By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor
(CNN) – Steve Jobs’ admirers praised him for de-cluttering the world of high-tech gadgetry. The products that made him famous, from the Macintosh computer to the iPad, exemplified minimalist design and simplicity of use, enabling what some called a Zen-like experience.
“Apple products are as defined by what they're missing as much as by what they contain,” wrote tech and pop culture columnist Jeff Yang this year in the San Francisco Chronicle.
The spiritual side of Steve Jobs
Might Jobs’ approach to innovation and design have been provoked by real-life Zen, as in Zen Buddhism?
By Mark Milian, CNN
(CNN) - It's well known that the secret to Apple's meteoric success in the world of consumer technology was the vision, leadership and creativity of Steve Jobs, the company's celebrity founder.
"Steve built a company and culture that is unlike any other in the world and we are going to stay true to that - it is in our DNA," Tim Cook, Jobs' successor, wrote in a staff memo after Jobs resigned from his post as Apple's CEO in August.
What's less talked about is what drove Jobs, who died Wednesday at 56.
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