Thursday, October 6, 2011 | Categories: Episodes
The year was 1976 and in a suburban California garage, a 21 year old college drop out, Steve Jobs and a high school buddy started a company called Apple. Long before the news of his death yesterday, Steve Jobs was recognized as a genius. The man behind not only the elegant and increasingly indispensable array of digital devices but the creator of our transformative digital lifestyles.
Part One of The Current
It's Thursday October 6th.
Soldiers loyal to the Libya's interim government have taken over an ostrich farm owned by Moammar Gaddafi.
Currently, despite hiding their heads in the sand, the birds did come when called. Here Hosni, Here Moammar, Here Assad.
This is the Current.
The Loss of Steve Jobs - Andrew Heller
Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple -- considered among the greatest American CEOs -- died yesterday after a long and rather public struggle with cancer. He was 56.
In The Current's list of Game Changers we wanted to interview during our project Game Changers - Steve Jobs was near the top. Steve Jobs understood what consumers wanted, even before they knew they wanted it. And he figured out how to make it sexy to boot.
His influence transcended technology and infused our very culture. Steve Jobs was iconic, especially to anyone who knew him in the technology industry. Frank Moss is the former director of the MIT media Lab. We heard from him.
Andrew Heller has worked in computing and technology for decades, but his relationship with Steve Jobs went way beyond that. The two were close friends. We reached Andrew Heller at his home in Austin, Texas.
The Loss of Steve Jobs - Tod Maffin
Not since Adam and Eve has an apple been so important to our culture. Steve Jobs' influence on technology is legendary. Tod Maffin is a technology writer and speaker, he was in our Toronto studio.
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