The Mobile Technology World Mourns Steve Jobs
Thursday 6th October 2011
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died Wednesday aged 56
The man who changed the world of modern computing technology, Steve Jobs, has died aged 56 after a long illness. Steve Jobs had been suffering from a rare form of pancreatic cancer and had a liver transplant in 2009. He took a medical leave of absence from the company in January this year and resigned as Chief Executive in August. Tim Cook sent this email to Apple employees to inform them that Steve Jobs had passed away.
What has been famously coined by Apple fans as 'The Second Coming', Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, after being ousted a few years earlier over differences of opinion on the board. His return to the Apple fold and the subsequent revolutionary products the company went on to launch with his vision and drive literally saved Apple's business. Apple is now one of the most successful companies on the planet.
The iMac, iPod, iPhone, and the most recently the iPad have all contributed to today's mobile travel and technology world. From the simplicity of the ground-breaking designs, to the sheer futuristic functions they offer, Apple's mobile devices have totally changed the way we interact with the world while on the move. ITunes and the iPod allow backpackers to take their entire library of music with them abroad, fitted easily in their pocket, something that no one could ever have dreamed possible 10 years ago. Travel apps have been created that have revolutionize the way we organise our journeys, keep in touch, blog and record our experiences, in video and realtime Twitter conversations, across the globe.
Over the past 10 years, Gapwork has grown up following the ground-breaking inventions and visionary designs created by Apple, and wanted to post this tribute to its driving force, Steve Jobs. RIP.
PC Advisor has posted a video tribute to Steve Jobs
Apple's board of directors message:
Remembering Steve Jobs, the man who saved Apple
Steve Jobs Inspriational commencement speech from 2005 – “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.”
Trending Twitter hash tags for tributes to Steve Jobs are #ThankyouSteve #RIPSteveJobs