Apple Co-founder, Steve Jobs dies at 56

In the early hours of today (Nigerian Time), an alert came in from my Twitter app. It was a tweet announcing the death of Steve Jobs. I first thought it was one of those iPhone 4S jokes. I refused to believe it until I visited Apple’s website and saw this on their homepage:

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Apple's home page in the early hours of today

Steve Jobs lived as a visionary leader. He was an icon of excellence and a succor point for technological revolution. He changed the way we saw the world. In my opinion, the world would have been very boring without him. I doff my hat for Bill Gate’s dream of putting a computer on every table, but I value Steve’s drive to put a computing device in every pocket more.

Those who do not posses any of Apple’s products are probably carrying devices that were made by imitators or prodigies of Steve’s iNventions.

Steve was the father of iNventions (iPod, iPhone, iThis iThat). No doubt, he made our world better.

The revolutionary genius suffered from pancreatic cancer before he eventually died on the 5th day of October, just a day after the launch of Apple’s latest product (The iPhone 4S).

To some, “Steve’s greatest legacy is that he inspired a generation of startup founders to believe that they too can change the world. He definitely means different things to different people. I draw inspiration from his innovations and I’ll definitely miss him.

Death is the only destination we all share. Rest in Peace, Steve Jobs.

12 comments

  1. i saw this comin,i had wanted to tell afewgoodmen if he could manage apple inc after steve goes to give account to his master.RIP d creator like his CREATOR.i hope tomoro d ipod touch will not wake and sat jobs did create her.it would be very stupid and very untrue.

  2. Jujukemist, thanks.

    I’ve sad throughout today. An icon. A mentor to me has just died and I feel really sad to the depth of my being. He was a great innovator, inventor, luminary and visionary. The world has truly lost a great person. Steve has undeniably made the world a better place and was fit for the Nobel peace price!

    My feelings for what he’s achieved could only be surmised by no other than US President Obama’s Tribute to him, which I’d just quote below!

    “Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.

    By building one of the planet’s most successful companies from his garage, he exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity. By making computers personal and putting the internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun. And by turning his talents to storytelling, he has brought joy to millions of children and grownups alike. Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last. Because he did, he transformed our lives, redefined entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world.

    The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented. Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to Steve’s wife Laurene, his family, and all those who loved him.” 

  3. The only thing that is constant and lasting in life is change. Every other thing must pass away. Then of course, we have Gods who are creators. Gods dont pass away or die. They live forever in their creation. This, as i told afewgoodmen, is the case with Steve Jobs. He has ascended unto the higher realm of being and assumed the status of a god, immortal. He lives on and forever in his creations.

    Steve Jobs shall forever be seen in his creation.

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