The New York Times has published a touching eulogy for Steve Jobs by his sister, the novelist Mona Simpson. It’s one of those pieces I have not stopped thinking about. Sure, it offers a glimpse into Jobs’ rarely-seen-before private life, but that’s not what’s caused me to cry repeatedly. I think it’s more how Simpson manages to paint such a vivid, in-your-face picture of death. She spares no detail – like the fact that her powerful, larger-than-life brother was desperate for a simple piece of ice, or that his breathing became “severe, deliberate, purposeful.” More
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So here’s a rather fascinating YouTube video I stumbled across, the title pretty much says it all — “A Magazine Is an iPad That Does Not Work.” After a parent lets their one-year-old daughter play with an iPad, they are suddenly baffled and confused as to why the images in a magazine don’t similarly respond to touch. More
My brother and I chatted last night about Steve Jobs and how we both admired his work. Like everyone else on the internet, I’ve been reading as much as I can about the man and his legacy. And I came across a fantastic article that included some great wisdom for this day and age where we schedule each and every one of our children within a minute of their lives: let them be bored. More
Steve Jobs is trending on Twitter right now, which is oddly fitting and not at all surprising. When the sad news of his death broke last night, most people found out on one of the devices Jobs himself created – iPhone, iPad, MacBook – and instantly began weighing in on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. What’s amazing to me is that such a public figure – one who made communication so simple, who enabled us to share everything from personal photos to random thoughts with the world – managed to keep his own life so private.
This is a post from our sister site, Blisstree.
Steve Jobs died Wednesday of a rare type of cancer, just weeks after receiving a liver transplant and stepping down from his long-time position as Apple’s CEO after saying that he “could no longer meet [his] duties and expectations as Apple CEO.” But while we’ll likely be learning from his example in business and tech for decades to come, it doesn’t seem like we’ll be learning nearly so much about his cancer or treatment. He survived far longer than doctors predicted — initially, they only gave him three to six months to live — but Jobs was so secretive about his illness and treatment that little is known about his rare form of cancer (called ‘islet cell neuroendocrine tumor’). Here are the answers we do have about his battle with cancer and his death:
What kind of cancer did Steve Jobs have?
Jobs first announced to his employees that he’d been diagnosed with a tumor in his pancreas in 2004, and received what’s commonly called a “whipple procedure” to remove the tumor in July of the same year. More
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has died at age 56 and the world is mourning the loss of a brilliant visionary. Mere minutes after news broke of Jobs’ untimely death, countless tributes and timelines infiltrated the web – and they’ll no doubt continue to do so for days and weeks, certainly, but even for decades to come. This man was a genius, after all, and he transformed not only the way we use technology but how we embrace it, too.
The first thing I thought, however, when I heard the news, was of Jobs’ family. Here’s this major public figure who inspired millions, maybe billions, of people but, at the end of the day, it’s his wife Laurene Powell Jobs and his four children – Lisa, Reed, Erin and Eve – who knew him best, and who are no doubt suffering the most. More
No matter how much we may have anticipated this news, Apple founder Steve Jobs‘ death is a tragedy and a shock. Few men have had such an effect on the world as he did. We all admire his blending of design and function, his tenacity and focus on perfection, and his leadership of many companies. He died from pancreatic cancer, a particularly horrible form of the disease, at too young an age. But what he accomplished in that life is tremendous.
It’s worth considering, too, his two mothers. More