August 25, 2011


Steve Jobs Passes Away at 56

When Steve Jobs left CEO position at Apple recently, the only thought which came to me was that he should have continued longer... Today I realize all over again why he is called a visionary. 
Its was a gift you had Jobs and in your life and through your death... you continued to amaze us. You will be deeply missed !



  • Apple on Wednesday announced the death of its visionary co-founder Steve Jobs.
  • Steve Jobs' has died aged 56 after a long battle with cancer. 
  • Steve Jobs' death was announced by Apple in a statement saying: "Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple."
  • Jobs's family later released a statement saying he had died "peacefully surrounded by his family.""In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family," it said. "We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve's illness. "We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief."
  • A further statement from the company said: "Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve." "His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts."
  • An email address for tributes to Jobs has been set up at rememberingsteve@apple.com  
Some facts about Steve Job's Health: Steve Jobs Health Facts, Impact on his work
  • Jobs has been fiercely private about his ailments, often leaving observers -- and investors -- with little more than speculation about his health. In 2009, when Apple announced that Jobs had undergone a liver transplant, the CEO seemed to bristle at the suggestion that his health battles should be public. "Unfortunately, the curiosity over my personal health continues to be a distraction not only for me and my family, but everyone else at Apple as well," he wrote in an e-mail to his employees.
  • He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003. In 2005, Jobs said he had battled pancreatic cancer the year before and was in remission. "No one wants to die," he said in a commencement address at Stanford University. But, he said, "I had the surgery, and I'm fine now." He said he was diagnosed with an islet cell neuroendocrine tumor, a rare but treatable and less deadly form of pancreatic cancer, which usually results in death relatively quickly.
  • He underwent a liver transplant in 2009. Jobs had not made a public appearance for months when he finally stepped out in September 2009 to unveil a new line of iPods and revealed that he had undergone a liver transplant as well. "As some of you know, five months ago I had a liver transplant," he said. "I now have the liver of a mid-20s person who died in a car crash and was generous enough to donate their organs. I wouldn't be here without such generosity, so I hope all of us can be as generous and elect to be organ donors."
  • Jobs' extreme weight loss in 2008 left him looking gaunt and raised fears that his cancer had returned. But Jobs said his cancer remained in remission. He said he was suffering from a "nutritional problem" and had already begun to feel better. "My doctors think they have found the cause -- a hormone imbalance that has been robbing me of the proteins my body needs to be healthy," he said in early 2009. "The remedy for this nutritional problem is relatively simple and straightforward, and I've already begun treatment." Just days later, however, Jobs announced that he would be taking a medical leave. "During the past week I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought," he wrote in a letter to Apple employees. "In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on my health, and to allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary products, I have decided to take a medical leave of absence."
  • Every time he goes on medical leave, Apple's stock takes a dip. Investors fear the company's fortunes are intimately intertwined with that of Jobs, and the company's shares dropped more than 6 percent in 2009 when the CEO announced he would be taking a medical leave. So it's notable that Apple's latest announcement about Jobs' health comes on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday when the markets are closed. Jobs said today that Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook is more than prepared to lead the company in his absence. "I have great confidence that Tim and the rest of the executive management team will do a terrific job executing the exciting plans we have in place for 2011," he wrote. 
Steve Jobs Apple Facts, Steve Jobs Life facts, Steve Jobs accomplishments
[Earlier]
In a stunning move that ended his 14-year reign at the technology giant he co-founded in a garage, Silicon Valley legend Steve Jobs has resigned as chief executive of Apple Inc. Some of the facts regarding Apple's Steve Jobs, regarding his life, Steve Job's Career History and work accomplishments
  • Steve Jobs was born to Abdulfattah Jandali, a Syrian, and a Political Science Professor and student Joanne Carole Schieble in San Francisco, California. He was later adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs and raised in Cupertino in California.
  • The predecessor to the now famous Macintosh was the $10,000 Apple Lisa. It was named after Jobs’ daughter, Lisa Nicole Brennan-Jobs. 
  • After splitting up with Chris-Ann Brennan, Jobs claiming he was sterile, refused to pay child support for his first daughter Lisa. After failing a paternity test which confirmed Jobs was indeed the father, a court order forced Jobs to pay child support
  • Mona Simpson, the author of several books, is Jobs’ biological sister!
  • At 30, Jobs was fired by John Sculley whom he had hired to run Apple. 
  • Jobs went on to found NeXT computers which never tasted success but its technology lives on in the current Macs after Apple bought NeXT and integrated NeXTStep into Mac OS. 
  • It is Apple policy not to have dedicated parking spots for employees including for its CEO. So Jobs parks in the nearest available spot, which is usually the handicapped spot. He also drives an unmarked Mercedes Benz. Cheaper to pay the fine than to waste time getting a license plate! 
  • Jobs’ annual salary is $1, just enough to keep company health benefits.
  • At Apple’s first Halloween party, Jobs dressed up as Jesus Christ.
  • Steve Jobs is a buddhist who had travelled to India prior to founding Apple for spiritual enlightenment and came back a Buddhist. photo
  • He also had this to say about Bill Gates: “He’d be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger”. 
  • When Disney bought Jobs’ other company Pixar, he also became the single largest individual shareholder of Disney. Apple isn’t his only gig you know! photo
  • Steve Jobs is credited of single-handedly saving Apple, bringing a revolution in online music, creating a world-beating smartphone and leading Pixar to dominate computer animation.
  • With iPad launch in 2010, the tech czar once again rewrote computing history. 
Steve Jobs Facts, Steve Jobs Apple Life History facts

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