I am just getting this online that Steve Jobs is gone, STEVE IS GONE!!!. Steve Jobs has passed away. As confirmed on Apple’s site, Mr. Jobs has passed away at the age of 56 (1955 – 2011) after recently stepping down from the position of CEO and naming Tim Cook his successor. Steve Jobs as been an asset to the world of Information and Communications Technology, His prowess in Apple cannot be forgotten and his ideas and innovations that has turned Apple to that beloved gadget we all love will not leave us easily. Just like the saying goes “An icon has left us and a hole has been left” – unfilled? I cant say.
“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,” the company said in a brief statement.
According to a spokesman for Apple (AAPL) — the company Jobs co-founded when he was just 21, and turned into one of the world’s great industrial design houses — he suffered from a recurrence of the pancreatic cancer for which he had undergone surgery in 2004. Jobs had taken his third leave of absence from the company in January of this year, and made the final capitulation to his failing health on Aug. 24, when he resigned as Apple’s CEO. After 35 years as the soul of Silicon Valley’s new machine, that may have been a fate worse than death.
Jobs died only a few miles from the family garage in Los Altos where he and fellow college dropout Steve Wozniak assembled the first Apple computer in 1976. Jobs transformed the computer from an intimidating piece of business machinery — its blinking lights often caged behind a glas wall–to a device people considered “personal,”
Mr. Jobs is survived by his wife, Laurene, and four children.
Adieu Steve Jobs
“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose,” Mr. Jobs said in a commencement speech at Stanford University in June 2005, almost a year after he was diagnosed with cancer