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Thursday, 06 October 2011 09:07

Steve Jobs dies, aged 56

Written by Fuad Abazovic

One battle he could not win
The man who inspired a generation of Apple fans and tech entrepreneurs, Steve Jobs died at 56. He will be remembered as the chap that changed the way we see notebooks, tablet computers and phones.

He helped the industry to reinvent many of these categories, he showed the world how getting music online can be a legal operation and showed the music industry that downloading content can be legal and profitable. iPhone helped Apple reach out to a population of non-geeks and girlfriends that liked it as a phone but wasn’t as passionate as an average geek about every technology innovation.

He made Pixar what it is today and sold it to Disney so you have to thank his vision for having great 3D cartoons. Pixar started the toy story generation of cartoons that got super popular after Shrek.

Jobs faced serious health issues since 2003 and had pancreatic cancer treatment in 2004. After that Jobs retuned and continued spearding good vibrations with superb sales of iPods, and later iPhones and iPads. Later he had his liver replaced due to a hormonal imbalance but got well and returned to his job after a leave of absence in 2009. In 2011 he takes a leave of absence, launches iPad 2, steps down as a CEO of Apple and passes away on October 5th 2011.

Our condolences to his family, friends, co-workers and everyone who enjoys tech. The industry would not be what it is today without visionaries like Steve. He will be missed, but his legacy will stand the test of time for years to come.

Last modified on Thursday, 06 October 2011 16:16

Fuad Abazovic

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-1 #1 Alterecho 2011-10-06 09:45
A true innovator and exemplary leader. He truly will be missed. There's a video online of his speech at Stanford, which everyone should see.

The entire net is full of fan praises and critics realising his achievements/contributions to the industry. That's something. Steve left as a proud man and achieving something only few in a billion can.

R.I.P Steve.
+1 #2 pogsnet 2011-10-06 11:27
Hey Nick your friend has died.

My condolences to the families and to the fans.
+2 #3 leftiszi 2011-10-06 12:03
I hate Apple, but this a human being we are talking about.

RIP man, you were a true genius in your field.
-2 #4 Kryojenix 2011-10-06 13:42
As Steve Jobs is a Buddhist, it's disrespectful to wish him RIP. He would expect to be re-incarnated as a different animal, in which life he would face his accumulated Karma, be it good Karma or not, I'm not the judge of that.
0 #5 Blizzard 2011-10-06 14:42
Today is a sad day for me and all that appreciate what Steve Jobs, was and gave to us, i am no apple fan or even apple user, but i am passionate about how this genius live/work with devotion with passion, goal aligned, what he dreamed he achieved (1st company in the world under his command), his speech - how he maintain all people energized and focused when he says something (one of greatest man that i seen in my life that could present 3 slides in 2 hours, masterfully) - always Wisely speaking.
Definitely I will remember him positively like a brilliant leader, strategist, hard-fighter for his ideas and thoughts, guys really sad to see those pictures of him...
You deserve a Monument for sure, for your ability to lead Steve, have a nice rest there, you deserve it... :sad:
+1 #6 Reavenk 2011-10-06 15:14
I wanted to see Nick cover this story.
0 #7 zeropercenthotgas 2011-10-06 15:53
Heres to the man that revolutionized computer.

Heres another one to the end of a monopoly.
0 #8 Tasty Taste 2011-10-06 16:07
looks like the Jobs market has gone down (6ft under to be precise)
0 #9 GrumpyOldMan 2011-10-06 16:35

So sad.

The woodland christmas critters are lost.
+3 #10 123s 2011-10-06 16:41
1 guy died...wonder how many millions more did in the same moment...

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