Co-Founder of Apple Steve Jobs Dead at the Age of 56


Remembering that you are going to die, is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking that you have something to lose. You are already naked, there is no reason not to follow your heart. (Steve Jobs, 2005)

Steve Jobs: 1995 – 2011 … Rest in Peace

Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple has died at the age of 56. Sadly, we knew this day was coming as Jobs battled pancreatic cancer, but we just did not want to believe it. He recently stepped down from Apple and many knew that this day was inevitable.  However, what this man did and his vision he brought forth in life … will last an eternity. What an amazing affect this man, who never graduated college, had on all of us and the world. His family said in a released statement by Apple, Mr. Jobs “died peacefully today surrounded by his family.”


Watch Steve Jobs inspiration speech for the 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

Steve Jobs talks about death, “if you live each die as if it was your last, someday you will most certainly be right”. Jobs would ask himself every day when he looked in the mirror, if today was the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” Whenever the answer was no for too many days in a row, Jobs knew he had to change something.

From the Boston Globe:

“He taught all of us how to transform technology into magic,” said John Sculley, Apple’s chief executive in the mid-1980s, and the man who once had Jobs kicked out of the company he’d co-founded.

After he was ousted, Jobs endured a decade of exile. But the experience taught him lessons that would, once he returned, help him lead Apple to unimaginable heights of achievement.

I remember my first Mac, actually it was a Macintosh, as I just dated myself. Typing away and trying to finish my senior thesis for history. I look back on that experience and am in awe just how far we have come in the PC world and just how before its time that Mac really was. Oh those days of the floppy disk.

Steve Jobs, you will be missed, Rest in Peace.

UPDATE I: From Michelle Malkin comes an interesting and appropriate analysis in the face of the anti-capitalist rallies in NYC and across the US juxtaposed to the passing of Steve Jobs. What would the world be like without the vision o Steve Jobs, are we supposed to be upset that he made money fro his visions and hard work? Not in the slightest.

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  • Comments

    11 Responses to “Co-Founder of Apple Steve Jobs Dead at the Age of 56”

    1. Dolf on October 6th, 2011 7:02 am

      Am listing to my ipod..say a little prayer by Dionne Warwick.

      about that update…aren’t they prosteting against the bankers who gambled, lost their money, we refunded them with tax money, they laughed in our faces and got back to the same bussiness?
      Instead off ppl who create actual stuff and get rich by selling that?

    2. Dolf on October 6th, 2011 7:04 am

      Something completely unrelated to S.Jobbs.

      In the beginning of this week there was an article in De Telegraaf about some US woman giving money to JvdS (about 40k usd) to pay for his legal fees.

      Is this true?
      SM: Yes. She is a 55yr old Radiologist in Florida by the name of Mary Hamer. Sometimes age and a college degree does not equate to intelligence or common sense (klaasend)

    3. A Texas Grandfather on October 6th, 2011 2:51 pm


      As long as the federal government tries through the Federal Reserve System to control the money supply, bailouts will continue. The bankers need to be allowed to fail.

      It is the governments fault that they were NOT allowed to fail. The solution is to get the government out of the banking and money business.

      The pencil story and the highlighted area at the close of Michell Malkin’s piece tell it all.

      The Little “wet behind the ears” college protestors on wall street are the product of a socialist environment in our K-12 and college school systems. They believe that the bankers are the reason they don’t have jobs or that the rich should take care of them because the rich have too much money.

      This is the socialist load of baloney that they carry around in their collective heads.

      Steve Jobs didn’t wait for someone to give him what he thought would allow him to live. He understood that everyone must get off their backside and work for what they get out of life. As Thomas Edison once said about invention. “It is 99 percent perspriation and 1 percent inspiration.” Work brings richs, begging does not.

    4. rightknight on October 6th, 2011 9:29 pm

      Steve Jobs, a great man!

    5. NGBoston on October 6th, 2011 11:29 pm

      Steve Jobs, a true visionary and innovator.

      Rest in Peace….

      “Stay hungry, stay foolish” …..

    6. Dolf on October 7th, 2011 5:31 am

      Texas, and if a collaps of a bank threatens the entire global economy?

      Banks need regulation, its the gov. responsibility to write that (to protect the citizens against abuse) and personaly I think its a real big slap in the face. The banks were bailed out with our money, their solution: try to steal even more.

      f* those bankers, take away their money and have them work at MacD.

    7. Zachriel on October 7th, 2011 5:42 am

      Just for the record, Jobs donated primarily to Democrats and supported Obama. By most estimations, he was a progressive.

      Here’s an interesting blog on Steve Jobs: Arab-American, Buddhist, Psychedelic Drug User, and Capitalist World-Changer
      SM: Of course Jobs was a Democrat, that does not mean he did not change the world. What is most comical is that the anti-Capitalist protesters in NYC railing against Wall Street and capitalism all probably have a Apple product.

      Apple is a Wall Street traded company.

      However, Steve Jobs no matter what his political leanings accomplished great things.

    8. Zachriel on October 7th, 2011 6:02 am

      SM: Of course Jobs was a Democrat, that does not mean he did not change the world.

      Of course not.

    9. NGBoston on October 7th, 2011 6:43 am

      Dolf— I agree with you this time. I really do.

    10. Elmer on October 7th, 2011 8:50 am

      Re #7: Very well put, Red! He truly was a world-changer. As many have said, he was the Thomas Edison of his generation.

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