Steve Jobs, one of the visionary creative geniuses who created the laptop that allows me to type the word “peen” all day on the internet, has gone off to iHeaven today at the young age of 56. Apple, the company that Steve co-founded, released this statement on their website:
“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.
Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”
Steve stepped down as CEO of Apple earlier this year to continue his battle against pancreatic cancer, which he was diagnosed with in 2004. Steve’s family said that he died peacefully while surrounded by those he loved.
Rest in peace, Steve. Thank you for making it easier (and more fun and more interesting) for us to do everything. I would pour a 40 on my MacBook, but I sort of need it to publish this post. iSad.