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Dean Cooksey
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Like a lot of us, I'm affected by the news of Steve Jobs leaving Apple. I don't know how to interpret his resignation except to imagine that he believes he's too sick to continue doing the work he so obviously loves. I find it sad when someone is robbed of something they want desperately to do by disability, sickness, or poor health. A few years ago at a commencement speech, Jobs said that working at Apple was "the best decision he ever made." I bet choosing to leave Apple was the hardest he's ever made.

Where does this leave Apple? I think Jobs' greatest legacy may not be the actual products he shepherded into creation, but rather the vision and culture he created and made famous. What other hardware / device company can you think of where holding the product in your hands will tell you who made it? How many companies can you think of where you'd know how to work there and know what's expected of you on your first day when you walk in the door? The aesthetic & culture of Apple is understood throughout the world, and I think this legacy will live on even if Steve is no longer with us.

Maybe the greatest accomplishment any leader can hope for is that the team, organization or business he built can continue & prosper without him once he's gone.

I know there are a lot of Apple detractors on Google+ -- I wish I had a place to post this where people could appreciate what I'm saying instead of commenting about what I got wrong, or something even more crass. Whether you like Apple or Jobs, I hope you see these words in the most important context: that we are all in this together... this thing called life. Thanks Steve. :-)
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"Are the people around me really conscious in the way I am, or could they all be zombies who walk and talk and act like humans although there is nobody home. " -A sentence that could send one insane!

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This is really fascinating, I do believe that we will develop artilects (artificial intellectuals) that will have a consciousness. There's a major problem though; we don't fully understand our own consciousness. Could we actually be non-organically creating which some regard as "souls?" What do you think?

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Interesting read!

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who else would try this?

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In future I believe this is where it's all going!
I'm about to leak a major secret about Google now that I work inside...

The company really is cloud-centric and I live in the browser (Chrome) all day. Now, I actually run two versions of the browser simultaneously all day, one for my work account and one for my personal accounts, but it's true that I don't ever open anything else. We collaborate with our colleagues using Gmail and Google Talk. We schedule on Google Calendar. We use Google Docs to create and present content. We use Google+ to share. Everything else is a Web address away.

I've been talking about living in the cloud for a long time, and well before I joined Google, of course. (It's only been two weeks) But it's fun to see the reality matches the promise. What desktop apps are you using now that you simply can't give up that could be replaced by the Web in the future?

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what your email address says about you!
On the Internet, the email address you use is kinda like the car you drive. People make instant assumptions about you when they see you're using an AOL email address. Have you ever switched Email accounts because you knew people might react to the one you had in a way you did not want them to? It's kind of important if you're using email in a professional context. I think I'm going to make a new AOL account just to trip people out. I could tell them I'm an environmentalist and Gmail is such a storage hog, using Gmail is like driving a Hummer! Ok, for real it'd be hard to give up the speed & search of Gmail. :-) Comic by +Matthew Inman
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looking for some interesting people to follow on here. technology / science

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