Steve Jobs would have been 66 today, Wednesday, February 24th, 2021. Born in 1955, Steve Jobs passed away at the age of 56 after a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer.
The co-founder of Apple, Inc. and the primary reason for the company’s resurgence in the late 1990’s and 2000’s was known for his dedicated to detail, quiet philanthropy, his dedication to pursuing the ultimate in computing integration as well as a sharp tongue and ability to take those of us who were Apple fans along with him for the ride.
Steve was a master salesman and it was once said about him that he could sell rocks to the hungry as he was so good at it. Over the years through many keynote speeches, everyone came to expect his inevitable “One More Thing” at the end of each speech which in many cases was more earth shattering and profoundly world changing than the rest of the keynote speech
We here at Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange have long been the beneficiary of his and Steve Wozniak’s visions of the computing world and have been at many of the events where Jobs spoke at. Always entertaining and enlightening, Steve was one who knew how to. turn a good jab into a better one but also someone who knew when to turn to one of his people, throw the prompter at them and say to them, “Fix it!”
Even, current Apple, Inc. CEO Tim Cook took the time to recognize Steve on his birthday and his accomplishments, tweeting: