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No Quick App for Apple’s Mr Fixit: How Steve Jobs Inspires Diabetics

by | 25th, August 2011

STEVE Jobs, the 56-year-old who co-founded and led a world revolution in communications with Apple Corp and then introduced the IPod and IPhone has quit as head of the world’s most successful company.

Thousands of column inches will be written of the man who: left college to become co-founder of a computer giant in a Silicon Valley garage; left the company and later returned to head up the ailing company’s new found success.

He will stay linked to Apple as Chairman of the Board.

Seven years ago the Apple Chief Tech Wizard was faced with his most awesome challenge and announced he had pancreatic cancer. He took sick leave and Apple shares plunged. Steve Jobs returned and scared the investors even more with his gaunt appearance. The I-Series was introduced with the progressively thinner and clearly very ill Jobs fronting up each technical improvement and new product announcement.

Apple’s stock market position waxed and waned with Job’s appearances and health bulletins and in 2009 he announced he now had liver cancer and a transplant was rumoured. He had recently announced another year long sick leave but has had to face up to his own mortality and announced the decision to quit. The tragedy is

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