Nightly News | August 25, 2011
>>> in his own way steve jobs has changed the world, he made computers work for us, he made our music portable, and touch a piece of glass to open a book or the web. steve jobs resigned as ceo yesterday because his health won't let him continue. a look at the impact from steve jobs tonight.
>> reporter: it's hard to remember what computers, music, phones or movies were like before this college dropout set up shop in his parents garage and invented with his buddy's help, a computer you could run in your house. imagine that.
>> we worked hard and in ten years apple grew into a company with 2,000 employees.
>> reporter: steve jobs pioneered home computing years before ibm, upended the music business with the ipod and i-tunes, killing cds. and film animation pivots around pixar, the studio he bought from george lucas and is the reason we all know who buzz lightyear is.
>> to infinity and beyond.
>> people think of these jsteve jobs as a computer visionary, but he's a tech visionary.
>> reporter: jobs impact has come not just from his ability to make products to humanize them. you didn't need a manual to operate a mac. over the years he's been called difficult, mysterious, quirky, a manager for whom good is never good enough.
>> i think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful.
>> reporter: some call jobs the greatest industrialist of our time, equal to henry ford or thomas edison , a reputation that sadly has been built as he's confronted his own difficult help problems.
>> remembering that you are going to die is the best way i know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. you are already naked, there is no reason not to follow your heart.
>> reporter: jobs is private about his health, but we know he did meet with his board yesterday, he's expected to be an active chairman of the board, brian, but it's unclear for just how long.
>> and while we only get to witness some visionaries, think about the business this guy built.
>> since '97, apple stock is up 10,000%. if you invested 1,400 bucks back then, you