06 October, 2011

Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Blogger: Tom Woolley, Curator of New Media

Saddened to wake up to the news of Steve Jobs' death this morning. After a long battle with cancer the CEO and co-founder of Apple passed away at the age of 56.

Steve Jobs

A true visionary, Jobs co-founded Apple in 1976 with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. From the Apple 1 to the iPod, iPhone and iPad, Jobs creativity, vision and ability to think ahead has led Apple to become the second most valuable company in the world today.

Simple, elegant design is at the heart of Apple's products and Jobs led a company that rose to the top by making technology easy and desirable. Long regarded as a niche, high-end computer company in the shadow of the giant Microsoft, the release of the first iPod in 2001 changed the way we listen to music and ushered Apple products into the mainstream.

Spearheaded by Jobs, Apple then targeted the mobile phone market and introduced the iPhone in 2007. So much more than just a device to make phone calls on, the iPhone was a powerful computer in your pocket that reshaped the technology and communications industry.

An inspirational leader and public speaker, Jobs transformed the way we use technology in every day life and will be remembered as an industry pioneer.

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