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However, Jobs found himself out of a job after being ﬁred from Apple by someone the co-founders initially hired. “So at 30 I was out,” Jobs said. “And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.” However, the visionary could not be kept down for long. In the years following, he started two companies: neXT and Pixar. Apple eventually bought neXT and Jobs returned to the company, while Pixar went on to create some of the most well-known animated movies, including Toy Story. Jobs went on to become CEO of Apple in 2000 until he stepped down in August 2011 because of his declining health. Throughout the ups and downs of his career, Jobs kept an optimistic view of life with him as well as a passion for his craft. “Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith,” Jobs said. “I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to ﬁnd what you love.” His passion seemed to come out in his projects until his long battle with a rare form of pancreatic cancer took him on Oct. 5. at the age of 56. Jobs was not a traditional CEO. He favored a simple black turtleneck over a corporate
three-piece suit. His unconventional way of approaching technology propelled Apple into the company they are today and his legacy continues to surprise and enlighten. “He studied Buddhism and counted his LSD use as “one of the most signiﬁcant experiences of his life,” according to an Oct. 5 article in “Rolling Stone”. He once told 60 Minutes that his business model was the “Beatles’ partnership”. Everyone from President Obama to Sir Paul McCartney has weighed in on the death of the technology icon. “Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last,” Obama said. “Because he did, he transformed our lives, redeﬁned entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world. The world has lost a visionary. “And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented.” Tributes to the legacy of Jobs continue to appear online and in the media. According to an Oct. 11 article by Kimberly Potts published in the “Chicago Tribune,” the Discovery Channel has reportedly put together a documentary entitled “iGenus: How Steve Jobs Changed the World” and is set to air on Oct. 16. The documentary will be hosted by “Mythbusters” hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman.
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Mutant virus threatens and murders in ‘Contagion’ ﬁlm Cassandra Direnzo Staff Writer Imagine how many times a person touches their face, touches the handles of countless doors, touches food that other people have put their hands on. These simple everyday interactions become fatal in “Contagion.” Anyone who is not germaphobic, will become one after watching Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion.” In “Contagion” an eerie and life threatening disease spreads throughout the entire world, transferred easily just by a simple touch – eventually killing millions of people in just a few months. Not only is the plot line of the movie intriguing, but there is an all-star cast including Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, John Hawkes, and Gwyneth Paltrow. It starts out with Beth (Gwyneth Paltrow), who is on a business trip in Hong Kong, socializing and interacting with various people. After traveling through Chicago, she makes her way home to her husband, Mitch (Matt Damon) in Minneapolis. Within a couple of days she becomes incredibly sick, and just as it comes to a shock to her husband, she dies, with all the doctors clueless on
the cause of her death. From Hong Kong, Chicago, Minneapolis, the virus then soon spreads to the rest of the world. The movie takes us to the starting point of the disease, where Gwyneth’s character infects each and every person she interacted with to the apocalyptic setting of the world falling victim to this disease. What makes this movie so terrifying is that the disease is spread through interactions that occur every day, things Photo Byline that are even done ‘Contagion’ features a cast of A-list actors subconsciously. including Matt Damon and Jude Law as One aspect of the mov- well as an intriging and horrifying storyie that emphasizes this line. and the direction by Soderbergh is Mitch’s daughter. Her teen crush with one keeps “Contagion” frightening, of the boys next door, and emotionally stimulating, and their intimate time together highly-controlled throughout is forced down to wriggling an out of control epidemic. “Contagion” provides a side by side in the snow, and even when they go in for little bit of everything, an apoca kiss, her father pulls them alyptic world setting, teen romance, the creative science beapart. The inability for loving hind the disease, the innovative teenagers to make out obvi- medicine, an all-star cast, and ously reﬂects the impending the serious reality of the disdoom of it really being the end ease. At the end of the movie, of the world. There is never a dull the cause of the disease is just moment in the movie where you as horrifying as the fatality are wondering when it will get of it. You will leave the movie to the point, like some scientiﬁc shaken, but undoubtedly world-ending movies. The writing by Scott Z. Burns satisﬁed.