Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

Steven P. Jobs, the technology pioneer who co-founded Apple Inc with Steve Wozniak, a high school friend, in his parents' Silicon Valley garage in 1976, has died.   Like no other, Steve Jobs transformed one technology after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies, he was 56.

Steve Jobs had resigned as chief executive of Apple in August 2011, after struggling with cancer of the pancreas, which, was first found in 2003.  Due to the aggressive nature of the pancreatic cancer, he went on to have a liver transplant six years later. 

 Steve Jobs was born in San Francisco on Feb. 24, 1955, to Joanne Carole Schieble and Syrian immigrant Abdulfattah Jandali.  Young, poor, and unmarried, they pair put Steve up for adoption.  With joy, Steve was adopted by Paul Jobs, a high school dropout who sold used cars and worked as a machinist, and his wife, Clara.

Steve's accomplishments are on record and well known.  He took every disadvantage, every difficulty, and turned them to his advantage.   He never gave up, gave in, or accepted anyone else vision except his own.   Steve saw that beauty, form, and function all had it's place in the world of technology.  His singular, lazer like focus has made the modern world a better place. 

I have an Iphone4 which I love.  I look forward to buying many more Apple Inc products through out my life.  Steve Jobs and Apple Inc has made my life easier, more navigable, more connected, more productive, and most importantly, much more FUN thanks to the technology created and shepherded by Steve Jobs during his time at the helm of Apple Inc.   

For that I thank you Steven P. Jobs...

May Almighty GOD recieve you with open arms my friend!

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