There are many public figures that have recently passed which have made a mark on the way we live and interact with one another. However, none have been so significant as today’s loss of a visionary and pioneer of an entire era. Steve Jobs, a man who revolutionized the way we communicate and enjoy everyday life by bringing the power of mobile computing to the tip of our fingers died on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 at the age of 56 from a long battle with pancreatic cancer. His death was announced by Apple and immediately spread throughout the world via the internet through the very computers, and mobile devices envisioned and brought to life by Jobs himself.
“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 build, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”
Steve Jobs was the co-founder and creative force behind the technology giant well known as Apple Computers. Jobs founded apple back in 1976 with Steve Wozniak and the Apple 1 computer. However, it was the Apple 2 that gave them the success needed for an incredible initial public offering of Apple in 1980 which made Steve Jobs multi millionaire. After some years, the company fired Jobs, but in 1997 he was again placed as interim CEO of Apple, then in 2000 he was officially names CEO of Apple once again. The most memorable date would come later within the decade in 2007 when Jobs revolutionized modern technology by unveiling the beloved Apple iPhone.
Today marked the loss of a true entrepreneur, an exceptionally gifted visionary and a modern history icon. It is indeed a sad moment for the technology world, and Apple products enthusiasts only 1 day after the release of the 5th generation iPhone, the iPhone 4S. With other successful product lines in mobile computing such as the iPad, and iTouch, Apple owes most of its success and popularity to the man who envisioned it all.
A few years ago, Steve mentioned that this race against death was a major driver behind his vision:
“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
The iPod revolutionize the way we listen to music, the iPhone revolutionized the way we communicate, and the iPad revolutionized the way we access information. After years of battling with a rare form of pancreatic cancer, Steve Jobs has passed, but his memory lives on in the products he helped build. The soul and spirit of Apple lives on in its creative and easy to use devices which stand above the rest. Because of his vision and philosophy, from here on, the world will always remember the man who revolutionized it, one gadget at a time.