Passing of a Visionary: Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder and chairman, passed away today at the age of 56.

It is impossible to overstate the impact that Steve Jobs has had on the history and business of personal computing. Once fired from the company he founded, he returned to take the reins and turn Apple into one of the  most valuable companies in the world through intense innovation and expansion into mobile media and computing markets. From the Mac to the iPod, from the iPhone to the iPad, Jobs guided Apple from one computing milestone to another. 

Cook sent a statement to employees that in part read “Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”

MSNBC

 

  • =(  RIP

    =(  RIP

  • I feel lucky to have gotten

    I feel lucky to have gotten my start with PCs back when he was introducing his first Apple computer.  Simply an amazing man.

  • While I will never be accused

    While I will never be accused of being an Apple fanboy I do have to acknowledge the man for what he did for the computing industry.  Steve, you will be missed.  RIP.

  • Same here.  No Apple fan, but

    Same here.  No Apple fan, but I am a fan of life itself and a I have a serious dislike for cancer, having lost a few people in my life to it.

    As someone who was cracking jokes about the deceased at my own mother’s funeral (thanks for my sense of humour, mom!), today’s DogHouse diaries comic seemed the perfect salute to Mr. Jobs:

    http://www.thedoghousediaries.com/