Oct 6, 2011
Jobs, the co-founder of Apple lost his battle to a rare pancreatic cancer today. He stepped down as the CEO in August 2011 and was replaced by Tim Cooks. Jobs took a six month leave in 2009 to handle his battle and for a organ transplant.
Sadly, Apply released the iPhone 4S on Oct 4, 2011 and it was a mellow event. One must be wondering what the Execs know about Jobs’ condition during the announcement and knowing that the end was near for the ex-CEO.
Steve Jobs touched the soul of millions, and here are some of his contributions.
- Started Apple computer at 20 year old in a garage
- 313 Apple patents.
- Graphical user interface, as opposed to command based computers.
- Macintosh, the first computing unit with that weird thing called a Mouse as an input device.
- iPod was a giant leap forward in the way people listened to music on the go. It started the digital music revolution.
- iTunes revolutionize the music industry and helped kill the CD.
- iPhone, redefined what a smartphone should be and put the internet in your pocket.
- iPad, made the device thin, lightweight, dynamic and easy to carry and merged the PC with a smartphone.
- Bought Pixar Animation, and successfully release Toy Story, Cars to name a few animations
We lost a great icon that revolutionize the electronic industry that touched the lives of millions.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs (1955-2011).