Steve Jobs Walks into the Pages of Technology History

October 6, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

‎”Almost everything, all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure. These things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.” –
Steve Jobs 

And, that which is truly important, has been left behind by the transcendent Silicon Valley entrepreneur, in the form of a legend’s memory and work.

Steve Jobs bowed down to death, at the age of 56, after a long battle with a rare form of pancreatic cancer.

When Apple lost the body of their foundation, the world lost a visionary and a pioneer, whose dreams reinvented the technological age. What started as a small garage store, in the company of a high school friend in Silicon Valley, 1976, has now become the giant Apple of Cupertino.

Steve Jobs was a creative genius, who turned the computer from being a geek’s necessity to an average human’s friend. He not only shaped up the use of computers but also molded the future of cellphone and music industry.

Perhaps the greatest gift to the world from Jobs was the launch of the iPod in 2001, with a tag of  “1,000 songs in your pocket.” This was followed by the revolutionary iPhone and iPad.

Under him, Apple rose to become the second-largest company of any kind in the United States by market value and was also considered as the country’s most valuable company.

Jobs had resigned last month after handing over the reins to operations chief Tim Cook. With his passing away, Apple faces the challenge of moving on unparalleled as it has done so, but now in the absence of its mentor.

As we bid goodbye to the genius who rewrote the destiny of technology for the modern world, this speech, from a widely regarded Commencement address Jobs gave to Stanford students in 2005, comes back to mind.

Watch the video posted below and you will realize the greatness of this man.

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