With the news that Apple founder Steve Jobs died yesterday at age 56, we here at TVWeek were thinking how we can all learn from him and honor his legacy.
A good place to start is to read (or re-read) an item about a very special article that we posted several weeks ago. It’s by Eric Jackson, a tech writer at Forbes, and is titled "The Top 10 Lessons Steve Jobs Can Teach Us–If We’ll Listen." You can find it if you click here.
Social networking sites were flooded today with remembrances for Apple founder Steve Jobs, after news of his death surfaced Wednesday. Jobs, who transformed computers, music and movies, died at age 56, The New York Times reports.
Apple, the company founded by Jobs and his high school friend Stephen Wozniak, announced his death Wednesday evening. A statement issued by his family said that Jobs died "peacefully," surrounded by his family, reports PCMag.com.
Jobs had been diagnosed with and treated for a rare type of pancreatic cancer in 2004, and took a medical leave of absence in January 2011, the story notes. He stepped down from Apple as its chief executive on Aug. 24, saying he couldn’t meet his duties and expectations in the role.
Jobs had a knack for telling consumers what we needed before we wanted it, reports the Associated Press.
As TVWeek previously reported, Apple earlier this week revealed its latest iPhone, a version that was greeted with a lukewarm reception. "Perhaps, there would have been more excitement had Jobs been well enough to show it off with his trademark theatrics," the AP reports.
Consumers and fans overwhelmed Twitter with their reactions to his death, with many users seeing the service’s so-called "Fail Whale," an image of a whale that’s shown when Twitter has more messages than it can handle, reports the U.K.’s Telegraph.
Jobs had an enormous influence directly on Hollywood as well. It was after he bought Pixar from George Lucas that Pixar began making feature films. The string of successful pictures made by Pixar is without precedent.
Furthermore, Apple’s editing software has been extremely influential in Hollywood.
And Hollywood personalities were among those pouring out their condolences about Job’s death on Twitter, with "Two and a Half Men" star Ashton Kutcher noting, "We have all surfed on the wake of Steve Jobs ship. Now we must learn to sail, but we will never forget our skipper," according to the Telegraph.