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October 6th, 2011
11:10 AM ET

The Zen of Steve Jobs

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?

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- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Buddhism • Spirituality • Technology

The spiritual side of Steve Jobs
Apple CEO Steve Jobs at the unveiling of the iPad 2 in March 2011.
October 6th, 2011
10:52 AM ET

The spiritual side of Steve Jobs

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.

Read the full story about Steve Jobs' spiritual side.
- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Buddhism • Technology • Uncategorized

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The CNN Belief Blog covers the faith angles of the day's biggest stories, from breaking news to politics to entertainment, fostering a global conversation about the role of religion and belief in readers' lives. It's edited by CNN's Daniel Burke and Eric Marrapodi with daily contributions from CNN's worldwide newsgathering team.

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