Steve Jobs passed away on 5th October 2011. He leaves behind his wife, four children (including Lisa), two sisters, and 49,000 Apple employees. His family said Jobs “died peacefully today surrounded by his family . . .”
Maybe all along, Steve knew it was coming and hence had stepped down from the post of the CEO of the company. It feels like he knew what was going to happen. Just like did when he was heading Apple. I have never really admired Apple as a company for some very obvious yet debate-able reasons but, this was a man to behold. He was one of the rare CEOs who used to reply to a common man’s Emails. Without him, Apple shall never be the same.
ZDNet’s article says “Apple’s Steve Jobs Has Passed Away”. I beg to differ. I say
Our Steve Jobs has passed away.
It feels weird to read his article on Wikipedia, which I confess here, have been read by me over 20 time, in past tense. Every was is like a dagger which passes though my heart.
He never did it for the money, which seems apparent from one of his quotes
“I was worth over $1,000,000 when I was 23, and over $10,000,000 when I was 24, and over $100,000,000 when I was 25, and it wasn’t that important because I never did it for the money.”
He was there to create a dent, to innovate, to change
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.
I here ask you to who do what he always asked us, Think Different.
Google had its tribute in place with this:
But as a follower, as techie, as an owner of 2 iPods, an iPhone 4 and the will to buy more I shall do something similar to what was done for Alexander Graham Bell.
My fully charged iPod stays off all day.