Who was Steve Jobs? Tech trailblazer and co-founder of the Apple empire

“Steve Jobs, who died on October 5, 2011, aged 56, was the visionary co-founder, and later chief executive, of Apple, makers of the Macintosh computer, the iMac, the iPod, iPad, and iPhone, and the man behind the astonishing success of the computer animation firm Pixar, makers of Toy Story and Finding Nemo; in consequence he did more to determine what films we watch, how we listen to music, and how we work and play than any other person on the planet,” The Telegraph reports.

“Jobs never designed a computer in his life, but it was because of him that Apple products, even when they do largely what other products do, are perceived to be different and infinitely more cool,” The Telegraph reports. “The Macintosh introduced the world to the computer mouse; the iPod became famous for its click wheel, and the iPhone for its ‘user-interface’ – a sophisticated touch-screen that responds to the flick of a finger.”

“One senior executive admitted that before heading into a meeting with Jobs, she embraced the mindset of a bullfighter entering the ring: ‘I pretend I’m already dead,'” The Telegraph reports. “Yet members of Jobs’s inner circle, many of whom came with him from Next, found working with him an exhilarating experience.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Anyone who’s ever uttered the maxim “no one is irreplaceable” has never heard of Steve Jobs and Apple.


    1. steve jobs surrounded himself with really really smart, talented, tech savvy followers, but no visionary could stand beside him. hence apple is airlocked until major change at high level is forced upon the giant. seems to be predictable pattern with passing aftermath of genius solitary visionary leaders.

  1. not a lot of people in leadership take delight in envisioning great things. it’s more typical to find an administrator filling the position or one who’s of a mind to craft social agenda for the rest of us so we stumble not. nor would they have us step outside the lines drawn for us. or, perhaps, they’re of a mind to edit the lexicon of an entire continent of free people so not to offend a race or gender or ethnic group or religious organization or the downtrodden or less fortunate or class of people or a party affiliation or an income level or social stratum or species of individual or those who hold to some political idea or mathematician, lonely cartographer or hermit paleontologist or gum chewer, community organizer, loser, winner or card-holding commie or owner of samsung android iphone knockoff or genderqueer or non-binary or any lgbtq or the humorless, the homeless, the historically hated, the hugh hefners and vegans, the anorexic, the hypochondriac, the holy-roller, the fred phelps, fred winns or the fred mcmurrays, the pot smoker, acid head, the overweight, the underweight, the eskimo and the shoemaker.

    not a lot of people in leadership take delight in envisioning great things that never were. or impossible things not feasable this year or even 10 years from now but for a future generation. blessed be those visionaries, the ones that see wonders that the salesman and the administrator are unable to see.

      1. i’m infuriated with people who say, ‘you can’t do that’ or ’you’re a girl’, as though that were a reason to support the status quo or justify the lack of effort.

        it’s amazing how we human beings can so easily adapt to the beliefs or attitudes or prejudice handed down to us and how easily we become cold, sightless passengers on this flight from birth. and how we marvel when we witness one who is able to see past these obstacles.

        i can tell you the future does look back and is thankful for those who are able to see us through time and who reach outstretched to touch these invisible fingers. never stop speaking poetry to this unobserved, unimagined world because with beautiful words you can cast off the shackles from that person’s veiled life

  2. It was only a few years ago. Have people really forgotten who he was? Gotta love the modern day attention span. Conversely, I’m actively *trying* to forget who Tim Cook is. 😛

  3. To me SJ was a world mover. Put simply, he changed EVERYTHING, the whole game in tech, entertainment, branding–i could go on. What he was able to accomplish in his way-too-short time on this planet was nothing short of amazing. Just a human–a fallible one–just like you and me–but a man that forcefully demonstrated how one human (from humble beginnings i might add) w/ a vision can effect so many others in such a profound way and can push us to accomplish unheard of heights. To this friggin day I’m still saddened by the loss of his untimely death. He had so much more to give..

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