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[Poll #1784647]

Good. Thank you. Now we can all get on with our day without any more Diana-ising, can't we?

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Date: 2011-10-06 09:43 am (UTC)

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Date: 2011-10-06 10:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nmg.livejournal.com
Well, I haven't seen any wailing and beating of breasts, but that could just be because we Apple nerds are more likely to be tugging our goatees.

Still, gives me a chance to use my sad mac icon.

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Date: 2011-10-06 10:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-siobhan.livejournal.com
LOL at 'Dianaising'.

In other news I bought a Lady Diane jigsaw the other day - am going to make some pieces into tasteful/less pieces of jewellery.

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Date: 2011-10-06 10:11 am (UTC)

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Date: 2011-10-06 10:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nmg.livejournal.com
I stand corrected - I've just seen my first "I can't stop crying".

On the plus side (sort of), my aunt's obit in today's Grauniad was almost 20% the size of Jobs'.

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Date: 2011-10-06 10:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inbetween-girl.livejournal.com
Condolences, she sounds an impressive lady.

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Date: 2011-10-06 12:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jozafeen.livejournal.com
I'm sorry for your loss - she sounds like an incredible and inspiring person.

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Date: 2011-10-06 10:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puritypersimmon.livejournal.com
I've not noticed any Diana-ising - probably because I'm not bothering to look at the relevant media. But he did found a company and produce covetable items that have been bought - and fetishised, admittedly - by millions. He had technical and marketing savvy, and admirable imaginative scope. All qualities that the vapid blonde with the sad cow eyes seems to have been distinctly lacking...

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Date: 2011-10-06 10:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inbetween-girl.livejournal.com
Diana-ising.

Fair point about their collective contributions to the world.

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Date: 2011-10-06 10:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarah-mum.livejournal.com
In the words of the late Dick Emery "oh you are awful, but I like you"

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Date: 2011-10-06 11:08 am (UTC)
ext_83784: Me at Wasteland, Amsterdam - April 2009 (Seriously WTF?)
From: [identity profile] strangelover.livejournal.com
My BIL's comment of "I'm surprised at my genuine sadness." This from a man who spent his summers listening to Jobs' keynote speeches - on repeat! - and designed his flat around his Mac.

I still don't want an iPhone.

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Date: 2011-10-06 11:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tvor.livejournal.com
It is sad in that he was so young. And yes, quite a major contribution to technology. But i was more moved when i was reminded that George Carlin (stand up comedian) had died... though that was a few years ago, but i had forgotten.

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Date: 2011-10-06 03:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inbetween-girl.livejournal.com
I think it's sad when anyone dies so young, and I have no doubt that some people are genuinely upset by it, even if they didn't know him personally. I found the death of Elisabeth Sladen earlier this year really quite upsetting. I don't want to mock real grief but I do find a lot of the public outpourings a bit insincere and unnecessary.

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Date: 2011-10-06 12:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nils.livejournal.com
I was going to say "as a long time Apple user", but then I realised that makes me sound like some kind of junkie...

Anyway. I've been using, and enjoying using, Apple products (computers, music players, phones) for more than half my life. So yes, it does make me sad.

Steve's impact on technology, and thus on the world at large, has been formidable. Much more so than many lauded celebrities.

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Date: 2011-10-06 03:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inbetween-girl.livejournal.com
See comment to [livejournal.com profile] tvor.

He made a lot of people happy doing something he was good at. You could argue the same about most of the so-called celebrities, I suppose.

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Date: 2011-10-06 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ideealisme.livejournal.com
Thank you. I am sorry he died before his time and may he rest in peace - but the hysteria on twitter and all the other media is getting bloody ridiculous.
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