Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Passing of Steve Jobs

'No one wants to die. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it.' - Jobs at Stanford University

CNBC at 7.50 am local time announced Apple's Steve Jobs' passing. It is no doubt that given of his frail state from his battle against pancreatic cancer that Jobs has been away since early of the year until now. 

I suppose that this last photo of Jobs shows how frail he was.

There have been two articles written prior to his passing. The first one is above, dated 28 August 2011 from Daily Mail UK while the other was from ABC News which documents about the regrets of adoption by his biological father

Excerpt from the Daily Mail:

Looking gaunt and frail, this is Steve Jobs seen for the first time since his surprise departure from Apple last week.

This picture, taken outside the technology mogul’s California home, fuelled fears that Jobs was nearing the end in his eight-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

The 56-year-old Apple founder looked even thinner than he did during his last public appearance two months ago.

Jobs, who founded Apple in his garage in 1976, seemed almost too weak to hold himself up as he prepared to get into a waiting car in Palo Alto, northern California.

He wore a black long-sleeved T-shirt, black shorts and sandals instead of his familiar turtleneck and jeans for the trip to nearby San Francisco, the city where he was born.

Jobs made no direct reference to his health problems in his letter of resignation to the Apple board last week.

He wrote only that he had always said he would step down as CEO if he felt he could no longer do the job to his high standards.

If there's one think the world has to thank Mr. Jobs for it is the iPod, iPad and the phone that beats Blackberry, iPhone. It's a sad thing that he would not be around to see the iPad3 and the iPhone5.

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