Thanks Steveon October 6, 2011 at 12:01 am
So I’m sure everybody and their grandmother has done a comic about Steve Jobs death today or is going to for friday… I debated doing this comic but you know what… I am ARG wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Steve Jobs influence in Technology. See every comic is written on My iPhone. I can pretty much guarantee that any of your favorite strips were written when I was out and about somewhere and needed something to write the idea down. My Iphone became that notebook. Better than any moleskin or sketch book more ideas are contained in my iPhone than anything. Next to this Laptop I create the strips on it’s the second most important tool in making all of this possible. So yeah thanks Steve, for that.
Plus the dude Helped make PIXAR… WHO THE FUCK HATES PIXAR?
Nobody that’s who.
and if you do… well… you’re nobody…
What is a shame though is that Steve Jobs decided to treat his cancer with a special diet and other Treatments on the advice of a Naturopath… A lesson we can all learn. But regardless of that, the man was smart and a inspiration in The field of tech.
In happier news. HOLY FUCK GUYS??? Just yesterday I asked you guys to help break me into the top 200 on Topwebcomics.com and we did it. All thanks to you guys. I want to keep this momentum up. If we can get I am ARG to break into the double digits at least once this month, I’ll get you guys some wallpapers. Gallons of em. Sooo… If you’ve got two clicks of a mouse to spare today throw em towards one of the voting sites on the side. and Thanks.
I am genuinely sad that Steve Jobs is gone. He is responsible for creating and furthering the technology that we all know and love today, and I am sad for what could have been had he had his cancer treated earlier. Mad props Mr. Jobs. Mad props.
It’s true, that if he had gotten proper treatment earlier his death may be avoided. But, and i think many people will, rather remember his awesome innovation rather than his one mistake. mad props indeed.
I can’t believe you made a comic in the last 4 hours; that’s pretty impressive honestly. In other news, I fucking love Pixar. I’ll man up and say that I teared up in the first 15 minutes of UP. Toy Story 3? I haven’t felt feelings like that since I saw that movie.
Yeah I actually had another comic done and ready to go at 8pm tonight and then around 9 or so I did this one up in honour. I debated doing it… really did… but felt it was worth it.
He was a hero
Haha, great strip (even if I am part of the Android master race) but Pixar? No competition there. What a guy.
Plus, that is impressive breaking the 200 barrier in A DAY. That place is never consistent with me. Good luck getting into doubles!
Lol regardless of platform choice jobs did help create innovations used on your android phone, just by pure market desire alone… That’s pretty powerful. And thanks dude, it’s amazing to see what two clicks from people can amount to in a large group.
He died from the lame iPhone 5 fail.
you sir! are an asshole.
Lol I know lewicki IRL, he’s just kiddin around. He loves jobs just as much as the rest of us.
truthfully, i never cared for the products. but as a person, he was amazing and he furthered technology so much in such a short time, and thats something to respect. its a shame about his death. and like you said, he helped make pixar, and thats just amazing alltogether by itself. RIP Steve.
Yeah, I’m a pc guy through and through, but I love my iPhone, I love pixar and I love what jobs did. Lost him too soon.
Is Jobs now a snake demon or something?
What? Mac has no games? Crap, going to have to tell my mate I can’t play Portal 2 with him anymore.
Lol yeah it’s such a dated and ineffective insult what with steam fur mac and such out.
Why must the good die young? He had so much more he could do for us.
Most likely yeah, it’s s shame he didn’t treat his cancer sooner…
He was a dick as a person, but the things he did for the tech world (like seeing the usefulness of a pointer-driven interface, huzzah!) are used by everyone who’s ever touched a computer, or close enough for horseshoes and hand grenades.
besides, pancreatic cancer is a terrible way to go. I wouldn’t wish things like that on my worst enemy.
I don’t recall him actually creating anything, but as far as capitalist assholes go, at least he was one of the most useful.
Yeah he may have not been there all the time to actually physically create everything he’s credited with but he does own the patents on a lot of the products apple uses. And yeah as far as capitalist assholes go… He was pretty damn useful.
In my head, when I go on the internet, it’s always “Time to read Andrew Reginald Gregoire,” because that’s what I imagine ARG to stand for.
I think I used an iPad once. It was pretty cool. It’s a bummer I didn’t get to see more for Jobs’ work before he died.
The “R” in ARG stands for “Richard” but Reginald is still pretty epic.
Sorry, Reggie, you’re not changin’ my mind.
No!!! Again I say, “NO!!!” He has not died. Wherever dreams reside in a garage, wherever a young mind postulates, “If I repurposed this for that…”, wherever “Can’t” is translated as “can-do”… this man lives, in spirit. Even if I don’t like Apple products, I’d be foolish to deny that Steve Jobs was a pretty cool dude.
Amen brother, like I said I’m a pc guy but his innovation transcended computer platform.
not an apple fan but still never nice to hear someone died.
now im of to invent a flying car that works on teen angst!
I really enjoyed today’s comic. Nice!
yah, I’ve seen people talking about his passing a lot lately.
hate me all you want, but I had no idea who he was until I looked him up after the second time I heard about it.
Very nice. I like it. I’m an IT, in my world we have one rule — Power. The more powerful the machine, the more powerful the task you can perform. Apple computers are among the most powerful machines on the market spec-wise. I’ve always used PCs, but only because I sadly cannot afford a Mac u.u Macs are very small targets for viruses and other malicious software, and can be very secure from installing a basic firewall or antiviral. They’re sleek, usually have rather well designed cases, come with very nice processors and video cards, and generally are considered more powerful machines. If I had the money, I’d buy a Mac a thousand times over before I bought or build another PC. R.I.P. Steve Jobs, CEO and Founder of Apple, Inc. and innovator of Macintosh Computer Systems. Carry on my wayward son.
Every time I see a Steve Jobs death joke a little bit more of my faith in humanity withers away.
Don’t get me wrong, I think Steve is a great guy, and had tons of good ideas, but I’m just tired of getting updates about him bein’ dead ‘n stuff on my phone….
I do enjoy this comic. I especially like the line “Thanks for the wicked phone Steve”. Classic.
A worthy tribute.
Never used a Mac, or the iPhone iPad etc. However like you said you DOESN”T like Pixar??? My fave movies ever made and they always make me smile. Besides I’m sure there’s something somewhere I use or love he had a part in either making it or making something that made it possible. He fought bravely and was strong up until the end. A great man through and through and to be honest I love this comic the most from all the ones done. It made me smile and think at the same time 😀
I just want you to know that I have a friend who worked for Mr. Jobs who will say absolutely nothing good about the man. Luckily he was able to get a better job working for another company, but Steve Jobs was a tyrant and a sociopath.
Imo, the best thing about the iPhone was causing the Droid to enter the market.
Dennis Ritchie died days after jobs and no one said a word despite the fact that he was instrumental in the creation of the C programming language and Unix. The only reason such a big deal is being made about this isn’t because Jobs was an innovator, merits or problems of his innovations aside, but because he’s famous. He market himself, his image and the apple/mac brand as being hip and alternative and garnered legions of fans despite the fact that many of “His” (he didn’t make the iphone, the people who work for him did) “innovations” (a great deal of what we consider to be new from him such as ipods, ipads, and iphones are simply redesigns of existing technology, dumbed down and prettied up for larger consumer groups) were underwhelming at best.
In life Jobs was often a coarse and aloof man and he died because he was dumb enough to try to cure cancer with homeopathic methods. He was a man, a man with a talent for advertising who happened to create the right system at the right time and market it in the right way. In reality he’s basically just bill gates but with more hipster cred.
So if you want to remember him, remember him as he actually was, not as some aggrandized apotheosis of technology, but as a man who made a computer system you like. That is all.
First comment under this comic, that i can approve. Like said above, Jobs wasnt as good as he was described.
Apple is all about design and money. There is a reason behind most servers are based around open source Linux like systems ^_^ not Apple or Microsoft systems. Also ridiculous laws of patenting a products, programs etc that Apple’s lawyers are being involved in is beyond laugh. I hate like big companies are exploiting a law only to get more money -_- For example “Candy Crush” publishers restricting a word… fu**ing WORD. US and EU change your ridiculous LAWs.
You might want set the term “innovation” into centext by watching this:
Its a lecture by Douglas Engelbart, held at PARC in 1969. Most of the technologies which you actually use on your desktop today, and some which are not yet in widespread use where introduced and demonstrated this very evening.
In my opinion Steve Jobs was a man who exploited the ideas and works of other people for his own benefit. By omitting to give credit to the actual inventors of technologies he marketed and by stonewalling any users efforts of getting behind the workings of those technologies, by actively preventing what every geek knows as “tinkering”, by creating consumers where professionals could have been born, he took away role models and opportunitys for future generations.
Last decades refurbished products as they are sold by Steve Jobs companies are resitricting peoples perception of what people are able to do with actual modern technology.
On an unrelated note: rest in peace Dennis Ritchie
gathering all the good bit’s of lot’s of stuff into one is a perfectly good idea…
if he asked permission and gave credit.
Honestly I doubt you’ll read my comment. But You are an awesome writer. and artist. I have been reading your web comics all day. And you’re awesome man. -Your Truly Jahna Marie. 🙂
I may not reply to all the comments but I make a point to read everyone. Glad you’re liking my comics! Cheers!