Steve Jobs Has Died

I was sad to just learn that the founder and chairman of Apple, Steve Jobs had died. Steve Jobs was the legendary entrepreneur who created Apple computer and took a startup company and made it the largest company in the United States at one point. Jobs was able to completely revolutionize the technology industry.

Jobs changed the face of an industry with his visionary decision matching and track record for creating products that the public just wanted. He was not always the first to market with a product but could totally recreate a market by making his products cooler than other companies.

Everyone wanted the iPod because it was just cooler than the Zune. iMac’s are cooler than any HP or Dell laptop that you can buy and the iPhone is cooler than every other smartphone on the market. Jobs made a lot of early Apple investors millionaires by taking a stock that was virtually worthless when he was let go into the $400 range. He created Apple and saved the company when it was on the brink of going under in the late 90′s.

Jobs also created Pixar and turned that company into a force in the motion picture industry. He had a talent for being able to create something great out of nothing. Jobs basically created the home computer industry. He is probably the best entrepreneur of the last twenty five years.

Jobs overcame a lot to reach the status that he achieved. He was an orphan in his early years and was raised by his adoptive parents. He  had been battling pancreatic cancer for years and his appearance changed noticeably.  This never stopped him from developing some of the best products that the world has ever seen. Steve Jobs was and will always be the reason why Apple Inc. became such a dominant force in the world of technology.

Comments

  1. I’m deeply saddened by this. Although I certainly did not know Steve Jobs personally, it’s incredibly depressing to lose such a great human being. He was a true innovator, the likes that only really come around a few times a generation. He made some mistakes as everyone does, notably with his personal life (family), but on a professional front there have been few as prolific. And later on, he fixed some of those earlier personal mistakes. It’s a shame that we won’t have the products in our lives that Jobs could have invented had he still been alive. What a terrible loss to the technology industry.

    My condolences to his family.

  2. I saw the news and was saddened by it as well. The world has lost a visionary.

  3. avatar Jordy says:

    I’ll never forget that I heard the news from the Buy Like Buffett blog first. I keep the rss feed on my igoogle desktop. I just logged on and saw that this thread was posted.

    Very sad news.

  4. I was sad when I heard this news. A great inventor and a better human being has pass. R.I.P Mr. Jobs

  5. avatar Buck Inspire says:

    Yahoo and MSN flashed this headline earlier this afternoon. Buy Like Buffett is the first blog I visited posting this news. Nice job. It’s pretty interesting to read the responses from other tech geniuses and politicians. He was a visionary and an inspiration. I heard an awesome quote from him about market trends and hockey. “He skated toward where the puck will be, not where it has already been.”

  6. He definitely accomplished a lot. And now begins the age of uncertainty. I can’t wait to hear the speculation about Apple’s stock. I’m glad I don’t have to worry about my portfolio. :)

  7. It definitely is sad he died. He was a Buddhist and unless he turned his life to Christ on his death bed his eternity looks pretty bleak. He accomplished a lot, but what is it worth if his soul is lost? He can’t drag a U-Haul behind him to eternity. I personally don’t have any Apple products, but I do like the iPad.

  8. avatar Romeo says:

    Do you think it’s a good time to buy or sell Apple? I’m wondering how the markets will react to this unfortunate news.

  9. I have always been a Windows user – from my first desktop to my latest laptop and cellphone. I never owned any Apple product, but I must admit that I was also affected by his loss. Surely, the world of computers and innovation will never be the same. RIP Steve Jobs.

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