News is currently breaking via the internet, including Twitter, that former Apple CEO Steve Jobs has passed away. This comes right on the heels of Jobs stepping down and Tim Cook coming on to take his place, when rumor of health issues intensified. Jobs indicated that it was time to make this transition in a letter he wrote when announcing his departure as Apple CEO.
Apple sent out a brief statement saying Jobs had passed away. He had been battling pancreatic cancer and died at the age of 56.
Our thoughts go out to the Jobs family in this time. Steve Jobs was a genius during a time when the word is used too frequently. He left an indelible mark not just on the technology industry, but on how mankind interacts with one another.