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A month ago, we lost a Legend.

Perhaps the most

world-changing Legend of our time. Its quite possible that Steve Jobs had an impact on every single modern day adult across the world. Its hard to believe a statement like that could be possible with any one other person.

Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs (February 24, 1955 October 5, 2011) was an American businessman and visionary widely recognized (along with his Apple business partner Steve Wozniak) as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution. He was co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs was cofounder and previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of the Walt Disney Company in 2006, following the acquisition of Pixar by Disney.

After spending time in

India in 1974, Jobs returned to America He visited with Woz the homebrew computer club, but was not content with just the creation of electronics.

Jobs convinced Woz to help him create a personal

computer, the Apple I Jobs, with marketing help from a friend, had the vision of creating a computer company that would make and sell pcs. After showing the Apple I to in town computer stores, Jobs was able to sell 25. After selling his Volkswagon mini-bus, and asking Woz to sell his scientific calculator, the two raised enough money to create Apple Computers.
Jobs and Woz sold the Apple I in 1976 for $666, making

over $776,000 from sales In 1977, the two released the Apple II, a single board computer with onboard ROM and a color video interface.

Machintosh
In 1984, Apple released the Macintosh, the first

personal computer with a graphical user interface. It had 128K of memory, and was expandable. Along with the mouse, the Macintosh was the most revolutionary computer made up to that point. In 1985, Bill Gates convinced Jobs to license the graphical user interface in the Macintosh to create Windows, which could run on IBM PCs. As sales of the Macintosh took off, CEO John Sculley thought that Jobs was hurting Apples success, and gradually forced Jobs to leave.

NeXT
Jobs project in the late 1980s to mid 90s was NextStep A new computer company based on an object oriented

software platform, NeXT failed first as a hardware company, then as a software company Apple similarly did very poorly in the early and mid 90s, brought on by poor leadership and stagnating computer design In 1996, Apple bought NeXT, and with it came Steve Jobs. In 2000, Jobs became the full CEO of Apple, after the success of the iMac, the first computer mainly marketed for its looks

Death of a Legend
Jobs died at his California home around 3 p.m. on October 5,

2011, due to complications from relapse of his previously treated islet-cell neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer, resulting in respiratory arrest. He had lost consciousness the day before, and died with his wife, children and sister at his side. His death was announced by Apple in a statement which read: We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve. His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.

Steve, you didn't just change technology, media, music, and retailing forever. You changed education, too -- in a big, big way. We thank you. We will greatly miss you. But we know we'll see the mark you made on this world for a long, long time to come, in the eyes of children everywhere.

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