Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, passed away today at the age of 56. The tech world has indeed lost a great man, a visionary, a marketing genius, and a passionate CEO.
Few, if any, CEO’s cared about their products as much as Steve Jobs, he obsessed over every detail until everything was perfect. He rescued Apple from the brink of bankruptcy and turned it into an extremely profitable heavyweight— that alone is impressive. He envisioned revolutionary products such as the iPod, iPad, iMac, and iPhone. Now whether you like Apple or not, you must admit that he was quite influential in the tech world.
His death came as a shock to me, because it was so sudden. I knew he didn’t have long to live based on his resignation as CEO, but I wasn’t expecting him to leave us so quickly. I regret that I’ve never met him in person, now I’ll never be able to. I certainly won’t ever forget about him, he was almost an idol to me.
Throughout history, we are blessed with having true geniuses that radically change the way we live. In the 20th century, we had Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, and in the 21st century we have Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. So long Steve Jobs, you will truly be missed, by me and the tech community all over the world.