The news came as a shock to the tech community not moments ago that computer luminary, Steve Jobs, has passed away. It has been known that Steve had been battling cancer for some time and now that battle has come to an end. Jobs has done a great deal in changing the world we now live in.

He brought has the original Macintosh computer that turned the electronics world on it’s ear. Soon came the iPod, which changed how we listened to music. Then it was the iPhone, which changed how we communicated. The latest iteration of the iPhone series, the iPhone 4S, was just announced yesterday. Now the visionary behind Apple has bowed to the world and had the lights dim on him for the final time.

Steve Jobs is survived by his wife, Laurene, and his four children.

If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.

-Steve Jobs

The family has released a statement:

Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family. In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories. We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.

If you wish to express your thoughts about Steve, you can do so in the comments below as well as rememberingsteve@apple.com

 

Rest in peace Steve Jobs. He was 56.

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