There are so many things about Steve Jobs that, it is impossible to fit into a single blog post. We are saddened and wish to pay our sincere tribute to a man, who has over his lifetime, changed the way millions of people communicate and compute. The footprint he leaves behind is too large and legendary for emulation.
Steve Jobs showing his legendary invention the iPad
To each he meant many things. To his family he was the source of all love and to Apple the technologist who could build intelligent and good performing devices. To Mark Zuckerberg, a young turk quite in the mould of Steve Jobs, regrets the death of his mentor and friend. Zuckerberg thanks him for being the role model who proved that what you build is good, it will change the world.
Tributes by colleagues and co-captains of industry pouring in
Steve with present CEO of Apple- Tim Cook
Cook, stepping into Steve Jobs role as new CEO of Apple, will find it even more difficult in future with his passing away yesterday. Cook after officially make the announcement of Jobs death said, “Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.”
Steve with Bill Gates
Bill Gates, expresses his sadness, to ex-competitor and a recent very good friend thus, “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 has been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.”
Steve with Apple’s Co-founder Steve Wozniak
Steve Wozniak, co-founder and friend said that, Jobs “was one of those cool guys. He knew technology. He understood it.”
To Larry Page, the new CEO of Google said that,” He was a great man with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance. His focus on the user experience above all else has always been an inspiration to me. He was very kind to reach out to me as I became CEO of Google and spend time offering his advice and knowledge even though he was not at all well. My thoughts and Google’s are with his family and the whole Apple family.”
Steve, President Mr.Obama, Mark Zuckerberg (founder of Facebook)
Perhaps the best tribute comes from President Obama, “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.
By building one of the planet’s most successful companies from his garage, he exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity. By making computers personal and putting the internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun. And by turning his talents to storytelling, he has brought joy to millions of children and grownups alike. Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last. Because he did, he transformed our lives, redefined entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world.
The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented.”
Jobs has remained true to himself even in his death. Suffering from rare pancreatic cancer, Jobs address to Stanford University in 2005, speaks of the way he saw his own fatal disease and what he wanted to do with his life.”
Tributes from entertainment industry
Highly appreciative of Jobs contribution to entertainment, Spike Lee lauded his achievements thus, “Visionaries are always called crazy in the beginning. A visionary sees things that everybody else says is impossible, sees a world that people can’t envision–Mac, iPod, iPad, iPhone, iTunes, and Pixar. I have nothing but love for Mr. Jobs and Apple… peace and blessings to his family.”
To CEO of Disney, Bob Iger of which Jobs held the most shares said, “Steve Jobs was a great friend as well as a trusted advisor. His legacy will extend far beyond the products he created or the businesses he built.”
Comedian Patton Oswalt said, “Steve Jobs. Closest thing we had to Tony Stark.”
Steve Jobs story of rise from rags to riches and application principles vis-à-vis tradition bound thought are what led to his innovations. If there is one legacy that we can never separate from him is his ‘think different’ mantra.
Out-of-box thinking combined with technical prowess that defines internet technology today.
His distinctive thinking styles lead to the personal computer and a desktop. Soon, he got the best communication devices (iPhone), followed by a innovative technology to tell captivating stories (Pixar) and perhaps his swan song, the iPad, a game-changer in the internet/entertainment and computing world.
His devices have touched upon almost every facet of life- entertainment, communication and an easy to display, portable form factor in the iPad.
By far if there was a Nobel for internet based gadgetry, Steve Jobs would be the only contender because of the high standards of application as well the consistency in bringing forth such path-breaking devices.
With a whole heart we would like to say- “We love you Steve. You have been our inspiration to love technology, especially Tablet computing. We will stay hungry and stay foolish for life. May your soul rest in peace.”
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