Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs succumbs to pancreatic cancer
October 6, 2011 – 11:43AM
Steve Jobs, 56-year old co-founder of Apple, modern era visionary, technology legend, has died. His family and Apple have announced his passing away. Jobs, who stepped down recently as chief executive, had been suffering from pancreatic cancer. Rest in peace, Steve Jobs.
He will surely be missed in the technology world he had given so much of. Steve Jobs is significant in my personal technology milestone. In the early 1980′s, my very first personal computer was the Apple IIe. Continue reading
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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