On October 5, 2011, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, the technological visionary and founder of Apple Computer, Steve Jobs, passed away. Steve Jobs’ contributions to the tech industry are huge. Along with Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs started the computing revolution with his Apple II computer. After being forced out of Apple, Jobs later founded NeXT and later acquired Pixar, the company that would redefine the animated feature film industry. In 1997, Apple would buy NeXT, which caused Jobs to return to Apple so that the technology created in NeXT would be used as the basis for future Apple operating systems, Mac OS and iOS. By introducing the iPhone and iPad, Jobs would end the PC era that he started and ushered in a new technological era that brought Apple back from near collapse to become the most valuable company in the world. Steve Jobs at the 2010 Worldwide Developers Conference – Source Visit our section “Such a day as today” for more Technology Ephemeris.