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Oct 9 2012   10:23AM GMT

This week in tech history: Steve Jobs passes away

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

Steve Jobs image via Shutterstock

On October 5, 2011, the technology world lost a legend as Apple founder Steve Jobs passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 56.

Known as the ‘Father of the Digital Revolution’, Jobs created Apple in 1976 and turned it into one of the most valuable companies in the world. He developed the future of Apple’s operating systems, Mac OS X and iOS and changed the tech world forever with the creation of the iPhone and iPad. He also founded the computer company NeXT and bought the highly successful animated film studio Pixar.

What do you think was Jobs’s greatest contribution to the IT world? Tell us in the comments below.

Each Tuesday, the ITKE team will take you back in time, as we take a look at the events that have changed technology history. Have a tip for us? Email mtidmarsh@techtarget.com or find us on Twitter (@ITKE).

Disclaimer: All posts presented in the “This week in tech history” series are subjectively selected by ITKnowledgeExchange.com community managers and staff for entertainment purposes only. They are not sponsored or influenced by outside sources.

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