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Steve Jobs Dead From Pancreatic Cancer: More Than Just a Visionary

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Steve Jobs, the legendary innovator and co-founder of Apple Computer passed away Wednesday.  And with his death ends the era of one of America's most extraordinary citizens to ever live.

Jobs was more than just a businessman and a visionary. He was a postitive symbol of American Capitalism and innovation. With so much negative news surrounding CEOs in the past decade, Jobs bucked that trend. He was above it.

He transcended the image of the nefarious, old CEO who pillages their workforce and exploits America. Steve Jobs was cool and didn't even try to be. He just was.

Even though he became a billionaire and a power broker, he was still that same laid back kid who tinkered with computers in a garage in the 1970's. Check out the clip below for a beautiful photo slideshow of Steve Jobs and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

 

Steve Jobs led Apple through a renaisance, which transformed the company from a struggling computer maker in the mid-90's to a Super Corporation. For a moment Apple became the most valuable company on the Stock Market - outpacing Exxon Mobile.

With the invention of the iPod, iPhone, and iPad - he has left an indelible mark upon America which will never go away. Steve Jobs' iRevolution will live on and continue to evolve long after his passing.

Steve Jobs may be gone, but his impact on our society has just begun.

He will be sorely missed and never forgotten.

Steve Jobs' co-founder Steve Wozniak, like many of us is extremely stunned by his death. As is, Bill Gates who reacted to his former rival's death. Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Bill Gates were and will forever be linked due to their impact upon Silicon Valley.

They were to the Information Age what Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, and George Lucas (who were all friends and collaborators) were to the film industry.

Mr. Jobs was just 56 years old and likely passed away from pancreatic cancer.

Contact Dennis Bakay at dbakay@philly2philly.com

 

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