6. October 2011 11:23
Wednesday the 5th October 2011 will stick in my mind as the day we lost one of the greatest innovators of our time. Steve Jobs had been at the helm of the worlds most valuable (227billion) technology giant, Apple since he started the company 35 years ago in his parent’s garage, but due to failing health he resigned as CEO in late August 2011, sadly today he lost his battle against pancreatic cancer at the age of 56.
Social media networks have been flooded with tributes to the technology guru, so much so that Twitter was struggling to cope with the number of tweets being posted; early reports indicate that Jobs is likely to break the current record of 8,868 tweets per second, it’s estimated that the figure could exceed 10,000 tweets per second!
Steve Jobs has forever changed the way we use and look at technology, he made it sexy! His innovative products such as the iPhone and iPad which have revolutionised the way we communicate today are testament to this.
Steve Jobs will be missed by many, but may his spirit live on in Apple…