It’s hard to ignore the appeal that Steve Jobs brings to our modern culture. His reign at Apple has delivered great products and performances year after year and this morning it’s reported that Steve is the largest shareholder at Disney as the renowned fun franchise for Mickey Mouse consumes animation and motion picture powerhouse Pixxar.

Apple celebrates thirty years this year too with great products and someone has started a new website and T-shirt enterprise to ‘Thank Steve.’

It will be interesting to see how Apple, Disney and Pixxar mind-meld over the next few years. I’m a big fan of Jobs. He certainly out-hips Bill Gates and in many ways he’s a marketing genius and mentor for lots of fans worldwide.