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Three questions... Answer one or all three. Post to comments.

1. Is this a platform upon which has merit discussing Steve Jobs? (Optional: Why?)

2. How has Apple, or more specifically, Steve Jobs affected your life?

3. How many Apple products do you or have you owned (Apple II Series, anyone?)?

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9 Responses to "Thursday 111006"

  1. BigD Says:
  2. Question 1 - Sure, why not? I think our ultimate goal as CFO members is to live longer and healthier, right? Steve Jobs dropped at 56 from pancreatic cancer. Now, I'm no expert on cancer studies, or Steve Jobs health history, but looking at the risk factors for this kind of cancer, you've got..
    - diets low in vegetables and fruits (Paleo would fix that)
    - diets high in red meat (don't think they mean if it is range-fed)
    - Diets high in sugar-sweetened drinks (avoided via Paleo)
    - Obesity (eaating better + working out are a good cure for this)
    The list goes on and on.
    Bottom line, take better care of yourself and you lower the chances of dying from crap like this. Does it mean you won't get these kind of conditions? Once again, I'm no doctor, so I can't say yes, but I'm always of the mindset of stacking the deck in your favor.
    Question two - How has Apple/Steve Jobs affected my life?
    Seeing as how he was the CEO of Pixar, that means I've spent many and hour watching films due to him. Not too mention all the hours I've lost playing Angry Birds on my iPhone...
    Questions 3 - Only owned one Apple item thus far, my iPhone, but my next PC will be a Mac.
  3. tina Says:
  4. 1 - Steve made interacting with a machine intuitive and that was different...crossfit is similarly different. Getting on a machine makes the body do something that is not natural and it also turns your brain off. Crossfit movements are true to way the body was made to function and require concentration, but not because they are difficult to understand, the movements are intuitive but not easy to perform. 2 - Jobs changed the media..the media affects me, somewhat. I don't have cable tv but I live on the internet. The engineering world revolves around pcs and they are cheaper and I am it was only this year I bought the iPhone4 and a macbook pro..and it has changed the way I interact with the internet -- for the better! Pretty cool when you can have your 50"plasma as your second monitor. 3- uh, yep the 2 i just mentioned and my 2TB time machine thing for automatic backups.
  5. Gdawg Says:
  6. well Said BigD!

    1.) definitely taking the time to make better food and exercise choices I believe will greatly lower your chance of getting disease. Never take your health for granted, ALWAYS get second opions and see specialists, a lot of times you only get one chance to do it right. Also, Steve's hands on approach in his business relates very well to our CrossFit community. Our coaches are dedicated, continue to educate themselves, and genuinely care about the service they provide and progress/health of each client. CFO has blown up since the early days and our coaches have continued to give quality coaching, adapt to new situations, create an environment to build healthy friendships/relationships/networking opportunities. Steve Jobs displayed similar business values as he stayed very involved in his companies and didn't let the success go to his head.

    2.) I've enjoyed products of apple for years and it has changed the way I have educated myself and communicated with others, and Toy Story is one of my favorite kid movies of all time! I can't say that I've followed Steve Jobs closely but I have read/seen interviews with him and I'm alway impressed by his attitude and advice towards life and work.

    3.) I remember using macs in elementary school and I bought my first macbook in 2006. I also have an Ipod, I use both of them daily and have never had any issues with either of them...quality products and great customer service!

    “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.” -Steve Jobs[Stanford commencement speech, June 2005]
  7. Hilg Says:
  8. My son last Christmas (Pretty much sums up his impact on the world):

    My first apple device was an G2 iPod (late Apple adopter) and the current family stable includes:

    2 iPhones
    1 iPod Touch
    4 iPod Nanos
    1 iPod Shuffle
    1 iMac
    1 Mac Mini
    1 Macbook Air
    1 Macbook Pro
    2 Apple TVs
    1 Airport Express

    Holly crap, I've never added them wonder he died a very wealthy man. In all seriousness, I have eliminated all Microsoft OS from my house and honestly have a better life for the focus Jobs and Apple put on the user experience.

    I think it's relevant to this community because Crossfit is a community and topics outside of the nutrition and fitness domain are relevant.

    Had a great time working out with Brian B. and Mike today......

    3X5 Press at 130#
    3X5 Back Squat at 252#

    Presses were all I had but could have added 10-15# to back squat.
  9. BigD Says:
  10. Hate to back out of my statement from yesterday, but won't be able to make it in today on account of this flu shot kickin' my tail. But I will be doing rope climbs after the noon class tomorrow, so no one can say I punked out. Dave don't do scared, homey....
  11. Hilg Says:
  12. Oh, yeah.....forgot to list the iPad in the video and my kids just counted 5 nanos and another shuffle....I'm getting on ebay now. ;-)
  13. paul Says:
  14. i don't think i own a single apple product, though i do use itunes.

    did Nancy today with Steve. for those who don't know, that's 5 rds:
    400m run
    15 overhead squats (95)

    not a PR, but i was happy to get through all the OHS unbroken. also, this has got to be the first time i've had the thought "i just have to get through this 400 and I can recover during the overhead squats." weird, but the run kicked my ass today and the OHS were the rest.

    Thanks for doing that with me, Steve--that would've sucked (more) to do alone!
  15. Erica Says:
  16. So 1...let's just get this straight. Steve's pancreatic cancer wasn't the kind you are all talking about. His was a very very rare endocrine type pancreatic cancer, which actually most live a lot longer with but still is not great stuff obviously. They don't know what causes it, but the type of pancreatic cancer most people get, isn't this kind and isn't attributed to the poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, etc. I know we are all about staying healthy and being healthy but Jobs, I don't believe was a lazy, unhealthy dude, he grew up, well, there's that. And I'm off my medical soapbox :)

    2. I'm pretty sure that changing from a PC to my macbook pro was one of the best decisions I've ever made, and I will never go back! It's hard to imagine how our lives would be without our iPhones and iPods and computers!

    3. 1 old school iPod, upgraded to an iTouch and my MacBook Pro...I honestly would have an iPad if I had money (oh the joys of being a broke student...!) and will be switching to an iPhone soon once Sprint gets it this fall!!

    On other news, did bear complex today since I had to miss tuesday...went 53, 58, 63, 68, 73....prolly could have at least gone up to 77 on this, but I didn't want to time :)
  17. Steve Says:
  18. Paul-
    Thanks for suggesting Nancy. Good idea! Was also glad with how good the OHS felt. Maybe could have shaved a few seconds off if I came in and immediately picked up the bar... instead of chalking, catching my breath, etc.

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