Wednesday, October 5, 2011
It was just at the end of August that Steven P. Jobs took the world by surprise, announcing his resignation as Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc., the company he cofounded and brought back from the edge. It was just Tuesday that Apple announced its newest product, the iPhone 4S.
Today, Apple announced to the world through a press release and a simple banner image on its website that Steve Jobs has passed away at the age of 56. Although the cause has not been released publicly, many believe his death came as a result of the long battle he fought with pancreatic cancer.
I won’t go into much detail here on the key inventions that lead Jobs and Apple to worldwide success – you can read my column on his resignation for that.
The world has suffered an immeasurable loss with the death of Steve Jobs. Jobs was hailed as the father of modern technology, some even go as far as to call him a genius – a present-day Thomas Edison, if you will. His ideas, concepts, and the products produced by Apple under his leadership have shaped, changed, and improved every aspect of the world we live in. We owe him a great deal of gratitude. His influence will without a doubt last for generations to come. Maybe even until the end of time.
Mr. Jobs, thank you for everything. You will forever live on in our hearts, minds, iPods, iPhones, iPads, and Macs.