Today is the 10th anniversary of the death of Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs. Like every year, Apple CEO Tim cook honored Jobs in memory. Cook tweeted a quote from Jobs about how passionate people can change the world. “People with passion can change the world for the better.” – SJ. It’s hard to believe that it was 10 years ago. We celebrate you today and always, ”Cook wrote in his tweet.
Apple has created a tribute page for Jobs on its website with a video featuring some highlights from the co-founder’s career. There is also a homage note from the Jobs family on the website. In the note, the family wrote what Jobs had taught them. “Despite all of Steve’s gifts, it was his power as a teacher that stayed. He taught us to be open to the beauty of the world, to be curious about new ideas, to see the next corner and, most importantly, to stay humble in our own beginner’s mind. ”
On a touching note: “The memory is insufficient for what is in our hearts: we miss it deeply. We were blessed to have him as husband and father. ”
Jobs was 56 years old when he died. At the age of 49, Jobs was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer.
The co-founder of Apple is credited with turning the fortunes of Apple on his return to the company in 1997. Jobs was fired from Apple in 1985 after falling out with the board of directors. Apple was even written off by many when Jobs came back in 1997. Indeed. Dell CEO Michael Dell was asked what he would do with a “weak” company like Apple. Dell notoriously said it would “close it down and return the money to shareholders”.
Starting with Mac computers, Jobs began to change and with the iPod in 2001, the cult around Apple began to manifest itself. When the iPhone launched in 2007, Apple and Jobs changed the world forever. The job cult continued to grow with the introduction of the iPad in 2010. His 2011 death was mourned by millions around the world for influencing Apple and the technology industry in general.