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Remembering Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

Oct 25, 2011 — The "i" prefix began as an abbreviation for the word "Internet," but ended up being much more than that. "By the time i- was fleshed out, Apple had transformed itself from a culty computer-maker to a major religion," says linguist Geoff Nunberg.
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Oct 25, 2011 — After Steve Jobs was diagnosed with cancer, he asked Walter Isaacson to write his biography. The new book tells the personal story of the man behind the personal computer — from his childhood in California to his thoughts on family, friends, death and religion.
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Oct 8, 2011 — Apple helped pioneer the use of computers in schools back in the 1980s with the graphical interface of the Macintosh. These days, it's the iPad that's the hot trend in education and Jobs' education legacy is growing with the popularity of mobile devices in the classroom.
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Oct 8, 2011 — You might see the insight that drove Steve Jobs' life when you watch a child with one of the products he designed, from a Mac laptop to an iPhone. It's playtime. Children — and adults — look, touch, try stuff and smile. Steve Jobs understood that creativity and play spring from the same source.
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Oct 7, 2011 — Steve Jobs helped build an iconic company and then transformed industry and popular culture, much like Thomas Edison or Walt Disney. They possessed qualities that set them apart from other tycoons of industry. Now that Jobs is gone, it may be decades before we see his like again.
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Oct 6, 2011 — Even now, there is more we don't know about Steve Jobs' health struggle than we know. From a rare type of cancer to a liver transplant performed under great secrecy, details about the Apple CEO's illnesses and treatments remained hidden.
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Oct 6, 2011 — The tech world is mourning Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday from complications of pancreatic cancer. But what will become of Apple without its charismatic co-founder? The company aims to keep the Jobs magic alive — from his management style to his infectious enthusiasm for the products.
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Oct 6, 2011 — Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple, died Wednesday at the age of 56. Jobs was a visionary who led the company through the invention of the iPod, iPhone and ipad. But Bob Garfield, co-host of WNYC's On The Media thinks he was something else as well: a liberator, and a brilliant advertiser.
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Oct 6, 2011 — His address inspired many. It was a rare moment when the Apple co-founder spoke about himself. "You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever," he said.
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Oct 6, 2011 — Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday, did not invent the computer, or the mouse, or the smartphone, or MP3 players. But it was his vision that made them accessible, user-friendly and enormously popular.
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