Steve Jobs, Apple’s iconic co-founder and leader for most of its glorious days, was born 57 years ago today, February 24th. Little did anyone know at the time that Jobs would become the CEO of what is today the most valuable company on the planet.
Jobs, as most Apple fans should know, died last year after a decade-long struggle with pancreatic cancer.
When the doctors broke the news to him, he refused treatment for 9 straight months, during which he tried all sorts of vegan diets, acupuncture and other naturist cures that ultimately failed to rid him of the malignant tumor in his pancreas.
At one point during his fight with cancer, the visionary genius appeared to have been cured. He was not. In fact, some believe the Apple CEO lied about his well-being during his famous speech at Stanford University in 2005.
Two years later, Steve Jobs unveiled the MacBook Air appearing frail and weak. To calm spirits down, the CEO issued a statement to the press saying his thinness was a temporary setback because of the medication. It was not.
He resigned from his CEO position with Apple only a couple of months before his death.
During these two months, Jobs was said to have continued his work on Apple’s future products, and that he also talked to author Walter Isaacson, who was putting the finishing touches on his official biography.
On October 4th, 2011, one day before the cancer would ultimately claim his life, Jobs watched the iPhone 4S unveiling by his friend and colleague, Tim Cook, via a special video stream to his home in Palo Alto, California.
Today, Steve Jobs would have celebrated his 57th birthday. Through the awesome products he created and helped create, Steve Jobs is still alive in the hearts of numerous Apple fans out there.
On their behalf, as well as our own, we wish you a sincere happy birthday, Mr. Jobs! The world is infinitely better because of you.