Steve Jobs Dead, What an Inspiration Steve was

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  1. theirishobserver. profile image60
    theirishobserver.posted 11 years ago

    Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died today after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Here are some of Apple's milestones:

    1976  - High-school buddies Steven Wozniak and Steve Jobs start Apple Computer. Their first product, Apple I, built in circuit board form, debuts at "the Homebrew Computer Club" in Palo Alto, California.

    1977  - Apple II is unveiled, the first personal computer in a plastic case with color graphics.

    1983  - Apple starts selling the "Lisa," a desktop computer for businesses with a graphical user interface, the system most users are familiar with today.

    1984  - Apple debuts the Macintosh personal computer.

    1985  - Jobs leaves Apple after a power struggle.

    September 1997  - Jobs is named Apple's interim CEO after the company records losses of more than $1.8 billion.

    November 1997  - Jobs introduces a new line of Macintosh computers called G3, and a website that lets people order directly from Apple.

    1998  - Apple unveils the iMac desktop computer.

    2001  - Apple introduces the iPod.

    2003  - The iTunes Store opens, allowing users to buy and download music, audiobooks, movies and TV shows online.

    August 2004  - Jobs announces he underwent successful surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his pancreas.

    January 2007  - Apple introduces the iPhone.

    2008  - Apple opens its App Store as an update to iTunes.

    January 2009  - Jobs takes leave for health reasons. Chief operating officer Tim Cook leads the company in the interim.

    June 2009  - Jobs returns to the company after undergoing a liver transplant.

    April 2010  - Apple begins selling the iPad, a 10-inch touchscreen tablet, and has an 84 per cent share of the tablet market by year's end.

    January 17th, 2011  - Jobs announces that he will take another medical leave.

    March 2nd, 2011  - Apple launches the iPad 2.

    August 9th, 2011  - Apple briefly edges past Exxon Mobil to become the most valuable US company.

    August 24th, 2011  - Jobs steps down as CEO and is replaced by Tim Cook.

    October 5th, 2011  - Jobs dies at age of 56 after battle with pancreatic cancer.

    1. ronhi profile image66
      ronhiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      And we will al remain grateful to him for the revolutionary idea. Am not an apple user but still, i admire their work. Fare thee well Jobs

  2. theirishobserver. profile image60
    theirishobserver.posted 11 years ago

    ronhi, a great man indeed smile

    1. ronhi profile image66
      ronhiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Yah. A great Man indeed.His legacy will outlive him. We need more "Jobs" in this world

  3. profile image0
    Deborah Sextonposted 11 years ago

    A very strong man, as he held on a long time.

    We'll miss you Steve
    A legend in his own time.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 11 years ago

    60 Minutes will be doing a segment on Steve Jobs tomorrow, Sunday, October 23, 2011.

    1. Cagsil profile image79
      Cagsilposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      And that matters why? roll

      1. paradigmsearch profile image61
        paradigmsearchposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I am reasonably certain that I'm not the only person who would be interested in watching that.

        1. Cagsil profile image79
          Cagsilposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          I'm sure. Plenty of people constantly waste time with dead people. lol

  5. MikeNV profile image68
    MikeNVposted 11 years ago

    Gee without jobs we would:

    Still be using computers
    Still have cell phones
    Still have animated movies

    He was just a self obsessed Billionaire with plenty of attitude.

    Why are people portraying him as some kind hero?

  6. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 11 years ago

    Personally never liked Apple since they would force me to use their music player and no other.
    Had to dig it out of the guts of my operating system.What has jobs done for me? Could never afford any of his products.  And in the end he was obsessed with the stolen Android. Now they all sue each other instead of cooperating for the good of all. Sounds like self-obsession to me.

  7. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 11 years ago

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  8. toygurus profile image55
    toygurusposted 11 years ago

    Anybody read his new biography. I started reading the opening chapters. It was eye opening for me. This book is not pretty. He was not a very good person to be around. He considered himself special. He would swear at employees and wanted things done his way. 

    In the end he was a legendary marketer but human after all.

  9. mattyfaz profile image61
    mattyfazposted 11 years ago

    Personally I think he has changed the way people live their lives. Great man who has done amazing things for this world in the way technology has advanced.

  10. skyfire profile image79
    skyfireposted 11 years ago

    Jobs is overrated.

    None of his products changed the way i use computers or do work.

    I would rather remain silent for the loss of Illya Zhitomirskiy ( Co-founder of Diaspora social network).

  11. innovationgeek profile image61
    innovationgeekposted 11 years ago

    Have a lot of respect for all that he accomplished during his life time and for everything he helped develop in the technology world.

    There will always be people who are not fans of Apple, but I think it is hard to neglect the impact that his products have made in the world.


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