updated 02:51 pm EST, Mon February 24, 2014
Company still closely tied to co-founder's public image
Via Twitter, Apple CEO Tim Cook has posted a pair of quotes from company co-founder Steve Jobs on what would've been his 59th birthday. "Details matter, it's worth waiting to get it right," one of them reads. The other is Jobs' more famous adopted motto, "Stay hungry, stay foolish," which he took inspiration from (it originally appeared on the back cover of the last edition of The Whole Earth Catalog). To that quote, Cook adds that "We honor him by continuing the work he loved so much."
Jobs was born this day in 1955. He died on October 5, 2011 after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer, having already handed over control of Apple to Cook. In many ways, the company is still closely tied to Jobs' image, since it and its executives regularly commemorate his life and accomplishments. Amongst the public, Jobs is still a pop-culture icon, the subject of books, movies, and TV shows for the innovations in modern living that he and the team at Apple are responsible for.