Steve Jobs

So…as we have all heard recently, Steve Jobs the co-founder of Apple Inc. passed away of pancreatic cancer this week.  I though since he has a huge role in the media of today I would write a little something about him.

Here is a brief biography of him.  Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, he was then adopted by Clara and Paul Jobs.  When he was young his father taught him how to take apart and reconstruct electronics in the garage, which made him the intelligent, innovative thinker he is.  In 1976, when Steve was 21, he and Steve Wozniak started Apple Computers in the Job’s garage.  They revolutionized the computer industry when they invented the Apple I and Apple II computers.  After the next several products with design flaws, they invented the Macintosh which was youthful and creative.  Later Jobs left Apple, and bought a company from George Lucas and created Pixar.  After Pixar merged with Disney, Jobs was the largest shareholder, and he later returned to Apple as the CEO.   Then, as we all know, he went on to invent the iPod,iTunes, iPhone, iPad, Macbook Air, etc.  Apple is very successful today.  In 2003 Jobs was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer.  He died on October 5, 2011 at age 56.

Recently on the radio they have been talking a lot about Steve Jobs, and they did a survey the other day asking people what Apple invention made the most impact in the technological world.

The choices were:

  • Apple II Computer
  • Macintosh Computer
  • iPod and iTunes
  • iPhone
  • iPad

Out of all those choices the most votes went to the iPod and iTunes.  They talked about its significance of changing the way you could listen to your music.  Instead of just a regular mp3 player, you now had a device that could carry your entire music library.  I think it is true.  I remember when iPods came out, they were so popular and everyone wanted them.  They really did change the way everyone listened to music.

Another interesting thing I heard them talking about on the radio, was apparently after Steve Jobs death, the sale of the classic black turtle neck he always wore went through the roof.  It is crazy the effect that famous people have on the world. I just thought that was interesting.

I think we can all agree that Steve Jobs had a tremendous impact on the Mass Communication of today.


Posted on October 8, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Amazing, Steve Jobs was the Thomas Edison of our time. He has left behind a legacy.

  2. I’ve never been much of a fan of the fanatical, rabid following that Apple products have, but it’s impossible to deny how important Steve Jobs was to the world that we live in today and the technology that we use in our daily lives. Even though I’m not a devout Apple user, I definitely love my iPod and iTunes, and it really is incredible to think of what an influence Steve Jobs has had on so many aspects of our lives.

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