Steve Jobs (Apple Inc) dead at 56 - Sir, We Love you lot... - The Business Line

Posted by Ranjitsinh Chauhan Wednesday, October 5, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc. co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, the largest American CEOs of his generation, counted, died on Wednesday at age of 56, after a long and highly public battle against cancer and other health problems.

Jobs' death was given by Apple in a statement late on Wednesday. The Apple.com website featured a black and white picture of him with the words: "Steve Jobs, 1955-2011."

The Silicon Valley icon who gave the world the iPod and the iPhone had resigned as CEO of the world's largest technology company in August and handed over the reins current chief Tim Cook.

A survivor of a rare form of pancreatic cancer, he was the heart and soul of a company that rival Exxon Mobil as the most valuable in America considered.

"Steve brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations to improve and enrich our lives. The world is infinitely better because Steve," Apple said in a statement announced by Jobs'.

"His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts are with them and all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts."

Job's health has been a controversial subject for years. His fight against cancer, had a deep concern for Apple fans, investors and board of directors equally. In recent years, board members also have friends confided their concern that jobs in his quest for privacy, was not forthcoming enough with directors about the true state of his health.

Well, despite the confidence of investors in Cook, who stood in for his boss in three leaves of absence, they stay there concerns about whether the company would be a creative force with which the will in the next year or so, without its founder and visionary in expected to remain the helm.

The news sparked an immediate outpouring of sympathy. Among other things, said Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, he is ill-jobs "immensely".

APPLE, NEXT, IPHONE

A college dropout, Buddhist and the son of adoptive parents began Jobs Apple Computer with Steve Wozniak friend in the late 1970s. The company soon introduced the Apple 1 computer.

But it was the Apple II, which was a great success and gave Apple its position as a critical player in the then-nascent computer industry, which culminated in a 1980 IPO that made Jobs a multimillionaire.

Despite the subsequent success of the Mac, curds Jobs' relationship with top management and the board. The company removed most of his powers and then in 1985 he was fired.

Apple's fortune waned thereafter. But the purchase of NeXT - the computer company Jobs founded after leaving Apple - in 1997 brought him back into the womb. Later that year he was interim CEO and in 2000 the company dropped "interim" from his title.

Jobs also managed along the way was to revolutionize computer animation with its other businesses, Pixar, but it was the iPhone in 2007, that his legacy in the annals of modern history of technology cut.

Two years before the gadget that forever changed how people around the world access to and use of the Internet, said Jobs, as a sense of his mortality is an important driver behind this vision.

"Remember that I be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever had to help me make the big decisions in life," Jobs said in a Stanford start ceremony in 2005.

"Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure -. These things just fall away in the face of death, so that only what is really important"

"Remember that you are going to die is the best way I know to think about the case, you have to avoid losing anything. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."

Remembrance site for Steve Jobs here.

If you would like to share your thoughts, memories, and condolences, please email rememberingsteve@apple.com

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