Remembering Steve Jobs (1955-2011)
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.
October 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.
October 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.
October 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.
October 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.
October 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.
October 6, 2011 Commentator Dave Pell looks back on his long, devoted relationship with the Apple Mac. It's the device that got him to do away with pen and paper. It's the device that allows him to create new things, the most significant tribute he can make to Steve Jobs.
October 6, 2011 Everyone should be able to harness technology, Jobs told Fresh Air's Terry Gross in 1996. In memory of Apple's co-founder and former CEO, we listen back to excerpts of their conversation. "Our goal was to bring a liberal arts perspective ... to what had traditionally been a very geeky technology," he said.
October 6, 2011 Wozniak, Apple's other co-founder, was "the key technologist, the scientist, the engineer." Jobs, says Wozniak, was "seeing ways to sell" the computers and "always trying to move to the next level."