Legacy lives on: Steve Jobs and what he has left behind

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Griffin Silver

Reporter

Throughout the last few years, Apple has dominated the digital music player industry.

Many considered it a true loss to America and American culture when on Oct. 5, Steve Jobs, one of the co-founders of Apple and owner of Pixar died.

He had been on medical leave from his position as CEO for pancreatic cancer since Jan. 17. He was replaced by Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook.

Walter Isaacson is a writer who met with Steve Jobs until his death for a biography that was released on Oct. 24.

When Isaacson met with Jobs weeks before his death, he found him “curled up in pain in a downstairs bedroom, too weak to climb stairs.” It was apparent that he was going to die. Even in those moments his mind was “still sharp and his humor vibrant,” Isaacson said.

His “sharp” mind created a legacy that will live on through his self founded, $2.1 billion grossing Apple, ownership of the $4.4 billion Pixar and his two children, which Jobs said were “10,000 times better than anything I’ve ever done.”

Traces of Jobs can be found through recent history as he lived through the hype of Apple and Pixar. He was on the cover of “Time” magazine in April 2010. Because of his success, the sign of an apple with a bite taken out of it is known around the world.

Up to the day before his death, he was working on the unveiling of the iPhone 5 generation. A feeling of deja vu hits when you hear the excitement for the next Apple product pulsate through the schools. Even sitting in an office you can hear, “did you hear about the new iPod?”

Apple’s products are used throughout Pierce College on a regular basis. Apple is so school friendly that many teachers prefer it and the Apple store has a constant student discount on all of Apple’s computers, saving college students anywhere from $50 to $450.

The Puyallup Post is the award-winning student news of Pierce College Puyallup in Puyallup, Washington. Copyright The Puyallup Post 2017. Twitter/Instagram @puyalluppost

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