Monday, October 10, 2011

The death of Apple Co-founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs

Off message and late - Last Thursday I was rushing to a pension trustee meeting in central London when I noticed a crowd and TV cameras gathered outside the Apple Store in Regent Street. The Co-founder and former CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs had just died of cancer aged 56. Some of the people standing outside did seem genuinely upset

I must admit to being slightly bewildered at such emotion being shown to someone who must have been a total stranger to these people. It is an absolute tragedy to the family and friends of Mr Jobs (who was no doubt a brilliant man) that he should die at such a relatively young age and a loss to the Company and its employees but......maybe it is because I have never owned or used an Apple product and cannot imagine for a moment being so moved, as to place flowers outside a Microsoft establishment upon hearing of the no doubt sad demise of Mr Gates.
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