“The second, and possibly final, conclusion of Steve Jobs run as Apple’s CEO shook the world in ways that would only surprise those still not paying attention,” Nathan Evans writes for Popzara.
“His sudden retirement from the company he helped found, no doubt brought upon by what many are calling a re-occurrence of his pancreatic cancer, despite a well-publicized liver transplant in 2009,” Evans writes. “The news stole headlines, and for good reason; he wasn’t just the most popular CEO in the world, but also the best. Since rejoining Apple in 1997, he helped steer the increasingly irrelevant fruit company from the trash bin of history and turned it into the most valuable in the world.”
Evans writes “Steve Jobs is among the last of a generation that not only created the computer revolution, but became that uniquely American symbol of it. His archetypical twin, Bill Gates, may have been the world’s richest man and Father of Windows, but it was Jobs who provided the spark that would forever change the digital landscape. It was his insistence that computers and technology themselves could be beautiful, in both design and function, that led to several revolutions in how we consume – and create – the world around us. From typeface to music, to novels and games and everything in-between, Jobs assumed the role of the tech world’s Prometheus, and did so with a personality and style so convincingly and unabashedly charismatic that some dubbed it the ‘reality distortion field.'”
Much more in the full article – recommended – here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “krquet” for the heads up.]