Steve Jobs, The Great Innovator
In Honor of Those Who Serve
Genius of Modern Times
From Humble beginnings in a family garage after high school, to a multimillionaire in just a few short years, Steve Jobs is a great example of the American success story. Born February 24, 1955 and later to die on October 5, 2011 of Pancreatic Cancer, Steve was chairman, CEO, and co-founder of the company known the world over as Apple II, Inc. He also served as chief excutive of Pixar Animation Studios.famous for "Toy Story" and later became a member of the board of directors of Walt Disney Company in 2006. Jobs is listed as the primary inventor or co-founder of at least 338 U.S. patents, including a great range of technologies from computer and portable devices to user interfaces, speakers, key boards, stair cases, power adapters, clasps, sleeves, lanyards, and total packages.
Jobs, with Steve Wozniak, and Mike Marcula, designed, developed, and marketed one of the first commercial lines of personal computers, the Apple II Series. Jobs later saw the potential commercially, of the Xerox PARC's mouse driven graphical use interface and this later led to development of Macintosh. Jobs resigned from Apple in 1985 and developed NeXT, computer platform development company in higher education business markets. Jobs returned to that company, after Apple bought out NeXT. He was the co-founder of Apple, Inc and served as CEO until October, 2011. He then resigned and passed away on October 5, 2011, at the age of 56. It was thought to be Pancreatic Cancer, as to the cause of his death. Jobs had a liver transplant a few years earlier, and this was in hoping that it would help solve his illness problems. He made the statement that it was the liver transplant of a twenty-five year old killed in a car crash, and he was very thankful that this person was so generous in donating the organ to him.
Jobs was thought of as a visionary, pioneer, and innovator, in being a genius of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His brilliance changed the world as we know it, by his marvelous and intelligent works. His work in the realms of business innovation and product design are rivaled by know one in this century. He was responsible in revolutionizing six industries and his wonderful performance served as an example for other CEO's. Steve Jobs was the recipient of many awards and honors in his life including:
the "National Medal of Technology","Jefferson Award for Public Service", and he was inducted into the California Hall of Fame by Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger and First Lady, Maria Shriver in 2007. Fortune Magazine and "Junior Achievement". featured articles on Job's achievements and prowess in his inventive genius. He was given many honors in the world of business and technology development sources and well thought of by the entire world community. His contributions in the world of communication, and technology, will only be more appreciated in the future, and in the realization that he was a marvelous contributor to the world. Steve Jobs will be greatly missed and his loss is being mourned around the world by all who knew of him and his genius.
The twentieth and twenty-first centuries will always be thought of as a part of the "Steve Job's Eras" and his great contributions will be recorded in the history of this country and the world, as one of the real geniuses, likened only to Edison,Tesla, Ford, and some of the well known innovators of centuries gone by. He has enriched and greatly improved all of our lives.Thank you Steve Jobs!