Today in History: Tribute to Steve Jobs

| October 5, 2016

161003_news_219x365Remember your first Apple product? Maybe it was a computer, device for playing and storing audio, touch screen, or phone? Sleek and sexy technology at the cutting edge. Intuitive, fun, delightful, addictive, always changing.  Or… when the library migrated over from the Dells, becoming beautifully populated with bright new Macs? Our fleet was under command — sailing us into a new era of enhanced usage. Technology experience grew more custom, creative, and compelling — and with no going back. Can you imagine ever going back? Who doesn’t love Apple, dare we ask? Just visit the Apple Store, and see how shopping informs the design of customer service, pushing us to think about the way we can continue to transform research and information in the digital age. From aesthetically bold stores, to attentive, detailed, and personable interactions, it is an engaging lesson. So, thank you, Steve Jobs, for enlightening us in many ways!

American information technology entrepreneur and inventor, Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011), was the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. which he co-founded with Steve Wozniak in 1976. His revolutionary products include iPod, iPhone and iPad which transformed the way we experience technology, as well as major industries, like music and mobile communications. A technology leader, Jobs was closely involved with Pixar Animation Studios, which produced immensely popular and award-winning movies, like “Toy Story.”

Jobs died on October 5, 2011, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. News features stories about Steve Jobs — his life, career, and impact.

The following articles are selected from Proquest Historical Newspapers, which informs and inspires classroom teaching and learning.

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For further insight, check out Steve Job’s 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University, “How to Live Before You Die“.

If you execute a Supersearch on our holdings relating to Steve Jobs, you’ll come up with close to 50,000 hits. Not bad.

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