Today is the 66th anniversary of Steve Jobs’ birth

Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955. Today would have been his 66th birthday, had the co-founder of Apple Inc. had not succumbed to complications from pancreatic cancer on October 5, 2011.

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs

That day, the world lost a visionary genius, a brilliant showman, a focused perfectionist, and a charismatic disruptor all rolled into one.

We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it. – Steve Jobs

MacDailyNews Take: We miss you, Steve! Gone far too soon. Image where we’d be if Steve were still with us today!

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.

Almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it, and that is how it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It’s life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. — Steve Jobs


  1. Sad, the technological genius of all time left us so early in his prime.

    God Bless and prayers Steve, words you will never hear uttered from the lips of Tim Cook playing partisan politics…

    1. Funny how trumpets don’t think they are partisan.

      When did Cook become evil?

      Cook spent the last 4 years sucking Trump’s little dick well enough to get a nice little Huawei ban to help Apple sales. You had no problem with Cookie then.

      All iPhones are still made in China, same as they have been since 2007.

      Apple still runs a monopolist iOS app store with no recourse for any app developer that doesn’t like Apple’s house rules. Nothing has changed.

      Apple remains a California corporation, hiring fruits and nuts of all colors and orientations and beliefs … just like it always has from the beginning.

      When did you change Goober?

      Maybe if you can’t stand Apple anymore you should leave this forum an find your true freedom on 8chan in the Philippines. Yes, that is correct. All you favorite media, from Faux Newz to Parlor to 8chan has significant or complete foreign ownership. So think twice before calling Cook a traitor.

  2. The irony is that the You tube video embedded regarding the introduction of the iPhone to the world, that iPhone would be too small for now a days, and only bigger iPhone are better. How did these stupid people manage with the smaller iPhones when being small was the norm, and Android phablets were laughed at, and accused of being big for battery reasons. Oh Well !!!

  3. Apple (AAPL)

    122.46 – $3.54 (2.70%)

    Another huge day for Apple stock in its move toward $100, with the Biden economy and the Tim Cook new direction, aka Apple as the The State Enforcer of Proper Thinking. How soon till Apple goes below $1 trillion? It is in freewill since Biden and Parler. Brilliant.

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