Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder, has passed away

Sadly, the former Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs died today at the age of 56, due to its cancer illness. He worked in his beloved company until the last moment: it was this year's august when he officially announced his retirement.

His contribution to the computer industry and later, the smartphone/tablet industry is unquestionable. Jobs started Apple back in the 70s with Steve Wozniak, at the time Chuck Peddle and his team at MOS Technology were trying to sell the 6502 processor and create a personal computer. The Apple I & II computers were 6502 based indeed. In fact, there was a moment when Trammiel was interested in buying Apple, but finally they didn't agree. The microcomputer industry would have been a lot different if Commodore had bought Apple, don't you think? Chuck Peddle himself was also working in Apple closely with Jobs for some months, when he temporally left Commodore in 1979, during the development of the Apple-III computer.

Let's remind today this visonary that already has become a legend. RIP Steve.

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