Steve Jobs’ death has sent shock waves throughout the world and the news has stunned millions of his fans. The Apple founder and an iconic figure in the computer technology industry, Steve Jobs was lauded for his innovative technical and managerial skills. He not only founded Apple, but also made it one of the world’s biggest brands. He also gave the world brilliant products like iPhone, iPad and iPod. His death has been mourned by world leaders, celebrities as well as industry peers.
Keeping rivalry aside, the all-powerful Internet search engine, Google has put a “Steve Jobs” link pointing to Apple’s website. This webpage is the most visited webpage on Internet.
Let’s see what people have said after hearing about the death of Steve Jobs.
“Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was among the greatest of American innovators — brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.” –US President Barack Obama
“I’m truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs’ death. Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone Steve has touched through his work. Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives. The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come. For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.”–Bill Gates (Founder of Microsoft)
“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.” –Tim Cook (CEO, Apple)
“Steve Job died peacefully today surrounded by his family … We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.”–Steve Jobs’ Family
“From the earliest days of Google, whenever Larry and I sought inspiration or vision and leadership, we need to look no farther than Cupertino. Steve, your passion for excellence is felt by anyone who has ever touched an Apple product (including the macbook I am writing this on right now). And I have witnessed it in Preston the few times we have met. On behalf of all of us at Google and more broadly in technology, you will be missed very much.” –Sergey Brin (co-founder, Google)
“Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.” —Mark Zuckerberg (CEO, Facebook)
“I feel honored to have known Steve Jobs. He was the most innovative entrepreneur of our generation. His legacy will live on for the ages.” –Steve Case (AOL Co-Founder)
“#RIP #SteveJobs, thank you for revolutionizing the way we listen to music. Your vision will not be forgotten.”–The Grammys (Recording Academy)
“Had the pleasure of working for him and knowing him. He was our Edison. RIP Steve Jobs.” –Albert Brooks (actor-writer-director)
“We will miss you, Steve Jobs. Sent lovingly from my iPhone.” –Jane Lynch (actress)
“Steve Jobs was a great California innovator who demonstrated what an independent and creative mind can accomplish.” –Jerry Brown (California Governor)
“Damn. People like Steve jobs are supposed to live forever” –Michael Arrington (Tech Columnist)
“Steve lived the California Dream every day of his life and he changed the world and inspired all of us. #ThankYouSteve” –Arnold Schwarzenegger (former California Governor)
“My heart weeps for all who worked with Steve and who loved him, especially my friend Laurene and their children.” –Maria Shriver (wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger)
While writing this I also am also looking at my Apple MacBook and remembering Steve Jobs. His genius will stay with us. His words will stay with us. Rest in peace, Steve!