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By Wyatt Earp | October 6, 2011

Apple Chairman and Co-Founder Steve Jobs has passed away. He was 56 years old.

You can say what you want about Apple and their products, but there is no denying the fact that Steve Jobs was a complete and utter genius. He made life a lot easier – for everyone.

Steven P. Jobs, the Apple Inc. chairman and co-founder who pioneered the personal computer industry and changed the way people think about technology, died Wednesday at the age of 56.

His family, in a statement released by Apple, said Mr. Jobs “died peacefully today surrounded by his family…We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.”

The company didn’t specify the cause of his death. Mr. Jobs had battled pancreatic cancer and several years ago received a liver transplant. In August, Mr. Jobs stepped down as CEO, handing the reins to Tim Cook.

Godspeed, Steve. Thank you for sharing your brilliance.

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12 Responses to “iMourn”

  1. Ingineer66 Says:
    October 6th, 2011 at 12:04 am

    He changed the world 3 times, most great innovators would like to do that once. Godspeed Mr. Jobs.

  2. realwest Says:
    October 6th, 2011 at 12:04 am

    RIP Steve Jobs. Thank you for sharing your brilliance with us.
    Sympathies and condolences to his family, friends and all of us who admired him and his genius so much.

  3. Jim Says:
    October 6th, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Phillip Klein said it well on Twitter: Countless ppl learning Steve Jobs died on devices that wld not exist w/o his vision. That’s a legacy.

  4. Sally Anne Says:
    October 6th, 2011 at 7:08 am

    So sad. The man was absolutely brilliant.

  5. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 6th, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Ingineer66 – Everything he touched turned to gold.

    Real – Agreed.

    Jim – Yes, it is. He was bigger than life.

    Sally Anne – A true genius.

  6. BlackOrchid Says:
    October 6th, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I am absolutely heartbroken. And I knew it was coming. It just isn’t fair. The world is a lesser place, today.

  7. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 6th, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Orchid – Agreed. And he was only 56. Not fair.

  8. bob (either orr) Says:
    October 6th, 2011 at 9:56 am

    It will be interesting to see how Apple survives without Mr. Jobs’ vision. That, more than anything else, is what propelled the iPad, the iPhone, etc.
    Steve Jobs will be remembered as an American giant, as transformative a figure as Henry Ford almost a century earlier.
    Mandatory snark: The government has nothing to do with Steve’s (and Apple’s) success.
    Godspeed, Steve.

  9. Ranba Ral Says:
    October 6th, 2011 at 10:10 am

    His company didn’t really do a whole lot original technologically, but the man knew how to market. Because of that, a lot of technology went from the realm of the nerd, to popularly acceptable. Gotta give him props for that.

  10. Randal Graves Says:
    October 6th, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I thank him for a kick ass operating system that rarely ever has a hiccup. Windows users should thank him for Windows.

  11. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 6th, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Bob – Someone on Twitter wrote that he was put up for adoption, dropped out of college, and slept on friends’ floors. Did he whin and complain? No, he worked hard and achieved the American dream.

    Ranba – Made smart phones easy for dolts like me.

    Randal – Agreed.

  12. deadcenter Says:
    October 7th, 2011 at 1:58 am

    A true visionary. Given a mass of disparate parts he saw the future where some saw potential and most of us could only see parts. Although I own no Apple products and think their products are overpriced, I will miss seeing him unveiling the next big innovation.