Steve Jobs Dies at 56

I woke to the headlines today. Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple Inc. died yesterday. For technology and innovative design, this is a sad day. Jobs is the reason for the personal computer not to mention technologies that know one else could imagine. After being pushed out of Apple in 1985, he started another company. It was there that the personal computer was perfected, and as Apple began to slide, it became clear that Jobs had to be brought back.  It was all uphill from there. This visionary COE was the force behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad. The theme, create technology that people don't even know they need! No one did it better than Apple with the hands on leadership of Jobs. The hip, stylized marketing and the Apple store were also highly innovative ideas. Jobs took on the sheer force of the tech industry and the other computer guy... and succeeded. In August, two months after his public appearance at the Apple Convention, Jobs stepped down as CEO. The message was clear; the end was near. I honor Mr. Jobs today. He is one of my heroes. His achievements, innovation and ingenuity were inspiring, but even more so was his enthusiastic energy and love of what he was doing. I found it contagious. I hope that this company will be able to continue their amazing work without Steve, but either way, it is a sad day, and he will be missed by many.

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