© apple - steve jobs [1955-2011]
steven paul jobs, the visionary co-founder and former chief executive of the technology company apple inc., died on wed - oct 5. he was 56. apple said in a press release that it was 'deeply saddened' to announce that mr. jobs had passed away. 'steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives', the company said. 'the world is immeasurably better because of steve'. perhaps more than any other chief executive, mr. jobs was seen as inseparable from his company’s success. the company has outflanked most of its rivals in the technology industry with the iphone and the ipad, which have been blockbuster hits with consumers [source: the new york times].