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Day 199: Remembering Steve Jobs

Remembering Steve Jobs – October 6, 2011

Okay, so it might seem a little odd to be writing about Steve Jobs here at General Sarge HQ. But there is no denying he was a man who not only built an incredible business and legacy, but also changed the way we communicate.

Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs died after battling a series of illnesses over the years including pancreatic cancer. He was just 56 years old. Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004. He returned to the public eye in 2006 following treatment. But, his health always remained in question. On August 24 of this year Jobs resigned as Apple CEO saying he could “no longer meet his duties” as head of Apple.

The family of Steve Jobs issued the following statement – “Steve died peacefully surrounded by his family. In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary. In his private life he cherished his family.”

Connecting Military Families Face to Face

Day 184 - A Video Call From Ben
Image by drrus2000 via Flickr

As we remember Steve Jobs here at General Sarge HQ it’s worth noting how he changed the communication world and many military families appreciate his technology. I admit, I was never one to jump onto the Apple bandwagon. I do not have an iPhone nor have I ever owned one. I do have an iPod that was given to me as a gift.

But recently I plunged into the Apple world with the purchase of an iPad 2. The main reason I got one revolves around the fact that we can now video call with Ben. I know many military families make use of an iPad and other Apple products as a way to not only stay in touch with their loved one in the military, but also to see them face to face. So on this day when we remember Steve Jobs and all the wonderful technology he gave us through the years, we’re also thankful for the ability he gave us to see our loved ones who are serving in the military.

Staying Army Strong!
Dr. Rus

2 thoughts on “Day 199: Remembering Steve Jobs

  1. I was never on the Apple bandwagon either, until I got my iPad and later my iPhone. Steve Jobs was an amazing visionary, and after delving a little deeper into the workings of Apple, I realized how much of an inspiration he is to entrepreneurs (like me) as well.

    1. Hey Tracy;

      I totally forget that he’s having another effect on the military too. I just remembered the article I came across about the military using iPads in combat now for a wealth of information, including the GPS ability. Truly amazing.

      Staying Army Strong!
      Dr. Rus

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