Steve Jobs: A look at the life of a visionary

Heather Bryant / Sun Star Reporter
Oct. 6, 2011

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

On Oct. 6, Steve Jobs, inventor and tech icon, died from a rare type of pancreatic cancer. Following the announcement of Jobs passing, his family released a statement.

“In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories.”

Check out this timeline for a look at major points in Job’s career.

Here is a gathering of reactions to Job’s passing and at some of the inventions that earned him a place as one of technology’s modern geniuses.

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