Mastermind behind Apple
Today is an extremely sad day for anyone who has had the pleasure to use any of Apple’s mind blowing products. Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple and the man who transformed consumer technology, has died at the age of 56.
Steve Jobs was the mastermind behind the success of the Technology Giant, Apple. Steve had fought cancer in recent years and received a liver transplant in 2009, stepped down as Apple’s chief executive in August. But his death is still likely to come as a shock to many in Silicon Valley and across the world.
Born on February 24, 1955 and raised in Palo Alto, California, Jobs was one of a handful of figures who straddled two generations that helped transform the small corner of California into the world’s hub for technogical innovation.
Having founded Apple in his family’s garage in 1976 with his friend Steve Wozniak, more than 30 years of innovation resulted in Apple surpassing oil giant Exxon Mobil as the world’s most valuable company earlier this year. In the process Jobs helped reinvent the personal computer, music and mobile phone industries as well as reshape the attitude of millions to technology.
Everyone who works at the Blayney Partnership are huge ‘Mac fans’ and believe that Apple’s innovative products have completely changed our working lives for the better. Our office technology is completely Apple driven and we will sorely miss Steve’s brilliant keynote presentations which unveil the next generation of incredible software and hardware.
We would like to pay a tribute to one of the world’s best inventors who was brave enough to ‘think different’. God bless you Steve.