Heads of state, business and technology leaders, and throngs of consumers, who were touched by his products, are mourning the loss of  Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who  died Wednesday at age 56. The news comes little over a month after Jobs stepped down as CEO of the company, on August 24, due to his declining health. Jobs was battling pancreatic cancer. New Yorker writer Ken Auletta wrote an obituary for Jobs last night, saying Jobs' creations "changed our lives." "The Macintosh, the iTunes store that induced people to pay for music and other content, Pixar, which forever changed animation, the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. These were more than technological feats. Apple products were beautifully designed, as well," Auletta wrote. Auletta writes the "Annals of Communication" column for The New Yorker, and is author of "Googled: The End of the World as We Know It."

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