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I moved here for savings and I do whatever i want. I see women my age that don't agree with me;thinking I must be "bored", but I planned this when i was 18 to save and retire young as possible, which possibilties were to move somewhere feasible where I could do just that. I won't say my age but all i know is I see women working here way into their 70's, pretty much 30yrs older than I. I do love to travel.
About the original question..reitrement. I've been retired since 4/1/2003. When I left the "factory" peopel asked me"What are you going to do?" I just answered..."Whatever I want". And I've kept to that since.Patrick Barnes
I do believe that you intended respect with the headline. As I have said, I was not offended, and can't say I hated it or loved it. I don't have a dog in this fight; I don't own a single Apple product.
I'm just saying that when an iconic figure dies, I believe that the MOST effective way to express that is with a simple, straightforward headline. That to me makes the most impact. I mean, "Steve Jobs, 1955-2011". What more needs to be said. THAT is impactful. That is a lifetime rolled into a name and dates. Nothing more needs be said, dressed up, "cute"ified or otherwise. I can't believe the Advocate had an actual "contest" for something of this nature. A man's passing does not call out for a contest.
As I said, I do believe there was no intention of being disrespectful. I just wanted to give a persepective of somebody with an objective opinion in this matter, as it doesn't offend me either way. I wasn't that attached to Jobs. But I just don't think the best decision was made here. I do respect your position as editor to make those decisions. Just my opinion here, nothing more, nothing less.
Sugar,People seemed to either love or hate that headline. We had quite a few readers -- who didn't write it -- go out of their way to praise this headline. Some others said they didn't like it at all.When you strive to do something memorable, you do take calculated risks. In this case, no real harm was done. We probably would have considered the headline differently if the death had involved a local person rather than a national public figure.We certainly intended the headline only with the utmost respect. Most in the newsroom are unabashed Apple fans.
Sorry, but I must disagree with the headline being described as "a wonderful tribute to an amazing man".
Of course Goff would think that of her own idea. Why wouldn't she?
It's not that I was offended, nor do I think it was particularly distasteful; rather, I believe that the most appropriate headline would have been something simple: "Steve Jobs, 1955-2011."
That about says it all. I understand the Advocate's desire for a different, unique, eye-catching headline. But there is a time for that and a time to rely on the simplest, most straight-forward caption. When a great person passes, I think the Advocate would do well to remember that sometimes less is more, at least for the headline, and stick with basics.
I do believe the headline that was printed was a mistake. I hope not to see something like that again in the Advocate.
Nothing against Ms. Goff, however. I do believe the Advocate made a poor choice in this matter, though.