarding the ESPN phone) and then walked away.

best moment is when steve unveil the 1st iPhone with full touch screen. the feeling when watching the keynote all over again is very inspiring. steve believe on his product when everybody don't. he's awesome!!! stay hungry!! stay foolish!

And no, we don't know where it will lead. We just know there's something much bigger than any of us here. RIP Steve Jobs

"there are currently 200 apps being downloaded every second.... Whoosh there's another 200"
This is a quote I will always remember

I think my favorite memory of Steve was when I worked for Apple retail and worked as a technician and had to go for training / certification at the Cupertino campus. I went to lunch one day while I was there at Cafe Macs, which is their cafeteria basically, and got in line and after that went over and got ketchup for my fries. When I looked up it was Steve Jobs and I noticed he looked up at me and then looked down, and then closed the lid to the plastic holder that was holding his salad and walked out. He was of course wearing his normal black turtle neck attire and yeah it sucked we couldn't talk to him. It was great just getting to stand in his presence before he left us.
p.s. the Michael Paggi one down there is me as well...thought the post didn't go through on my iPhone..

My favorite quote definitely is him saying "I will destroy Android". Steve Jobs spent his entire life on his work, and he wasn't willing to let another company rip off his work.

My favorite moment is when Steve asked everyone to turn off their wifi devices, because FaceTime was not working the way he wanted it to. Thanks to his products, I will be starting my own business within the next few months!

I always picture Noah Wylie in Pirates of Silicon Valley when he intros Bill Gates on the big screen behind him and how that must have felt.

I got to see Steve jobs when I was attending RIT, He was very inspirational in how to make people understand what people needed and how to make it work for them. I guess I took him for granted a little at the time. I am definatly looking forward to learning more about one of the greatest minds of our time. If more people of his stature were like him the world may be a better place to live, although I don't always agree with his philosophy. Reading more about the man and where he came from may clarify some of that.

One of my favorite Steve Jobs quotes is “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”

Steve often points out the following quote from Picasso..."good artist copies but great artist steals"

The best Steve moment was a One More Thing moment. The press conference that announced the ROKR E1. The one more thing was of course the Nano.

Probably my best memory was Steve Job on stage at WWDC2011 at the intro when he was kicking things off and announced "... and today we are going to talk about software, we've got some great stuff to talk about ..... OSX Lion, iOS5 and some pretty interesting cloud stuff". I laughed at the way he said pretty interesting cloud stuff - this set of software has changed the way we use and interact with our Apple devices and will continue into the future as they get better and better.

Favorite moment is when he held the first MacBook air up on his hand. Really wish I could've met the man

The introduction of the iPad.
"If there is going to be a 3rd catergory of device, its going to have to be better at these kinds of tasks than a laptop or a smartphone, otherwise it has no reason for being. Now some people have thought, that is a netbook. The problem is netbooks arent better at anything!"
I always loved how he presented the first iPad. He could sell salt to a slug.

My favorite Steve Jobs moment is actually more of a BIll Hick's moment. One of my favorite Bill Hick's bits starts off with: "How come you never hear a positive LSD story in the news?" Yesterday in Newsday [New York newspaper] the paper ran a short piece on Jobs and actually emphasized the positive effects of LSD, quoting Jobs. Hicks was rolling in his grave, I'm sure.

My fondest memory was how he left Apple and came back to resurrect the company. Without that I would have never bought a Apple.

Steve Jobs and his amazing, visionary, magical products inspired me to pursue a career in Computer Science, so that I could try to achieve in the manner that he did. The first time I bought an Apple product, I realized that I wanted to make the way people use technology better, and started forming ideas for an amazing software that would "just work", the way that Jobs' creations do. Over the course of a couple years, religiously following Apple news blogs, his strategies, for not only creating new, and innovative products, but also for successfully running the huge company that is Apple and deciding when and how to release products and features, blew my mind, and never ceased to amaze me after every new discovery of the complexities of Apple's psychology. Steve Jobs will always be the man who inspired me to be what I want to be, and will always be remembered as the best role model for anyone who wants to change the lives of many people.

My favorite keynote moment was the introduction of the original iPhone when he announced they were introducing three revolutionary products and then did the gradual build until the audience realized, with a gasp, that it was really ONE device that functioned as all three.

I was at the 2007 Macworld (iPhone) keynote all the way in the back of the room. That was my first experience at a Steve-note and even from the back of the room the excitement was palpable. Soon after that, I got the first iPhone, discovered podcasts, found Phonedifferent.com (TiPB), moved to a Mac, and just started trying to absorb everything Apple, and I haven't looked back. Thank you Steve.

Definitely love the fact that Steve Jobs saved the Pixar and made all those movies possible. He may have had his rough moments but he gave a lot of talente people the opportunity to be brilliant!!

A genius like Steve Jobs comes along once in a lifetime. His reach began in his garage and and today is felt in homes and minds all around the world. Incredible.

My thoughts of this genius of a man go way back. I’m a 61 year old female (daily reader of this blog), I remember him ‘from the beginning’, blown away by his predictions of the future of computers (which all came true.)
I was standing in line when the first ipod Touch was released ..... I was overwhelmed with the anticipation of all it was hyped to do and I wasn’t disappointed. Macbooks, iphone, ipads .... I’ve never looked back.
Steve Jobs was describing ME when he said “A lot of times people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”
He showed me ..... and I wanted it!

Watching the first iPhone keynote changed my life. I was a Junior in high school and it has decided my career path. I'm currently one year away from receiving my master's in Information Technology.

My favorite Steve Jobs moment was during that keynote for the first iPhone. My favorite part of the keynote was when he shuffled between the three features repeating over and over saying, "an iPod, a revolutionary mobile phone, and an Internet communicator." Then, as only Steve could do he lit the crowd on fire by saying these are not three separate devices

Steve Jobs and his amazing, visionary, magical products inspired me to pursue a career in Computer Science, so that I could try to achieve in the manner that he did. The first time I bought an Apple product, I realized that I wanted to make the way people use technology better, and started forming ideas for an amazing software that would "just work", the way that Jobs' creations do. Over the course of a couple years, religiously following Apple news blogs, his strategies, for not only creating new, and innovative products, but also for successfully running the huge company that is Apple and deciding when and how to release products and features, blew my mind, and never ceased to amaze me after every new discovery of the complexities of Apple's psychology. Steve Jobs will always be the man who inspired me to be what I want to be, and will always be remembered as the best role model for anyone who wants to change the lives of many people.

My favorite memory was when Tipb recently posted the story about Steve saying the Android is grand theft. He couldn't put it any better words. Saying that he would do anything to stop Android and he will never sell out to it was the icing on the cake :) Thank you Steve for changing my life...

For me Steve Jobs, made the Smart Phone Community better just by bring "Smart Phones" to the masses. He made every company have to be better, and my android phone loves him cause of it as does my wife's Iphone and the family ipod, and me cause i use all of them. Thanks!

On my exploratory pre-moving to California trip in the early eighties I just had to make the pilgrimage to Apple's Cupertino HQs, my Apple II+’s mothership. I drove around back of the only building I could find, turned off the rental car's motor and rolled down the window, and just stared at..a building. not much, but definitely worth the trip.
I was just leaving when up pulled a big, dark Mercedes. It sped to a stop (taking up two parking spaces) and out jumped Steve. He never broke stride, climbed the external stairway two steps at a time, and disappeared into the building.

Sorry, the rest of my comment:
I had read about him, argued the merits of Apple vs. MS-DOS machines with my workmates, and used his machines, but I never thought I'd actually see him on this one-off trip to California.
It is how I'll always remember him--running, not walking, to the next level.

Two things: "Connect the dots" and his obvious love of Apple which came across at any of the presentation meetings. His loss is indiscribable.
Florian

My favorite recent story was when he went to town council to deliver the news of Apple building a new campus and headquarters. Even if he was sick, he still represented the Apple brand, by giving it his all for the company, even if he was not in the best time of his life. Steve Jobs was an amazing person, and the whole world can follow his example of integrity and dedication.

My favorite Steve Jobs moment was the announcement of the first iPhone. "An iPod, a phone, and an internet communicator."

The moment i will never forget was when steve was up on stage trying to connect the camera to a mac. The camera didn't work and he threw it with a biting comment to a team member in the first row. Quite funny to see...

I was reading the NYtimes article on him and he claimed taking ecstasy was one of the top three most influential things he did in his life. Very interesting.

‎"...you can't connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well-worn path, and that will make all the difference." -SJ

Steve Jobs and his amazing, visionary, magical products inspired me to pursue a career in Computer Science, so that I could try to achieve in the manner that he did. The first time I bought an Apple product, I realized that I wanted to make the way people use technology better, and started forming ideas for an amazing software that would "just work", the way that Jobs' creations do. Over the course of a couple years, religiously following Apple news blogs, his strategies, for not only creating new, and innovative products, but also for successfully running the huge company that is Apple and deciding when and how to release products and features, blew my mind, and never ceased to amaze me after every new discovery of the complexities of Apple's psychology. Steve Jobs will always be the man who inspired me to be what I want to be, and will always be remembered as the best role model for anyone who wants to change the lives of many people.

the best story of steve jobs is when he brought the mobileme team into his office, asked them what does mobileme do? and throw it back in their face saying "so why the freak doesn't it do that" haha

I love that he made Apple products the way that he wanted, the way that he knew how people wanted to use their electronic devices even before we did! Apple products really do "just work", and that's an amazing gift he's given us.

I was reading the NYTimes article on him and he said taking ecstasy was one of the top three most influential things he's done. Very interesting.

Don't have a fravior moment or quote as there are just so many to select from. There are good ones and really memorable ones and some that are not as memorable! But since my iphone 3G, I did not look back ... much :)
I've stopped ready all the tipbits leaks from his biography as I am looking forward to reading it from the beginning in order; to get to know him as he discovers himself or vindicates himself (as he may have known who he was from the start). It will be a very nice read even if he is not the person that I imagined to be.

I'd have to say that my favourite story about Steve Jobs would have to be a keynote moment. Amongst many I'd have to choose the time where he said in September 2008 at the 'Let's Rock' keynote that "reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated" after Bloomberg accidentally published his obituary. Now more poignant than ever.
Steve Jobs changed our world and thus can never be forgotten.

When i was a kid, i always felt cheated when my dad used to tell me about Einstein since i wasn't born during his time. So i'm just grateful i was alive during the live and times of Steve Jobs, at least when i have kids, i'll have some interesting things to tell them..... "I want to put a ding in the universe"

"...So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."

Sorry, the rest of my comment:
I had read about him, argued the merits of Apple vs. MS-DOS machines with my workmates, and used his machines, but I never thought I'd actually see him on this one-off trip to California.
It is how I'll always remember him--running, not walking, to the next level.

"I skate to where the puck is going, not to where the puck has been"
Although this may be a Gretzky quote, Jobs utilized it do flawlessly and was devoted to keeping Apple as far ahead from the competition as possible. Steve was a revolutionary and a true idol of mine. I can only hope to appreciate my life and love my work half as much as he did.
"Stay hungry, stay foolish."

“I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong … I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this”

Steve Jobs was a true visionary; he saw what the world would be like before the world did. He truly was one of those few people that have only come once in a while. He changed the way we use computers, cellphones, MP3 players, and much more; but most importantly, he changed the way people interact with these devices in everyday life. I sure that a lot of people will miss him, and much more will lament his death, including me. I was one of those people whom Steve Jobs inspired. He inspired me to study computer science, so I can too make a difference in our future, much like Steve (and Apple) did. I hope that we can now see that people like him are the ones that matter the most, the ones who change the world in a way we've never seen, the people who will be remembered for who they were and what they did to shape out future.

My favorite memory or moment from the life of Steve Jos is when he was kicked out of Apple and he refused to just go away and be quite. He started Next. Then they begged him to come back and he got millions by selling Next to Apple as part of his return! Genius! He came back and took Apple into the future as a Digital Lion! Get it? Lion!

Favorite quote from Steve: "stay foolish, stay hungry"..
Steve encourages us not to live in someone's dogma.
For me, this means also we should not live in Steve's dogma.
Steve has proven he follows his heart and makes his dream come true, by becoming himself.
I will remember Steve by not becoming Steve, but becoming myself, as he always suggested.
Steve, we always admire your passion come true.

My fondest Steve Jobs moment will always be the thrashing he gave the mobile me team. "what does Mobile Me do?" "Well, why the F doesn't it do that?"

The best Jobs story for me was at his Stanford's commencement. He said: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." this made me change completely the way I live my life.

Favourite moment might well be the iPhone intro, watching Jobs wait for the audience to get on the same page as him with the phone, breakthrough internet device, etc lines.

My favorite moment was the iPhone launch. I'd been saying for years that there needed to be a phone that could hold my music and my PDA functions, and Steve made it happen!
RIP Steve

My favorite Steve Jobs moment was when he was trying to convince John Sculley to leave PepsiCo and come run Apple, and he asked, "Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life or do you want to come with me and change the world?"
That was a classic "Steve" moment that showed his confidence in his ideas and thoughts.

This was a huge loss, I like Job's quote, "A lot of times people don't know what they want until you show it to them." He proved this time and time again!

I remember when he introduced iPad. I was one of the people who mocked it all the way to iTampons. I thought iPad was a clone of iPhone with bigger screen & stupid name. Well, turned out Steve was right. iPad is revolutionary device. It was my best gadget purchase ever.

Loved that Steve Jobs had a disdain for people who put profits first. Imagine what the world would be like today if we could get the hurdle of money out of the way...

I was at the Apple building in Atlanta watching a live stream of the keynote where Steve Jobs introduced the original MacBook, the first major commercial product with wifi. He talked through all the specs with it sitting on a pedestal. Then, for the "one more thing," he picked it up and showed that it wasn't plugged in. Waved a hula hoop around it to prove it. Yet another world-changing technology introduced by Steve.

My favorite quote of him was saying he was going to destroy Android. That pretty much sums SJ up. He was quite frankly brutally honest and was a straight shooter. Gone too soon. Will look forward to reading this biography.

I loved it when Steve Jobs had his Keynote introducing the iPhone! He said it was going to change everything, and it did!

My fondest memory(s) were the times that during keynotes he would just look at the product and say "wow, isn't that great". You could tell it wasn't the product he was hocking, but rather sharing the experience that the next "i" thing was going to allow.
He is sorely lost and I just hope that apple keeps moving in the fmdirextion of

Sorry tweet it messed up the end of my post. Hope apple keeps moving in the direction that Steve set them in.

I have to say my fav quote has to be the following:
"I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this."

For me one of Steve's all time fav quote is, "Connecting the Dots". In my life, from where I stand now, when I look back, everything was just like connecting the dots and everything went fine. Or simply, "it just worked"

He simply knew what the people wanted and provided it. Phones, computers and synergy wouldn't be the same today if e weren't around. RIP Jobs

I loved his keynote presentations. The way he could capture an audience, and "one more thing." RIP

I love it when Steve got upset during keynote with all the MiFi's were on and he scolded those on attendance to shut them down. When he came back I thought for sure he had some magic switch that qua going to turn them all off...

What I think was a great insight is when he recognized in his speach that sometimes you can't just join the dots but you should continue to believe it will, some how it will. And we have been seeing it a lot in science, like it was in the penocillim discover.

Steve Jobs has inspired me in many ways, but I will always remember something he said at the Stanford commencement speech: "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.” When I first watched Steve give that speech, I was determined to work harder. I tried to do better in school and just life in general. Whenever I am having trouble with something, I watch his Stanford speech.
Steve Jobs will be remembered as the greatest visionary the world has seen, and his genius will forever inspire innovaters in the centuries to come. Even though most of us have never personally known him, we will all miss Steve. Whether we love or hate him and his company, there is no denying that he has changed the world with his vision. In more ways than one, he has made my life better. For that, I thank you, Steve.

The first computer I ever touched was an Apple IIe in high school... That was back in the early 80s. Now my wife, myself, and two of my children are iPhone owners. My younger son just got his first job and as soon as his contract is up for renewal he wants an iPhone 4. What an amazing impact this man has had on the world!

Favorite quote, ""My sex life is pretty good these days, Walt. How's yours?"
-- Jobs's response to a question from Walt Mossberg about how Jobs feels about Google and if he feels "betrayed." (June, 2010)"

I admire Steve Jobs genius as a visionary, businessman and his passion for pursuing what he LOVES. You will be forever remembered.

Favorite quote: "My sex life is pretty good these days, Walt. How's yours?"
Steve Jobs's response to a question from Walt Mossberg about how Jobs feels about Google and if he feels "betrayed." (June, 2010)

I love when Steve showed up at the iPad 2 launch when nobody thought he would show...everyone went crazy!

“Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Steve revolutionized my life with the products he created. His motto of think different has allowed me to do things differently.

It's hard to think of a single moment that defines my fondest memory of Steve Jobs. I would have to say that my fondest memories of him were every single time he got up on stage to deliver a keynote. He was just always so inspirational to me in not only the words he spoke but in the way he spoke his words. He had this quiet confidence about himself, not to mention a very soothing voice. It's hard to describe. I just always loved hearing him speak. And he was an amazing visionary. I miss him very much. :(

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life" - Steve Jobs
I see this man as a true legend. I am only 18 and do not know exactly what apple was like before Steve turned it into what it is today, but I know that it is something great. His humble appearance and modest nature can teach many people a lot of things. He was a true visionary. I would make it a point in the future, when I run a company of my own, to instill the discipline that he incorporated into Apple. By the way, I love his classic keynote clothes, and that one time where he told everyone to get off the wifi, classic ! :) RIP Steve

I remember when I bought my son, he was 8 year old back then, his own music player and it was the 1st gen iPod Touch. The first thing he said after learning he could swipe thru the screen was, "Now that's what you call Awesome!". From then on, Apple changed the way I see technology. :)

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." ~ Steve Jobs
R.I.P Steve Jobs

"We’re gambling on our vision, and we would rather do that than make “me, too” products. Let some other companies do that. For us, it’s always the next dream."
-Steve Jobs

My greatest inspiration from steve was seeing the very first iPhone and knowing great things were to come. He revolutionized the world!

"Today, we are introducing three revolutionary products. The first is a wide-screen iPod with touch controls. The second is a revolutionary new mobile phone. And the third is a breakthrough Internet communications device." Jobs continues to build tension. He repeats the three devices several times then says, "Are you getting it? These are not three separate devices. This is one device…today Apple is going to reinvent the phone!"

I think for many of us who weren't lucky enough to meet Steve in person were still deeply saddened to hear about his passing because we some how knew this man had more influence on our lives than perhaps most people we actually had met. You could find his nuggets of wisdom either from his keynotes or his very few interviews he gave over the years. Though, perhaps a more obvious choice would be his commencement speech at Stanford. You could easily apply those sayings to your own life, but I find myself having so many favorite quotes that I couldn't pick just one.
I think I'd like to pick his great passion for all things in life, whether it was in the technology field with Apple or the movie business with Pixar ... he carved out and helped to advance both fields so that one day perhaps it could push us forward in our own lives. I remember watching him sit down at a D Conference with Bill Gates and talk about loving what you do and that it is the only way to excel in your personal and private life -- and for me that couldn't be more true. There is that great photo of Steve resting his had on his wife's forehead that reminds me that past all his quirks and relentlessness in the business side of things, he still managed to have that alone time ... everything in the photo seems to be out of focus, and I'm sure to Steve everything else was out of focus, the world had slowed down and it was just the two of them alone in a room.
I'll miss steve greatly, and I say this having never actually met the man but I know death won't bring an end to his influence on my life ... Apple will continue to make great products, and I'll hopefully continue to use those products to make what I create better. Here's to the crazy one!

If the book is anything like his speech at Stanford, I think I and many others will view life a little bit differently.

I took public speaking class a couple of years ago where my professor said if you don't follow the rules of speaking you will not impact your audience and they will not connect with what your saying. I quickly spoke up and said that's not true at all. I know of one that does. He said you prove this to the rest of the class and you get an A. So the next class I brought in my laptop and hooked it up to the projector and showed Steve Jobs commencement speech. In it he often reads off a paper. Looks around and fidgets with his hands. After I closed my MacBook. I looked up to see all 13 class members clapping. I got my A that day. And Steve made his way to more hearts.

Never knew the man personally, of course, but I did some work at an Apple retail store back in the late 80s / early 90s as a repair tech. Circled back around with them as part of secondary education / student sales at Northern Illinois University as well in the mid 90s. Amazing at how such a "small" company stuck it around and really has changed the face of consumer electronics permanently. Think what you will of him, but the company just can't be the same without him.

Favorite keynote saying "One More Thing" and his Stanford speech is one of the best speeches I have ever heard Stay Hungry Stay Foolish.

My favorite Steve Jobs quite is: "Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains." (or win a book) :)

He was a person with original ideas about what the future will or could be like, a.k.a. a true visionary. My Favorite keynote would be WWDC10 because, the ideas, unveiling of the iPhone4 was amazing & that was also my first iPhone. I will always remember to "Think Different" R.I.P. Steve Jobs. Thank You!!!!

I remember when I was in Grade 11 and reasoned myself to pay $450 for an mp3 player. There's absolutely no sarcasm in that statement.
Thanks Steve.

I would like a copy to learn the story of what made up this man that enabled success when it appeared that failure was certain

I remember going to look at the very first Macintosh computer at Macy's department store in San Mateo, CA. I wasn't impressed with the tiny black & white screen, but knew it was a game changer in the world of personal computers. Steve had vision.

Waiting in line to purchase an iPhone. Only Apple fans ans iPhone users understand what an experience that is!

I like how he was so minimal and would come out with the turtleneck and jeans and sneakers and be so excited about the new product he was showing and even when there was a technical glitch he made light of it and continued on.
Not only was he a great visionary he was an eloquent speaker and communicator!

I remember the first computer I bought in college,a Macintosh Se, in all its black and white glory. I remember many late nights hacking out essays with my bud then running to kinkos to print them out in the middle of the night.

I can't believe that it took this many years for me to realize it, but as I sat to write this comment, I discovered that it was because of Steve that I found my girlfriend of 3 years.
I met her on Halloween a few years back and that year my reverence of Steve had reached its peak. I decided that I would dress up in his classic turtle neck sweater/jeans, and when I came to work (yes we were allowed to dress up), one of the customer's walked up to me and said, "How are you doing Steve?"
If it was not for my infatuation with one of the world's foremost geniuses and his unmistakable wardrobe, my girlfriend and I would never have exchanged words. You call it the butterfly effect, I call it the Steve effect.

Steve's entire Stanford commencemnt address is just beautiful. When I first heard it I honestly thought he was on the verge of death then. It sounded to me like he had really done some soul searching and may be ready to go. Little did I know that my Mom, who was my best friend, would pass away only a few months later.
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life."

The Keynotes were always fun for us. My boyfriend, who is a computer scientist, always got inspiration from Steve Jobs. For keynotes, we would get a whole spread of food and watch after work. Afterward, we would talk about our business and life, those were great talks. It was a sad day here when he died.

Just finished watching his interview at D8, and listened to every word he said with great interest.
Amazing man, he was.

I was fortunate to meet Steve while he was at NeXT, at a Sales presentation. As imposing as he was then, he took time to make sure he knew what my company was going to use the machines for, before he would ask his Sales staff to quote them. I thought his comment of 'Some lessons just cost more than others.' rang true then, and I frequently use it to this day. Thanks for the insight, Steve !

I remember using one of my first computers, a Mac SE. It was one of the coolest pieces of technology I ha ever played with, next to my Atari 2600.

I remember one of the first computers I ever played with was the Mac SE. It was the coolest piece of technology, next to my Atari 2600.

Steve Jobs is a genius and an inspiration for me because he created a product that changed how we interact with our media forever.

Best memory was when Microsoft improved upon everything he did with the early Macs, then he returned to take the OS experience to the next level - and Microsoft has been playing catch up ever since, on multiple fronts. RIP.

It's unbelievable how this man was able to hide the severity of his affliction from the general public. I am not sure if his gaunt appearance at his keynotes was brushed off because we believed him when he reassured us he was healthy or because we could not face the obvious truth that was in front of us all along.

The second thing my not yet two year old looks for when she wakes up is "her" iPad... she has become quite adept at navigating "her" iPad as well mine and her mom's iPhones. She even knows where the Apple Store is at our mall. We have Steve Jobs to thank for that!

My favorite or most influencing moment is Job Stanford address where he speaks about death and how it influenced him to live life to it's fullest. I've taken it to heart and no longer postpone new adventures. laast week it was a helicopter ride.

His life inspired me to push myself to the limit while pioritizing family and friends. I would love to learn even more about the man who ment so much to so many.

My first experience with a computer was an apple IIc. Today I am in IT because of that experience. Since then I have been a follower of Steve and trust Apple and Pixar continue his legacy.

The days Steve died I watched a client at my studio who's deaf use an iPhone to make a phone call using face-time and sign language.
That moment is just one of many that makes me think think about how Steve took the unimaginable and turned it into not just a want but and expectation and afterthought.
Amazing.

I like the time he came on stage riding a bear and said, "Looks what I got bitches!" and then released the first iPad.

I libre my iPhone and iPad as much as te next person, bit for me the greatest thing Steve Jobs ever did was Pixar. I love Toy Story. I hope to show it to my kids someday.

The Standing Ovation Steve Jobs was Given in Sept. 09. Steve Jobs first keynote speech after his Liver Transplant !!! A get tribute to the Man KNOWN as the FACE of APPLE and ALWAYS WILL BE KNOWN AS THE FACE OF APPLE.
RIP STEVE JOBS !!!!

He inspired me to push myself to the limit while still prioritizing my family and friends. It would be great to learn more about the man who ment so much to so many.

Changing companies from underdogs to champions, namely Pixar and Apple. That's the greatest inspiration. That's no easy feat, but Steve Jobs made it seem effortless.

I loved the moment when he announced the original iPhone. People knew that an Apple phone was coming, and most people thought it would be nothing more than an iPod with phone capabilities. No one foresaw the awesomeness of the iPhone OS. When Jobs announced it, he played into this. "A phone, a widescreen iPod, and an Internet communicator." Not three different devices, but a single device. Brilliant way to blow our minds, and no one saw it coming.

As a newbie to mac and I got my 1st iPhone (4s) I kick myself for not getting on the bandwagon sooner. Some people said that mac was too hard,and I actually listened. :O I love my iPhone!!!! I've had android.....bigger isn't always better(screen). I'm gonna miss Mr. Jobs' new innovations,but hopefully others will continue the legacy! :o)

Microsoft and Google "just don't get it"
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“Hewlett and Packard built a great company, and they thought they had left it in good hands,’’ Jobs told Isaacson. “But now it’s being dismembered and destroyed.’’ “I hope I’ve left a stronger legacy so that will never happen at Apple,’’ he added.

I loved his ability to put pride aside when he had to, like he did when Microsoft invested in Apple in the late 90's. I love that he said, "For Apple to win, Microsoft does not have to lose." of course now I'm hoping that's exactly what happens, but he really did what he had to do to make Apple great again. Here's to the crazy ones!

Saw steve at a Macworld looking at the booths, He stopped at one selling/showing watches spoke to the people and the booth, I then heard him say that he did not like the the watches in the booth and he wanted the whole thing gone. He did not raise his voice once but was very adamant even with all the whispering in his ear the he did not like the watches and wanted the booth closed. I saw what I think is classic Steve that day.

“It’s a testament to how far we’ve come, isn’t it? That there are 570 Wi-Fi base stations in this room.” Haha that might have something to do with it! Love it!

“It’s a testament to how far we’ve come, isn’t it? That there are 570 Wi-Fi base stations in this room.” Haha that might have something to do with it! Love it!

I was on a trip to the Daytona 500 in 2007. My friend had recently gotten his first Mac... A black MacBook. I was very much a Windows person. But I borrowed is MacBook for 5 minutes to check my e-mail, and absolutely fell in love! I went to the Apple Store as soon as we got ome from our trip and bought one. Pretty soon iPods, iPhones,and iPads were added to my collection. I've never looked back!

Steve Jobs effectively changed the way I work. He has allowed me to use all his creations to change my life and hopefully continue to do so. Thank you Steve. I would very much love to learn about the man in the autobiography.

"The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to link it into a nationwide communications network. We're just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people--as remarkable as the telephone." Steve Jobs

The idea is like a beautiful cake, but the frosting looks like dog s*#t. "make it better and smaller". Steve Jobs referring to one of his employee's ideas.

My favorite Jobs moment is when he was at Stafford giving a speech to the grads. My fav quote is "And sense Windows copied Mac, its possible PC's would never have good font." I thought that was funny!

This quote is my favourite Steve Jobs memory. I use it as my corporate email signature, and I did the day I got the account in late August - before Steve even died.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
~Steve Jobs
I use it because it reminds us to be ourselves, and not be affected by others' thinking. Especially in our society, this can be very difficult, but these words from Steve can help us to remember to not let our inner voices be drowned out, and that we might always follow our hearts.

I'm a teacher and have the Think Different posters in my classroom as a daily inspiration to my high school students to do what Steve Jobs did.

Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

Favorite keynote moment when he did the first slide to unlock in the iPhone introduction keynote and the crowd was amazed. Something we've done thousands of times seemed so cool and amazing at that moment.

Steve Jobs has put a dent in the world. I don't think anyone knew how much of a genius he was until he was gone. His contributions will live on forever. I am sure he is up in heaven teaching god a few things:)

Although I knew he was "Apple" I felt more drawn to him as a person than as a company. Like Steve, I was adopted and also knew who my biological parents were. Most of the time you see movies or news stories on families reconnecting and living happily ever after. For many of us there is more of an emotional "disconnect" than the connection portrayed in movies. Life experiiences such as this always plays a part in the person you become.

I remember the magic of using an Apple ][ for the first time, knowing it had been built by a couple of guys who started in a garage.

My favorite Keynote WAS the iPhone 4. Just as you thought he was done, he had you waiting on pins & needles to show off the front facing camera. I just remember him saying " We have.....just one more thing to show you..." sits down on the couch makes a call and then his genius at its best, shows off FaceTime. That was an amazing moment all because we knew it was comin but the delivery and the way the app was designed and the commercial ads that followed it. Truly will miss Steve and his keynotes.

I admire Steve because I think that in a world of cowards, he had the character to stand up to those who demanded a product of less quality. He knew what was best and stuck to it.

“Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works. The design of the Mac wasn’t what it looked like, although that was part of it. Primarily, it was how it worked. To design something really well, you have to get it. You have to really grok what it’s all about. It takes a passionate commitment to really thoroughly understand something, chew it up, not just quickly swallow it. Most people don’t take the time to do that.

10 years ago I remember listening to my CD player, and all of a sudden this great new device was popping up called the iPod. I was mesmerized. I had to have one. I mean yeah MP3 players were starting to pick up but there was just something about the "iPod" that was just so appealing. And now 10 years later I am sitting here listening to the built in iPod on my iPhone writing this. He revolutionized the way I live my life. You really don't know how much you will miss someone until they are gone. "And one more thing" You will be missed. Rest In Peace Steve.

Steve was one of my inspirations, he can take something that is stale and everyone forgot and reinvent it in to something new. That's a talent that only few share. Shame we coluldnt see how he would re-invent school textbooks.

My fondest memory is when I was one of those "Apple" haters and how I would always down play IOS on the iPhones. I think this was due to the lack of hands on experience as well as budget constrains at the time frame.
Upon receiving an iPhone 3GS MY POINT OF VIEW OF THINGS DRAMATICALLY CHANGED! Since then I am been an iPhone and iPad user

"My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other's kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That's how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they're done by a team of people." 
Steve Jobs

My greatest keynote was the announcemment of the iPhone. Tha anticipation of how this phone would jchange the whole idea of a cell phone. The iPhone defined what a smartphone was supposed to be and do. That was when I truly begin to believe in the technology and the brand of apple.
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I love the audience reaction to the introduction of the first iPhone. The cheers, oohs and aahs when features like pinch to zoom were demoed by SJ. Classic.
Thanks, TiPb, for the rockin' giveaway!!!

My most fondest memory would have to be the day I was finally able to get the iPhone. It was the 1st gen. I remember seeing the keynote and was so excited to get the iPhone. Steve made me NEED this phone. I would go to AT&T almost everday just to go play with the iPhone, falling in love each time. Then, after saving up two paychecks, I was able to go buy it. I walked into AT&T and asked if I could buy the 12 gig off-contract iPhone. The rep told me that it was going to be expensive, I told him I already knew and that I just want it now. People around the store looked at me like "Look at this young guy buying that new iPhone...at full retail at that." I felt good walking out of that store. I got home and turned it on, marveling at the glittering slider. I hooked it up to the computer and activated it. I was the coolest kid on my block, and at my job haha.
Steve, thanks for your innovations and quality products. You sparked competition and innovation in the hearts and minds of many, helping to create better, faster technology. Although you're gone, your company will push further with the leadership that you helped create. Thanks.

I'll always remember how much I hated the iPod. Then somehow I got a 1st gen iPod touch and loved it instantly. I am now an Apple fan. Steve Jobs vision of what he thought personal computing should be created and infuenced the fantastic gadgets we love today.

I think the thing that sticks out the most was during the Keynote for the ipad, Steve Jobs was trying to show off how great the web browsing was on the iPad but couldn't get a connection. He joked that it was because too many people in the audience were on the wifi network and it was causing speeds to slow to a crawl. that moment made me laugh out loud. Ever since then I always watched all of the Keynotes with Steve Jobs. I couldn't miss one. They were always not just informative but very entertaining. Steve was very carismatic and had a way of making things very interesting. The most recent Keynote with Tim Cook was definitely not the same sans Steve Jobs. He will surely be missed from all of the future presentations.
RIP Steve
Its because of you that I always "think different"

"We've never worried about numbers. In the market place, Apple is trying to focus the spotlight on products, because products really make a difference. [...] Ad campaigns are necessary for competition; IBM's ads are everywhere. But good PR educates people; that's all it is. You can't con people in this business. The products speak for themselves."
Steve Jobs -- Playboy interview, 1985

Best moment
1) Steve Jobs and his 2005 speech at Stanford.
2) the keynote of the announcemment of the iPhone and how would change cell phone.

I would say the iPhone keynote address was the greatest moment. The anticipation of a phone that would change the whole mobile technology was amazing. How he mentioned the iPhone would take organization 5 years to catch up and still there are many companies that have not to this date. The iPhone was revolutionary, it show what a smartphone was supposed to do and be. This changed and saved lives for many people with the advancement of technology. People were able to create diet plans, check blood sugar, the blind and death were able to communicate in ways like never before. R. I. P. Steve Jobs

My best memory was when the original iPhone was released. The hype of the phone got my emotions going. I was in my last year of college and gave up almost all my money for a phone. This phone changed the world and my life. Thank You Steve Jobs!

I like his use of powerpoint, usually just one image and a simple phrase, not like most people whose presentations are as boring as their vacation slides.

First time really learning about Apple was using an iPod touch and I remember being in utter disbelief at the touch screen. Since then I've been hooked and Steve has completely changed my life and view of technology. He really did change the world.

I remember back when I was in the 7th grade the iPod Mini came out. I asked for one for Christmas and I got a Gold iPod Mini (I still have it along with my U2 iPod). From then on music has been an insanely huge part of my life.

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