The only thing harder than predicting the future is creating it. Steve Jobs
did just that. As co-founder of Apple computers, chief executive of Pixar
Animation, and inventor of more technology patents than we could ever list,
Jobs paved the way for our technologically-advanced future, first with the
Apple II and more recently with the iPhone and iPad. Today, Apple has announced
that he has passed away at the age of 56 with a small remembrance on their website.
"Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius,
and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been
fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an
inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built,
and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple."
Jobs worked closely within Apple up until August, when he had to step down
as CEO for health reasons. Through sickness and health he created new ways for
us to interface with the digital world, spurring on technological revolutions
and trends with every step.
And while Jobs rarely made gamers a priority, his creations have led to a new
generation of games that can be enjoyed by anyone at almost any time. Because
of his portable media devices video games are more accessible than ever, and
new, innovative creations are being made available every day for the iPhone and
Jobs also had a hand in the early era of video games, working with Nolan
Bushnell on the Atari and helping to streamline the circuit board for the first
versions of Breakout. Apple has created an email address to contact to share “your
thoughts, memories, and condolences,” which can be accessed .
Oct 5, 2011