Remembering Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Heads of state, business and technology leaders, and throngs of consumers, who were touched by his products, are mourning the loss of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday at age 56. The news comes little over a month after Jobs stepped down as CEO of the company, on August 24, due to his declining health. Jobs was battling pancreatic cancer. New Yorker writer Ken Auletta wrote an obituary for Jobs last night, saying Jobs' creations "changed our lives." "The Macintosh, the iTunes store that induced people to pay for music and other content, Pixar, which forever changed animation, the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. These were more than technological feats. Apple products were beautifully designed, as well," Auletta wrote.

Auletta writes the "Annals of Communication" column for The New Yorker, and is author of "Googled: The End of the World as We Know It."

Guests:

Ken Auletta

Produced by:

Jen Poyant

Comments [5]

clspdx

When I first encountered a Macintosh computer, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. No more frustration over the only-comprehenible-to-the-elite-computer-geeks-in-on-the-secret-codes-linear-language. Oh!, need to put something in a file? Drag it into a little manila file folder! And down on the right is the trash can! And wait, you can change the font size without knowing calculus!

I'll never forget the moment. Never.

Thank you, Steve Jobs, for your understanding and celebration of our intuitive visual language, and so much more . . . . so much more.

Oct. 08 2011 12:30 AM
Angel from Miami, FL

So this is how a religion starts.

Oct. 07 2011 01:47 PM
Juanita from Texas

Steve Jobs did more to make smart phones and technology accessible to visually impaired people than anyone else in the past 20 years. I'm a happy IPhone user using Voice Over!

Oct. 06 2011 09:23 AM
Thrasher

Refresh the NEWTON!!

Oct. 06 2011 08:18 AM

Steve Jobs had such a profound effect upon my everyday life that I feel this personal connection to him and a great sense of loss today. The first time I saw a Macintosh in 1984, with it's graphical interface and mouse, it was like discovering a new room in my house that I never knew existed before, but was so familiar, I just knew it had to have been there the whole time. Now I dream in windows and click them closed. My phone and computer might as well be a sixth sense, so of a bionic extension.
Thank you Steve Jobs.

Oct. 06 2011 08:02 AM

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