Steve Jobs, the visionary and creative genius who co-founded Apple in a Silicon Valley garage, built it into the world’s leading tech company and led a mobile-computing revolution with wildly popular devices such as the iPhone, died at the age of 56.
He dropped out from Reed College in 1972 and co-founded Apple Inc. He lost his job in 1985 and went on to start Next Inc. the same year. In 1996 when Apple Inc. bought Next Inc. he came back to Apple and went on to serve as its CEO from1997 on wards. If one has to define Steve Jobs’ professional career, then it sure is one large roller coaster ride. The man who is considered to be a revolutionary in the digital age, a legend in the Silicon Valley; someone who started Apple Inc. from scratch and made it a multi-billion dollar venture, has also been a innovative leader in modern history. At one side where Bill Gates was ruling the desktop operating system with Windows and Microsoft Office as his weapon for desktop publishing warfare, Steve Jobs, on the other hand, was advancing in the digital communication genre with his portfolio of iPhones and iPads; gadgets which became icons of the world in no time.
Mr. Jobs personifies a symbol of pursuance of dreams. After being kicked out of the very venture he co-founded, he had two choices: either to give up on his dreams or to kick it back to full power again. That he did! And he did it with class, never letting go of his dream which was the key to excel. It was the pursuance of dreams that made his co-founded company, under his leadership the world’s biggest and richest. He was someone who told the world that firm belief and ambitions can generate such changes which can alter the world altogether.
Despite all that official non-existence of Apple in Pakistan, Pakistani consumers and media feel the same amount of sadness, so does the Phone World Magazine team, over Steve Jobs’ demise. They will miss surely him while using the great innovation in technology such as iPhones and iPads.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary”. – Steve Jobs Commencement Speech at Stanford, 2005