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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RE: Sad
by Morgan on Thu 6th Oct 2011 00:36 UTC in reply to "Sad"
Morgan
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2005-06-29

You've summed up exactly how I feel. Though I don't care for the company anymore, I've always looked up to him as a brilliant business leader and an example of how to resurrect a company from certain death. Apple owes everything they have now to his legacy.

Rest in peace, Steve.

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RE[2]: Sad
by zima on Tue 11th Oct 2011 23:56 in reply to "RE: Sad"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Yup.

Though, it's perhaps worth pondering how much of the company is now Apple, and how much NeXT in disguise ...it was essentially a corporate coup when Steve returned; probably most present core technologies in Apple product lines tracing their lineage back to Next, or developed/adapted/bought after Steve's return.
Next being also largely about Steve Jobs, obviously.

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