Steve Jobs Day is October 16
October 16 has been officially declared Steve Jobs Day by the Governor of California. Apple will meet on Sunday with some of the most well-known names in Silicon Valley to commemorate the life and achievements of Steve Jobs. Just 11 days ago Jobs lost his battle with pancreatic cancer, leaving behind a world that would not be what it is today without him. The invitation-only memorial will be held by Apple at Stanford University campus on Sunday evening following Steve Jobs' funeral service.
Much of the world is still in shock and dismay following news of Steve Jobs' death at age 56. His legacy is one that will resonate across the world for years and decades to come. As CEO of Apple, Jobs changed the world of technology as we know it. Not only did the iPhone revolutionize mobile technology, but it effectively transformed the way that society communicates and shares with one another.
Apple released the iPhone 4S just days after the death of Steve Jobs, and the device has since broken record shares. Apple reported a record breaking one million pre-order sales within the first 24 hours. While some were initially put-off by the iPhone 4S when it was revealed instead of the anticipated iPhone 5, there's certainly no shortage of mobile users fighting to get their hands on the iPhone 4S. Many waited in the rain and the cold for hours to get the iPhone 4S, some of them willingly choosing to stand in line over pre-ordering online to honor Steve.
The former Apple CEO was once quoted saying, "Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me... Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful... that's what matters to me." Though his life was taken too soon, Steve Jobs was a man who accomplished more in the past ten years than many accomplish in an entire lifetime. New businesses have been born, old ones have thrived and millions across the world have watched as the age of technology and communication have been transformed all because of the iPhone. Jobs dream in his lifetime was the change the lives of others for the better, and there's little room for doubt that he went above and beyond to achieve those dreams. If anything, maybe we should all make a valid effort to begin chasing our own dreams on Steve Jobs Day.Continued on the next page