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Remembering Steve Jobs

The Apple co-founder and one-time Pixar CEO died Wednesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Share your thoughts and memories.

On Wednesday, the home page of Apple's website was transformed into a memorial for the company's former CEO, Steve Jobs. His black and white picture was displayed on the vast white background accompanied by the dates of his life: 1955-2011. The memorial was sleek like the aesthetic Jobs crafted for Apple, and bold like the man himself.

Jobs died Wednesday from pancreatic cancer. He was 56.

"Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being," the statement on Apple's website read. "Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple."

Jobs stepped down as the head of the tech company in August, leaving a legacy as the brilliance behind one of the most valuable companies in America.

An inventor and an entrepreneur, held 317 patents and was worth an estimated $8.3 billion.

As well as being Apple's visionary, he also revolutionized animation after purchasing a division of Lucasfilm in 1986 and renaming it Pixar.

His close colleagues from Pixar's beginnings, John Lasseter and Ed Catmull, also released a statement paying tribute Wednesday.

"Steve took a chance on us and believed in our crazy dream of making computer animated films," they wrote. "The one thing he always said was to simply 'make it great.'"

 

Share your thoughts and memories of Steve Jobs in the comments.

 


michaelD October 06, 2011 at 02:54 PM
Ironic or perhaps fitting? How many of us found out about Steve's passing through one of the devices that he was known for?
garrett Keating October 06, 2011 at 03:36 PM
I first learned about Apple when I went to the computer lab to write my thesis in grad school. We had a bunch of PC's and one Mac SE30 to sign up on. The SE30 was always overbooked because once you word-processed on the Mac you were not going back to the PC.

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