Steve Jobs – RIP – 1955 – 2011

Steve Jobs, the charismatic technology pioneer who co-founded Apple Inc and changed computers, mobile phones, and films for the better has died at 56

Apple announced the death of Jobs — whose legacy included the Apple II, Macintosh, iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad.

“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,” said the company. “Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.”

Jobs had resigned as CEO of Apple in August, after struggling with illness for nearly a decade, including a bout with pancreatic cancer in 2003 and a liver transplant six years later.

Jobs began dabbling in moviemaking technology in 1986, buying a little old computer graphics division from filmmaker George Lucas’ Lucasfilm Ltd. and renaming the company Pixar.

Pixar struggled financially, causing Jobs to sink much of his personal fotune into it. The turnaround began in late 1995 when Pixar released “Toy Story,” the first feature-length computer-animated film, and it became a smash hit. Pixar went public one week later; making Jobs a billionaire, and has continued to produce box-office hits such as “Up,” “Finding Nemo” and two “Toy Story” sequels. Walt Disney Company bought Pixar for $7.5 billion in 2006, making Jobs the entertainment giant’s largest shareholder.

It’s a very sad day. Cut the Cap sends their condolences to Steve’s family.

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