Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs dies aged 56

Apple's former CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs died today aged 56.

Steve Jobs (Image: Apple Inc.)

Jobs has been for a long time now battling Cancer and today he lost that battle. While Steve has on several occasion taken leave from the company due to health concerns, all of us in the technology industry knew this day was coming. Although this news was still shocking for everyone.

I found this news over Twitter, were people littering this streams with well wishes and retweets of the news of his passing.

Steve Jobs founded Apple Computers along with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne in 1976, and from then the company has many ups and downs. However since Steve Jobs return to the company 1997, Apple Inc. has been on the increase of profits and innovation. Not only have we seen new designs in Desktop and laptop computing, but revolutionary (and evolutionary) devices such as the iPhone which took over and redefined the smartphone market, the iPod which redefined the way we listened to music, and the iPad which showed the world (and Microsoft) how tablet computing should be done.

The world is today morning the loss of what they are calling a visionary, genius and man on the levels of Einstein. Jobs was able to turn a failing company in to billion dollar industry icon.

Does this mean the end for Apple? Certainly not. Many people are unaware that Steve Jobs hasn't been behind the latest innovations at Apple while the company still shows its ability to amaze and dominate the industry  Tim Cook was recently announced as the successor of Steve Jobs as CEO who has continued to drive the ideals and innovation that Steve has ingrained into the culture of Apple over the years.

Steve Jobs will be remembered as a great business man and a visionary. Fair well Steve Jobs.

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