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Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs holding one of the many Apple products he helped create.

Steve Jobs holding one of the many Apple products he helped create.

Steve Jobs holding one of the many Apple products he helped create.

Caitlin Wilson, Web Editor

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Steve Jobs, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Apple Inc., died October 5th of 2011. He died from respiratory arrest at his home in Palo Alto, Calif. He had been battling pancreatic cancer since mid-2004.

Many actually learned of his passing on one of the many devices he had helped create, an iPhone, iPad or Macbook. Jobs will live forever in those people who continue to use the products he had a part in.

He was an American inventor and entrepreneur. Throughout his lifetime, he designed, developed and marketed some of the most used technology of today. Entrepreneurship and innovation are the core of our national history. We as Americans owe it to Steve Jobs, and to the other thousands of inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs whose daily efforts are what is keeping our nation in the game of global progress.

Jobs was proud of what he had accomplished. One picture circulating on the Internet shows him holding what appears to be a thin MacBook with just his index fingers and gazing straight ahead into the camera with a proud and happy look on his face. Here’s a man that knows he’s holding something special that he helped to bring to life. He knew what he wanted and made it happen even if it took some time. He trusted his instincts and then advanced without pushing anyone else aside. This is the kind of legacy anyone can leave behind, no matter if they have millions like Jobs or have $1.

The reaction of Jobs’ death was tremendous. Many people logged onto Twitter and Facebook to show their condolences. The simple fact that so many people were affected by the news says a lot, especially at a time when so many Americans are fed up with corporate America.

Even President Barrack Obama reflected on Steve Jobs’ death.

Obama had this to say, “The world has lost a visionary and there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success then the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented.”

As we continue to mourn and remember Steve Jobs remember this quote he said, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”

RIP Steve Jobs.

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