Thursday 6 October 2011

Steve Jobs - What a legacy - R.I.P.

No matter what you think about Apple, the company, and how they do things, the cost of their equipment, etc... You cannot deny the impact that their Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief-Executive, Steve Jobs, has had on our world.  His ideas, his drive, his enthusiasm has driven the computer industry forward, quickly... Changing how we use computers for ever.

Apple themselves didn't realise his impact, they fired/forced him to resign 10 years after he set up Apple Inc, in 1985.  After that Apple was starting to fade into the background.  Steve went on from there to set up Pixar and everyone knows how successful they are!  Apple continued to fade into the background.  In 1996, Apple bought NeXT which was founded by Steve, bringing him back to Apple and once again as CEO... Since then, Steve's vision has turned Apple around from making machines for publishing to the must-have systems that everyone knows today.   First there was the iMac, then the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad.
This is the legacy that Steve Jobs leaves behind. One button does it all.

Even Google, who are in direct competition with Apple, recognise Steve's impact on us all. Today, they have added "Steve Jobs, 1955 - 2011" on their main page.

There is no better man to tell you about Steve Jobs, than the man himself.... If you have 15 minutes, you should listen to his Stanford Commencement Address from 2005:

Steve, you leave behind a legacy that has touched everyone. Rest in Peace.

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