Steven Paul Jobs, February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011

One year ago today, Steve Jobs passed away.

The home page of Apple.com is completely blank except for a 1 minute and 45 second movie entitled “Remembering Steve”.

Remembering Steve Jobs

AFter the movie concludes, the page transitions to:

A message from Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.

Steve’s passing one year ago today was a sad and difficult time for all of us. I hope that today everyone will reflect on his extraordinary life and the many ways he made the world a better place.

One of the greatest gifts Steve gave to the world is Apple. No company has ever inspired such creativity or set such high standards for itself. Our values originated from Steve and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple. We share the great privilege and responsibility of carrying his legacy into the future.

I’m incredibly proud of the work we are doing, delivering products that our customers love and dreaming up new ones that will delight them down the road. It’s a wonderful tribute to Steve’s memory and everything he stood for.

Tim

Steve Jobs gave the address at Stanford University’s 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005. We’d like to share it with you:

MacDailyNews Take: Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Steven Paul Jobs, February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011

We miss you, Steve!

84 Comments

          1. Your posts are like barf stains I have to step over in the parking lot that no one cleaned up.

            Yes, I see them, and yes they are equally disgusting and add the same exact value to my life.

            Nice job.

            1. What a wonderful neighborhood you live in! After stepping over “barf stains” do you have to dodge bullets, avoid crack hos, and escape gangstas?

          2. But I didn’t *want* to read it. As usual, the point that you missed, as usual…

            MacFreek: “Your soul is an appalling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of rubbish imaginable…”

      1. There’s no one like you nor will there ever be. I trust in your great creation Apple and your care and feeding of the souls that follow you to live up to the spirit of “insanely great” always. You are sorely missed and for most not a week goes by without most Apple fans thinking about you like a lost family member. Rest in peace but you’ll never be forgotten. And thank you for devoting your life to making my life and so many others lives better.

      1. It’s a modern version of the “Think Different” ad, except instead of Einstein and Amelia Earhart, it’s Steve Jobs.

        The video makes a difference because it’s a statement of culture, and of values. It reminds Apple who they are and reminds the public what Apple stands for. Just like the original Think Different ad did.

        1. Thanking someone who is incapable of receiving thanks is a bit weird. This sort of sentimentality is just ridiculous. Sending Jobs a note while he was living would have been appreciated.

            1. Time to man up, accept reality, and move on. There’s much to do and accomplish. Do not become mired in the past or succumb to purposeless sentimentality.

            2. There is nothing wrong with paying tribute to someone who’s impact upon the technological world was so profound and has had such a global impact. To think otherwise is to display a lack of humanity and shameful ignorance seen only in the worst dregs of society. I respectfully suggest that you go fuck yourself assuming, of course, that you can find your own arse with the benefit of both hands and a detailed set of technical drawings .

              =:~)

    1. No guarantee it would have added an extra day to his life. Pancreatic cancer is extremely lethal, even the supposedly “good” kind he had. All surgeries have risks.

        1. The truth is: we don’t know.
          Remember Andy Warhol? Died from complications from a rather simple operation.
          Yes, it was a stupid thing to begin with, and it was probably a foolish decision – but we don’t know how history would have turned out, had he rushed to hospital in the same manner. Sometimes, doctors get overmotivated with VIP patients and do all kinds of stupid stuff.
          Now that most of the medical story is public, I’m amazed that he fought this for eight years.

  1. Thank you Steve. How lucky we were to have you.

    DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO
    THAT GOOD NIGHT
    Dylan Thomas

    Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
    Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
    Because their words had forked no lightning they
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
    Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
    And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
    Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    And you, my father, there on the sad height,
    Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
    Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

  2. In this world where everyone is trying to be like everyone else, thank you Steve for carving out a place for the crazy ones who crave excellence with out all the Bull $hit.

  3. Steve changed the world. He was a rarity – a visionary, an artist, and a technologist. He gathered the best talent out there to help realize Apple’s goal – insanely great stuff. Thanks to Jobs and Woz, the REAL personal computer revolution started many years before it otherwise would have.

    I am glad he lived long enough to enjoy vindication and success. Apple went from a laughing stock of the tech industry to the largest company in the world. Joke’s on you, Michael Dell. It won’t be long until Dell becomes as irrelevant a name as Commodore or Tandy. Apple survived those companies, and will flourish for years to come.

    Thanks Steve.

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