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Tribute To Steve Jobs: a 21km Apple Logo in Tokyo 108

Posted by timothy
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An anonymous reader writes "To pay his tribute to Steve Jobs, Joseph Tame, a media producer and a marathon runner from Tokyo, ran 21 kms in 2 hours — starting from the western side of the Imperial Palace, across to Roppongi, through Omotesando, then up to Shinjuku. The leaf is in Kagurazaka, and the start/finish point just by the entrance to Yasukuni Shrine. The route, when mapped, shows the famous Apple logo in the center of Tokyo."
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Tribute To Steve Jobs: a 21km Apple Logo in Tokyo

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  • He didn't die. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by FZer0 (585622) on Saturday August 27, 2011 @02:41PM (#37228782) Homepage
    Snap out of it, people.
  • by gstrickler (920733) on Saturday August 27, 2011 @03:09PM (#37228918)

    I know many people will bash this guy as "an Apple fanboi", or having "drunk the Kool-Aid®" (BTW, the Jonestown [wikipedia.org] incident used Flavor Aid® [wikipedia.org], not Kool-Aid®, but don't let facts get in the way), but what those people are overlooking is that this is both clever and creative.

    Side note: Creative people don't care whether or not you like or agree with their choice of tools. If you don't like Apple or Apple products, fine. But all the Apple, Apple product, and "fanboi" bashing is ridiculous. The company and products aren't perfect, but they are good and they do inspire creativity. They're tools that for many people make working easier, faster, and allow them to create. Nothing more, nothing less. And, no, I don't particularly care if you agree/disagree with this post.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 27, 2011 @03:26PM (#37229022)

    He wasnt a fanboi huh?

    Well that was it. I was hooked. Since then I’ve upgraded every year, paying hefty cancellation fees on old contracts in order to have the latest and greatest. The improvements in the iPhone have enabled me to do more each year and I’m excited to think of where it might take us in the next 5 years.

    lol...

  • Re:He didn't die. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by bonch (38532) * on Saturday August 27, 2011 @03:56PM (#37229424)

    Read between the lines. Jobs has authorized an official biography, codified management guidelines at the company for when he's gone, submitted his resignation, and has been photographed looking extremely thin. He has previously had cancer as well as as liver transplant. What do you think is likely to happen in the next six to twelve months?

  • Re:He didn't die. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by romco (61131) on Saturday August 27, 2011 @03:58PM (#37229452) Homepage
  • Re:He didn't die. (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 27, 2011 @03:58PM (#37229462)

    We have to finally admit, that Apple is a cult. It has all the same traits as a religion. (No, there is no difference between a cult and a religion, other than perhaps the amount of penetration of the population).

    This is not meant in a judging sense. Everyone does what he does, because he thinks it's good for him.
    But especially with craziness like this, it is pretty obvious that it's actually rather harmful to them.
    - The added price for what is still just cheap Foxconn stuff.
    - The lock-in into the golden cage that China would be jealous of.
    - The crippling of the own abilities through oversimplification. (Same thing Microsoft [MS Bob, Clippy, Office in general], Gnome [3, related: Unity], KDE and Mozilla are guilty of, in varying degrees..)
    - The dumbing down that that crippling results in.
    - The loss of resources like money earned and information gathered/processed that this inefficiency results in.

    Apple products would clearly not be bought by any rational mind. They are emotional purchases. Dreams. Bloomy dreams with a bad reality. Schizotypic delusions. In other words: Religion/cult.

  • by bonch (38532) * on Saturday August 27, 2011 @04:03PM (#37229522)

    Where Apple goes, the industry follows. This drives the Linux fanboys who still visit Slashdot nuts. Most rational posters left for Reddit and Hacker News years ago, so most of what you have left are the crazy trolls and fanboys who hate everything that competes with open source. Just look at the flood of robotic anonymous trolling in these comments.

  • Really? Tribute? (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 27, 2011 @05:27PM (#37230188)

    To pay his tribute to Steve Jobs,

    The man who underpaid a business partner (Woz - he lied so he'd end up with more money in his pockets), a man who denied that his daughter born out of wedlock (Lisa) was his, who's business 'sense' claimed a production need on the Mac and Mac+ line needed 30,000+units when Apple sold less than 2000 in the same time period, who claimed the education market would move NeXT to #1 (channeling how education moved many Apple ]['s and missed Desktop publishing not to mention the Wall Street/NSA market for NeXT/NeXTSTEP)?

    Tribute to a liar, an engineer who demonstrated a lack of understanding of thermal issues with the Apple /// and Mac (no cooling fans), and a guy who blew "what the market wanted" with the Apple ///, the Lisa, NeXT and statements about where the Mac's were gonna sell. THAT Steve Jobs?

    Pull the other one - it has Newtons with color screens.

  • Re:He didn't die. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) on Saturday August 27, 2011 @08:26PM (#37231304)

    What do you think is likely to happen in the next six to twelve months?

    An endless run of stories about Steve's health so Slashdot can serve ads.

  • Re:He didn't die. (Score:3, Insightful)

    by jedidiah (1196) on Sunday August 28, 2011 @10:59AM (#37233768) Homepage

    MacOS only impresses the ignorant. Get over it.

  • Re:He didn't die. (Score:4, Insightful)

    by hairyfeet (841228) <bassbeast1968@gm[ ].com ['ail' in gap]> on Sunday August 28, 2011 @01:45PM (#37234900) Journal

    Oh I'll be the first one to point out apple sucks ass for power users, BTW notice how I got modded down for daring to ask a question that consists of anything other than "gee, isn't apple like the best thing ever Skip?" but in this case i was talking about the "dad" factor, as in they make a phone simple enough my dad can use it without having to keep the manual in one hand.

    I tried getting my dad a Droid phone but frankly he just couldn't get the hang of it, it would scroll crazy fast or too slow and we never could get a comfortable medium with it. His brother who is likewise clueless has an iPhone and it works perfectly for him, everything he would want to do with a phone is built in and is easy to manage.

    Personally i told dad to wait for the nokia WinPhones to come out before we make any final choices. Everything he has is on Windows anyway, so if MSFT can get the integration between the WinPhone and Windows down hopefully it'll be a better fit.

    That STILL doesn't change the fact the current Mac makes no damned sense. As I said in the PPC days one could argue that the combo of exotic hardware+software made for better performance in certain apps, but today all a Mac is is a VERY expensive Wintel box, with hardware that is outdated before it even reaches the shelves. By the time the Mac refresh hits the shelves there is usually at least one new generation of Intel chips, not to mention Intel IGP still blows nasty chunks. The base model Mac is an i5 with 2Gb for $1000? Are you kidding me? for INTEL graphics?

    So I'm sorry I still don't get it. They have to be making 40%+ profits on old tech! It isn't like the old days where one needed an exotic CPU folks, these are Wintel laptops. If you want a non Windows OS so bad run Linux or build a Hackentosh and get better specs and a free Windows license.

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