Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Dead At 56

By Scott Sarvay
By Maureen Mespell

October 6, 2011 Updated Oct 6, 2011 at 12:23 PM EDT

PALO ALTO, California (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Indiana's NewsCenter wanted to know how the news of Steve Jobs' death is impacting our area.

So, we stopped by a "shrine" of Apple products, Best Buy.

Managers and customers agreed that Jobs was more than a legend because he changed they way we live.

“He really revolutionized technology in the last ten years, but he also did something even further as far as he connected people with those devices, so he really changed the game overall with electronics and the way we go about our everyday lives," said Northcrest Best Buy Manager Heath Simcoe.

Meanwhile, we took the discussion to Facebook.

We asked: "How do you feel about the loss of the mastermind behind Apple's iPhone iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes?

David wrote, "While I was never a fan of Apple the company, I still feel that Steve Jobs has had an immense impact on how we utilize technology and his legacy will live on for many years to come. May he rest in peace."

Hugh Vance shared, "I think we lost this generation's Ben Franklin or Thomas Edison."

Merritt wrote, "He left a large thumbprint on U.S. culture and his vision and energy will be missed."


Meanwhile, Jobs had been fighting a rare form of pancreatic cancer.

He died at the age of 56.

In the late 1970s, Jobs, with Apple co-founders Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula, and others, designed, developed, and marketed one of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers.

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