Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Oct 2011 00:02 UTC
Apple On its website, Apple has just confirmed that its co-founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs, has passed away at age 56. After bringing the company back from the brink of bankruptcy and turning it into one of the world's most succesful technology companies, Jobs lost the battle with pancreatic cancer.
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RIP Steve
by Eugenia on Thu 6th Oct 2011 00:48 UTC
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I quickly first met Steve Jobs in 2002, at the OSX Jaguar release party in Palo Alto. He was very kind to me, and he let me take his picture too. He even joked a bit, I remember. He seemed really happy that night. I saw him four more times at various Apple events since, but never as close as that first time.

I heard many stories here in the Bay Area about Jobs being ruthless to people around him or to competitors, but I think most is forgiven when you consider what a visionary he was. Steve Jobs will be missed as no one else in the tech world has ever been.

Edited 2011-10-06 00:52 UTC

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