On Wednesday, October 5, Steve Jobs , the visionary behind Apple , passed away after a lengthy illness. I was late to join the club of enthusiasts devoted to Apple products, but since saving my pennies and buying my first iPod in 2004, I have been a loyal fan. Like many people around the world, I am saddened by the loss of such a charismatic, forward-thinking individual.
Even if you have never touched a Mac, listened to music on an iPod, made a call on an iPhone, or played a game on an iPad, Steve Jobs’ influence can be felt through his involvement as CEO of Pixar Animation Studios . Since Toy Story, Pixar’s first feature film in 1995, the company has produced twelve computer animated movies and a number of computer animated shorts, each one a smashing success with people of all ages.
Whether you are an Apple enthusiast or not, there is a part of all of us that still enjoys a well-crafted animated movie. This weekend, watch your favorite Pixar movie and remember the legacy of a true innovator.
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Steve Jobs: A Biography  by Walter Isaacson