Apple Inc. co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs was a one of a kind visionary who inspired the Macintosh computer, iPod, iPhone and iPad. On October 5, 2011, Jobs lost his long battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 56 leaving a gaping hole in the hearts of technophiles everywhere. Today marks the one year anniversary of his death and in honor of his brilliance, the folks at Apple have posted a video tribute at apple.com.
UPDATE: The CNET video below analyzes a newly discovered recording of Steve Jobs from 1983 that may indicate his prediction of the iPad and App Store.
Reflections on Steve Jobs
Gus Sentementes | Baltimore Sun
October 6, 2011
The news that Steve Jobs had died flashed on my iPhone last nite — and hit me like a punch in the gut. My wife and I were talking to my mother on my iPhone when the AP alert dinged. I looked around on my kitchen table as the news sunk in. On the table were two iPhones and a new MacBook Pro. Nearby, an iPad lay on its back.
Here I was surrounded by stuff that this man had willed into reality. And all these gadgets were now an intricate and important part of my life. Ninety percent of the photos and videos I’ve taken of my three young kids have been with iPhones — and Steve Jobs put them in my hands.
We don’t just build and use tools to make things. These tools, in turn, re-make us.
So much has already been written about the impact of Steve Jobs on the world of technology and business, and on industries such as computers, music, and software.
But this blog post isn’t about that. This is about the impact his vision has had on me and my family.