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Jobs passed away one year ago today from complications with pancreatic cancer

Today marks one year since Apple's former CEO Steve Jobs died, and the tech company is paying tribute to its late leader on the Apple homepage.

When visiting the Apple website today, a video automatically appears instead of the usual product tabs for shopping. The video, which is nearly two minutes long, is a montage of Jobs from his early days at Apple to his later years.

The video highlights some of Apple's largest moments with Jobs, such as the unveiling of major products like the iMac, the iPod and the iPhone. Along with soft cello playing in the background are quotes from Jobs over the years.

At the end of the video, a message from current Apple CEO Tim Cook appears:

Steve’s passing one year ago today was a sad and difficult time for all of us. I hope that today everyone will reflect on his extraordinary life and the many ways he made the world a better place.
One of the greatest gifts Steve gave to the world is Apple. No company has ever inspired such creativity or set such high standards for itself. Our values originated from Steve and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple. We share the great privilege and responsibility of carrying his legacy into the future.
I’m incredibly proud of the work we are doing, delivering products that our customers love and dreaming up new ones that will delight them down the road. It’s a wonderful tribute to Steve’s memory and everything he stood for.
- Tim

Jobs died from complications with pancreatic cancer one year ago today at the age of 56. Just previous to that, in August 2011, Jobs had stepped down from his position as Apple CEO. Cook stepped in as his successor.

Source: Apple

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RE: Owell
By TakinYourPoints on 10/5/2012 4:54:13 PM , Rating: 2
As much as I hate the personality of CEOs and cops - those personalities are necessary because it they are the right ones for the job. Are all of the like that, or just all of the good ones? No. There's a different style for everyone and there are exceptions to the rule. Being an a$$hole to your employees sucks for you and them, but if lighting a fire under their butts is what it takes to get the job done, then so be it.

I work in the film business. I've heard more than my share of stories about people like David Fincher and James Cameron. Hell, I was around Cameron a fair amount in the 90s. These people are highly demanding at work and not the nicest people in the world, but they're also very good at their jobs and push people to deliver beyond what they normally would.

I'm not saying that being mean is a requirement for doing good, but sometimes delivering great work means no compromise.

I can separate between the person and the work, but not everyone can.

The worst situation is someone who is a tyrant but has zero taste or talent, those are the ones who are truly awful.

RE: Owell
By retrospooty on 10/5/2012 5:21:46 PM , Rating: 2
I agree. At least Jobs had taste and talent. He was a tasteful, talented, lying asshole.

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