It’s been exactly one year since the brilliant founder and CEO of Apple Computer passed away. For not only the tech community, but for the world as a whole, the death of Steve Jobs has left a void that won’t soon be filled.
A visionary on many levels, Jobs drove technological innovation at Apple for more than three decades while also inspiring others with the technology he helped create. October 5th marks the anniversary of his death.
Remembering the Man
Steve Jobs achievements and legacy are far-reaching. He pioneered the smartphone revolution. He made digital music truly portable. He challenged his colleagues and co-workers to deliver world-class products that were industry game-changers. Jobs introduced technology to every consumer demographic, by designing products virtually everyone has wanted to own.
In Steve Jobs own words, he believed in making progress by not following others. He believed in taking chances. “There is no reason not to follow your heart,” he told Stanford’s 2005 graduates. “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”
Sure, Jobs had his faults (as we all do), but history will remember a man that stands alongside Alexander Graham Bell, Nikola Tesla and others who have worked in different technological fields as inventors and innovators. And even though he’s gone, Jobs will remain in the public consciousness for a long time. In fact, there are several bio movies now in production, including one with Ashton Kutcher playing Steve Jobs, that are expected soon in theaters.
Looking back, it’s almost impossible to imagine a world without Apple. Life without the iPhone or minus the Mac? “The world is immeasurably better because of Steve,” Apple said shortly after Jobs’ passing and it’s still hard to disagree.
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