Goodbye Steve Jobs

Yesterday’s announcement of Steve Jobs’ death was a significant event in the history of computing and innovation. Jobs has been a major player in the development of technology and its impact on our world for the past 30+ years. From the original wooden Apple computer in 1977 to the thin, sleek, glass iPad 2 in 2011, Jobs helped personalize and demystify technology for the masses.

At BrainPOP we want to acknowledge Jobs and Apple Inc’s attention to education. Students and teachers the world over have used Apple’s hardware and software to express their ideas, explore their world and learn about themselves. Jobs and his colleagues at Apple knew it wasn’t about technology but about being human. The company put impeccable user experience at the core of their mission: “It’s in AppleĀ¹s DNA that technology alone is not enough: it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing.”

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4 Responses to “Goodbye Steve Jobs”

  1. Kari Stubbs Says:

    A reporter on CNN this morning said that perhaps the “next Steve Jobs” is one of the children in classrooms today who is using his trailblazing tools, like the iPad, to learn. The comment gave me a level of optimism as I mourn this great loss.

  2. Susan Says:

    I was a new teacher 25 years ago when I saw an Apple IIe sitting on a shelf in the backroom of our school library. I checked it out along with the floppy disks that were available and my students and I played a lot of Wheel of Fortune on that computer that year. A few years later, I was running a computer lab filled with Mac computers.

    Because of the foresight of Steve Jobs and his company of making technology more user friendly, I have been able to help students, young and old, to embrace the use of technology.

    I would be floundering without my iMac, iPhone, and iPad!

  3. Rachel Lee Jiaying Says:

    without IPad, IPhone& IPodtouch, i will not be able to learn…

  4. Fran Says:

    The computer always had a brain. Steven Jobs gave the computer a personality and some sass!

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