We have always jokingly picked on Steve Jobs and his beloved iPhone here on CoN, but always in good fun. It is quite saddening to hear that he lost his long battle to pancreatic cancer.
Steve Jobs had stepped down as CEO of Apple a little over a month ago stating that, "I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come."
Nice overview of Steve Jobs' achievements by Nick Wingfield on The New York Times:
Rarely has a major company and industry been so dominated by a single individual, and so successful. His influence went far beyond the iconic personal computers that were Apple's principal product for its first 20 years. In the last decade, Apple has redefined the music business through the iPod, the cellphone business through the iPhone and the entertainment and media world through the iPad. Again and again, Mr. Jobs gambled that he knew what the customer would want, and again and again he was right.
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