Steve Jobs Dead At 56

Steve Jobs Dead At 56

Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple Inc. and father of the iPhone, has died at age 56. His family said he died peacefully surrounded by family. Jobs started Apple with a high school friend in a Silicon Valley garage in 1976, was forced out a decade later and returned in 1997 to rescue the company. Apple grew into the most valuable technology company in the world with a market value of $351 billion.

Mr Bill Gates, the former chief executive of Microsoft, said in a statement that he was "truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs's death". He added: "The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come.

"For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it's been an insanely great honour. I will miss Steve immensely."

We, at Lacrosse Playground, are deeply saddened by the passing of Jobs. We wanted share with you what is known to be one of the most inspirational speech's of all time, the 2005 Stanford Commencement Address. Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks -- including death itself.

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