Local Gadget Lovers Remember Steve Jobs

DETROIT (WWJ) – Technology users are remembering Apple founder and longtime CEO Steve Jobs, who invented or designed many of the computer gadgets we use today.  Jobs died Wednesday at age 56.  He battled cancer in 2004 and underwent a liver transplant in 2009.

At a coffee shop on Mack Avenue at Woodward, WWJ’s Vickie Thomas found people working on their iPads, listening to their iPods and talking on their iPhones.

Antoinette Wilder of Detroit owns several of Jobs’ electronic creations.

“I mean, I just love my iPhone,” Wilder told Thomas. “I’ve actually been en route to work and I’ll turn around and be like oh my God, where’s my phone? I’m one of those people.”

Wilder said Jobs’ work changed the game.  “When I thought about it today, I thought oh my God I can’t believe he’s died … it’s a sad day,” she said.

Kelly Dennerly, also of Detroit, was reminded of Jobs’ hi-tech contributions to today’s generation.

“So many that you couldn’t count. He furthered technology to the point where it made life easier,” she said.

Meantime, the release of Jobs’ authorized biography has been moved up from next month to October 24.

What do you think was Jobs’ greatest accomplishment? Comment below.

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