Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

By  |  Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 5:01 pm

[UPDATE: I thought I took this picture, which I found on my hard drive — but it’s actually by Tim Moynihan, my former PCWorld colleague. My apologies to Tim for claiming it was mine.]

Lots more thoughts to come, but for now, a photo I Tim Moynihan snapped at Macworld Expo in 2008. That’s Jobs with the original MacBook Air. And he’s wearing the smile I’ll think about when I think about the extraordinary impact he had on a company, an industry, and an era.



28 Comments For This Post

  1. Shana Ray Says:

    Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. קינוחים אישיים Says:

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  4. Emily Says:

    So great but so sad!

  5. Carlos_Gabriel Says:

    Incredible picture!

  6. Claire Says:

    Fantastic smile! Thx for sharing!

  7. Timothy Matthews Says:

    What a great photo.

  8. Sarah Sansom Says:

    Wonderful – he has such as expression of joy.

  9. Todd Says:

    A truly innovative man. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Roger Says:

    i think i might have to repost this. The delight of an inventor over the thing he's birthed. Truly a reflection of the creator's creation creating again and again and again. RIP Mr. Steve.

  11. The_Heraclitus Says:

    Great pic. Truly one of the most intelligent & successful capitalists of our time.

  12. Brandon Backlin Says:

    I wonder which brainchild was his favorite?

  13. DREGstudios Says:

    Visionaries like Steve Jobs reveal the true secret to the Universe in that nothing is impossible with time, perseverance, and positive visualization. Such a passion for furthering human communication inspires. His legacy will survive generations with names like Edison, Tesla as the greatest inventors and visionaries of all time. As an artist, I draw from these inspirations and advancements in my work and you may enjoy my recent portrait of Mr. Jobs, now In Memoriam at

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    Wonderful picture!! Says it all. We would miss him a lot.

  15. wmurray Says:

    So sad to hear of Steve's passing. His impact will be felt by generations. There's a nice convo going on over at Remembering Steve and all his contributions to the world.

  16. nanoosa Says:

    Best commencement speech ever (Stanford 2005 – Look it up on Youtube). Watch it every couple of months for inspiration. Remembering him as the person he was, not for his accomplishments (iPhone, Ipad, etc.). Great man, great inspiration. “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”.
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  17. Steve Jobs Says:

    The world has lost one of the genius. “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”, Goodbye Mr Jobs

  18. Joe Blow Says:

    Cute. He did make things that were over-priced, however and seems to have steered the company in the direction of creating mountains of future junk — and the Power Mac hasn’t been really updated in significant terms in close to 10 years. I am also turned off by this deification… ugh.
    [Written on a Mac.]

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