Steve Jobs, the iconic Apple founder and consumer technology market revolutionary, would have turned 57 today. He was born on February 24, 1955 in San Francisco, California and passed away last year on October 5 after a 8-year long struggle against pancreatic cancer.
Many Apple fans all over the world will salute this extraordinary gentleman and the way he touched most of our lives in some way through his vision and ability to deliver. The dedication of Apple fans is by itself a testimony to the promise of quality products that the company delivers to its customers. The Apple products speak for themselves, there is very little need to market them.
FYI, Apple fans, the party is on outside the company’s flagship store at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue, NYC from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m today as per reports on the NY Post.There is news that there will be vegan cake served and black turtle necks will be handed out.
Jobs has often been described as a visionary and a pioneer, but one must also add the tag of a shrewd business man who really cared about his products. Not to understate the fact that he was a very determined man. This may have come across in many forms for people working with him, but it cannot take away the fact that his methods did result in Apple producing some amazing products that many others may have balked at creating.
According to a story from a 2011 interview with biographer Walter Isaacson, Jobs revealed at one point he met with U.S. President Barack Obama, complained of the nation’s shortage of software engineers, and told Mr. Obama that he was “headed for a one-term presidency.” Jobs proposed that any foreign student who got an engineering degree at a U.S. university should automatically be offered a green card. After the meeting, Jobs commented,
“The president is very smart, but he kept explaining to us reasons why things can’t get done…. It infuriates me.”
To speak of Jobs and not speak of Apple is impossible. But we must also not forget about his contributions to the computer graphics and animation industry. His influence on the generations of today has left its mark.