Steve Jobs Remembered

Pranav Mulpur
Staff Writer

On October 5, 2011, Steve Jobs passed away. The former CEO and Chairman of Apple spent his life developing the future of technology.

Jobs began the personal computer revolution in the 1980’s and restructured the music industry to meet these changes. Jobs bought Pixar Inc. (originally a computer company), and recreated it as the massive feature animation company that Disney Inc. quickly bought.

Under his leadership, Apple’s advertising expanded, and the legendary “1984” commercial was created. According to the Apple Board of Directors, Apple was “a company that only he [Jobs] could have built.”

Jobs died in his home in Palo Alto, at about 3:00 PM. He was 56 years old. Jobs had been battling pancreatic cancer for the past eight years.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department in San Jose, California released a death certificate. This document listed respiratory arrest as the primary cause of death, although the arrest was caused by his long battle with cancer.

Jobs’ family released a statement saying he “died peacefully.” Tim Cook and the Board of Directors publicly stated, “Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

Steve Jobs was a legendary figure in the technology industry, and will be sorely missed.