Steve Jobs Halloween Pumpkin Carving
Sculptor Alex Wer's celebrity pumpkin carvings a triumph
'The Pumpkin Geek', Alex Wer, an artist known know for his realistic portraits of well known public figures has carved a lifelike portrait of Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs onto a Halloween pumpkin, as a homage to his life and death at age 56. He uses "craft" pumpkins that last forever." This carve was done as a tribute to a man who changed the face of animation & technology. It has been sent as a gift to Apple Headquarters out of respect, admiration & condolences to all those who surrounded him," stated Wer on his website: pumpkingeek.com
Steven Paul Jobs was born February 24, 1955 and spent decades as a computer entrepreneur and inventor. He was co-founder,[chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, following the acquisition of Pixar by Disney. He was credited in Toy Story (1995) as an executive producer. In the late 1970s, Jobs, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula, and others, designed, developed, and marketed one of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers, the Apple II series. In the early 1980s, Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of Xerox PARC's mouse-driven graphical user interface, which led to the creation of the Macintosh. After losing a power struggle with the board of directors in 1985, Jobs resigned from Apple and founded NeXT, a computer platform development company specializing in the higher-education and business markets. Apple's subsequent 1996 buyout of NeXT brought Jobs back to the company he co-founded, and he served as its CEO from 1997 until 2011.
In 1986, he acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm Ltd which was spun off as Pixar Animation Studios. He remained CEO and majority shareholder at 50.1 percent until its acquisition by The Walt Disney company in 2006. Consequently Jobs became Disney's largest individual shareholder at 7 percent and a member of Disney's Board of Directors.
Over a million people from all over the world have shared their memories, thoughts, and feelings about Steve. One thing they all have in common — from personal friends to colleagues to owners of Apple products — is how they’ve been touched by his passion and creativity. You can view some of these messages below.
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