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Man of Genius, Steve Jobs Quitted the Scene RIP Steve Jobs
Posted 06 October 2011 - 12:59 PM
Steve Jobs, the original Silicon Valley wunderkind, has died. As his friends and family mourn their loss, the world at large has the impossible task of preparing for the enormous displacement of economic and cultural oceans shuddered to life by his absence.
Nobody in the history of the computer industry or perhaps even in the history of the American entrepreneur was so singularly admired, despised, studied, or feared. His originality—as a designer, innovator, executive, computer buff—is too pure for imitation, expressed across iconic consumer technology that transformed whole industries.
His tyrannical leadership style as Apple's CEO earned him few friends, but his results won him a following unmatched in out time and he remains the seminal figure in the revolution of the personal computer. Yet the man behind the Apple II, Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, iPad and more was, until his death, represented by a modest 146-word bio at Apple.com which ended with a quaint understatement of the massive landscape his genius transfigured: "Steve grew up in the apricot orchards which later became known as Silicon Valley."
RIP, Steve Jobs!
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