RIP Steve Jobs… Will the Apple Empire Survive?
Wow, such a whirlwind of events in such a small span of time… You will see what I’m talking about in my next post…
So, ex-CEO and former bad-ass of Apple Steve Jobs has been unfortunately confirmed deceased. I found out as I was driving to the TSwift concert earlier tonight. Let us take a moment to treasure this man’s legacy: the MacIntosh computer, the PowerBook, the iMac, the iPod, the iPad, the iPhone, the iLife.
Steve Jobs was a pioneer in the tech industry, especially when everyone thought that Bill Gates and Microsoft was running the whole show back in the day. MacIntosh computers were the only thing to compete with Microsoft and their DOS computing system…
Jobs was a co-founder of the Mac family who left the company in 1985, but came back to the company in the late ’90s. While away from Apple, Jobs was at NeXT, which was heralded for its technologically-advanced lineup of computers. Jobs also has been a part of Pixar since the ’80s when he bought the company from LucasFilm.
Of course Jobs had his health issues; he was diagnosed with a rare cancer in 2004, but stated that he defeated that health battle soon afterward… The thing about his health is that Jobs never really looked as healthy as he used to after his cancer bout, but that is one of the things about kicking such a terrible disease; it will always take something out of you.
Apple will not have another CEO or even chairman of the board like Jobs. He was supposedly very hands-on and aggressive in all his endeavors, always striving to better the product. He was a huge asset to the image of the company and of course the company itself… Even last month when Jobs stepped down from Apple, the Apple stock dipped by 5 percent.
Either way, geniuses come and go and Apple will bounce back, but his creative genius will truly be missed. A world without Jobs is a sad, sad world. Bill Gates summed it up best in his tweet earlier tonight:
Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to Steve Jobs’ family & friends. The world rarely sees someone who made such a profound impact.
Has Steve Jobs impacted your life? Comment and let me know.