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In Memoriam: Steve Jobs

Magazine article Information Today

In Memoriam: Steve Jobs

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While we were busy putting the finishing touches on this issue, the news of Steve Jobs' passing hit the media. Although most of us didn't know him personally, he sure changed our world and for the better.

Whether you were a PC or a Mac lover, you couldn't deny that Mr. Jobs had a vision. Many have compared him to Albert Einstein and Henry Ford. We grew to expect great things from him, and he delivered. But the greatness wasn't his alone; he learned to share the limelight with the talented team surrounding him. Sure, he achieved greatness, but his life wasn't easy. He was adopted, a college dropout, and even fired from Apple, the company he co-founded with Steve Wozniak 10 years before that had grown to a $2 billion enterprise.

In his speech at Stanford University's commencement on June 12, 2005, Mr. Jobs was honest and candid. "Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick," Jobs said. …

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