RIP: Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011)

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The founder and former CEO of Apple has passed away at the age of 56 from health issues as a result of cancer, which he had been struggling with, and which prompted him to step down as Apple’s CEO not that long ago.

Steve Jobs was also instrumental in the success of Pixar Animation, serving as the company’s chief executive officer before it was acquired by Disney. Thanks, Tin.

But his biggest impact is in broadening the horizons of technology itself. If you’ve ever bought an Apple product, then you probably owe the guy a lot. Apple was way ahead of its time. Hate their products or not, you have to admit, Apple pushed a lot of the innovations that are readily available today among computers, smartphones, and technology in general. As the owner of an iPhone, all I can say is, thanks, Steve.

In honor of the passing of their founder, if you go to Apple.com, all you’ll see is the image below:

RIP Steve Jobs

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  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    He did found Pixar and brought to us Toy Story and mainstreamed 3D animation in feature films. It’s the end of an era with him gone. Hopefully his Apple legacy will stay on.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Did he? I didn’t know that…

      • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

        Yep, he did found pixar with Lasseter. He stepped down to run Apple again, but was on the board until Disney bought Pixar.

        Saying the guy was a visionary is an understatement, he actually executed them. He also has over 300 patents under his name.