Honoring the One Year Anniversary of the Loss of Steve Jobs

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Update: Apple has a video highlighting some of Mr. Jobs's best moments featured on the front page of Apple.com. Following the video is a written message from current Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Tim Cook on Steve Jobs

One year ago today — October 5, 2011 — Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs passed away at the age of 56.

Steve Jobs 1 Year Anniversary of Passing

Mr. Jobs had long been ill, facing pancreatic cancer and its complications for several years. After taking a medical leave of absence from the company in early 2011, he officially resigned his position as CEO in August, naming then COO Tim Cook as his successor. Mr. Jobs remained Chairman of the company’s Board until his death several weeks later.

Always a controversial figure, Mr. Jobs played vital roles in creating and transforming technologies related to computing, communication, music, and animation. On the day of his death, Apple posted the following message on its website, informing the world of the news and honoring the man who helped found the company and would later return to save it:

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

As we remember a true visionary, and enjoy so many of the products and services he helped create, we also send our thoughts and wishes to the Jobs family, from which he was taken far too soon.

TMO will have additional coverage throughout the day as the technology and entertainment communities pay homage to Mr. Jobs and his legacy, and examine the path Apple has taken since his departure.

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Comments

onemoreanimal

I didn’t know the man, but October 5 was one of the saddest days of my life.  Steve was a great role model, perhaps not in the social sense, but rather in how he showed us that we don’t have to play by the rules, that creativity is out greatest asset, and that one person’s ideas are not too small to change the world.

Luis

You should also have this here. It’s an amazing song made with the lyrics of the think different campaign. I find it pretty moving…  Rip Steve

http://youtu.be/JaAPaEU1Kjo

Gloria orozco

It.s said that now that he.s gone I.m finally giving up on my dell and hoping to but a mac.  Ironic my type in security code

FlipFriddle

Classy tribute.

Aftermac

This was definitely a bittersweet time for me last year. Steve passed on 10/5, and my twin sons were born the next day, on 10/6. Steve was one of my biggest idols, and he is sorely missed.

geoduck

A year ago I was unemployed and Steve Jobs passed away.

2011 sucked

mrmwebmax

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I lived my life, and continue to do so, caught between technology and the arts, never knowing which way to go. The Mac gave me an outlet in the 1980s with desktop publishing, which led to graphic design, which led to website development. I honestly don’t know what I’d have done with my life without the innovations of Apple…without the marrying of technology and liberal arts by Steve. RIP.

Lancashire-Witch

Here’s to the Crazy One. He may be gone but he will never, ever be forgotten.
Every one of us here should feel proud and inspired to be able to say,  to a young person holding an Apple product in the future, “I remember when ... “

akcarver

I miss Steve. That’s all I can say.

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