As Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs resigns, 10 products that define this technological visionary extraordinaire are easily identified.
Steve Jobs quits as Apple CEO. (The Sydney Morning Herald, August 25, 2011, 12:21om.) The technological visionary and industry legend takes a bow from Apple. He has been on medical leave since January 17. Tim Cook, Apple COO, has been slated as Jobs’ successor. However, Jobs will remain at Apple as chairman of the company’s board.
As early as the mid-1970s, Steve Jobs has been the icon of the personal computers, with the advent of the Apple I in 1976, and the enhanced Apple II-e. Whilst Apple II is apparently ancient compared to the latest Apple innovations now and most likely lives in the memory of those familiar with II-e and the early Macintosh, the design was amazing by the standards of those past years. It was also during that time (1981), that IBM launched its personal computer (PC). But it was with the Apple Computers in 1976 that Steve Jobs, (along with another Steve, Steve Wozniak), created the “personal” computer.
Today, Steve Jobs is best known as the leader behind the iPod, iPad, iPhone, and other iMac products. However, those who are familiar with him and his innovations since the mid-1970s will remember Steve Jobs with this 10 products that identify the man and his career – the technologist, innovator, visionary and inventor. Continue reading