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Remembering Steve Jobs

By  | 06, Oct 2011 | 23 Comments



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A person who was amongst the top influencers of our age is no more with us. The world is sad today; tech giants, celebrities, political tops are paying tribute to the person who changed the lives of billions.

gates propulsion engine thumb Remembering Steve JobsBill Gates Notes: “I will miss steve immensely. On his website Mr. Gates writes:

“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.”

Barack Obama, President of United States reacted by calling Steve “among the greatest of American innovators.” White House Blog reads:

“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 President Official Portrait HiRes 360x225 thumb Remembering Steve Jobsdifferently, 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. Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to Steve’s wife Laurene, his family, and all those who loved him.”

Sergey Brin’s, Chairman and co-founder Google:

“From the earliest days of Google, whenever Larry and I sought inspiration for vision and leadership, we needed 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 person 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. My condolences to family, friends, and colleagues at Apple.”

Larry Page’s, CEO and co-founder Google:

“I am very, very sad to hear the news about Steve. He was a great man with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance. He always seemed to be able to say in very few words what you actually should have been thinking before you thought it. 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.”

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Founder and CEO said:

“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.”

Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO:

“Steve was a teacher to anyone paying attention, and today is a very sad day for everyone who cares about innovation and high standards.”

Howard Stringer, CEO Sony:

“The digital age has lost its leading light, but Steve’s innovation and creativity will inspire dreamers and thinkers for generations.”

Randal Stephenson, Chairman and CEO AT&T

“Steve was an iconic inventor, visionary, and entrepreneur, and we had the privilege to know him as partner and friend.”

Paul Otellini, CEO Intel:

“True genius is measured by the ability to touch every person on the planet. Steve did that, not just once, but many, many times over his amazing life.”

Bob Iger, CEO of Walt Disney Co

“Steve was such an original, with a thoroughly creative, imaginative mind that defined an era. Despite all he accomplished, it feels like he was just getting started.”

Mayayoshi Son, Founder of Japan’s Softbank

“Steve was truly a genius of our time, a man with a rare ability to fuse art and technology. In centuries from now, he will be remembered alongside Leonardo da Vinci.”

Mark Cuban, Entrepreneur,

“The PC era is officially over. #RIP #STEVEJOBS

Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Inc

“Today the world lost a visionary leader, the technology industry lost an iconic legend and I lost a friend and fellow founder. The legacy of Steve Jobs will be remembered for generations to come.”

Jeff Bewkes, CEO of Time Warner

“The world is a better place because of Steve, and the stories our company tells have been made richer by the products he created.”

Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter

“Once in a rare while, somebody comes along who doesn’t just raise the bar, they create an entirely new standard of measurement. #RIPSteveJobs”

Arthur Sulzberger, Chairman The New York Times,

“Steve Jobs was a visionary and a wonderful friend of The New York Times. He pushed the boundaries of how all providers of news and information interact with our users.”

Here’s more coverage on Steve Jobs:

 

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Co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs was remembered at Apple as a “visionary and creative genius, dear friend and inspiring mentor.” He remained on the Board of Directors after he resigned as Apple CEO a few months ago.

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One of Jobs’ last public appearance at an Apple Special event to unveil the new iPad 2 on March 2, 2011 in San Francisco, California.

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One of Jobs’ last contributions – the iPhone 4 which he showed off at the 2010 Apple World Wide Developers conference on June 7, 2010 in San Francisco, California.

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Steve Jobs back after medical leave, appears in January 2010, with the new iPad which has become the most desired object by technophiles ahead of the cellphone and laptop.

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On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs unveiled a long-anticipated mobile phone device dubbed an “iPhone” that kick-started a new wave of smartphone generation.

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In 2008, Jobs is all smiles as he holds up the new Mac Book Air after his speech to kick off 2008 Macworld. He took a medical leave of absence the following year.

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In 2006, Disney bought Pixar for $7.4bn, making Steve Jobs Disney’s largest individual shareholder.

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Steve Jobs in June 2004, announces the release of OSX Tiger and a new line of flat panel cinema displays including the first 30-inch model designed for the personal computer.

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At the 2022 MacWorld Expo, Jobs introduces the all-new, flat-panel iMac computer which is now an icon for Pixar Pictures acquired in 1986 by Apple before Disney bought it in 2006.

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Apple expanded its best-selling iPod series with a nano and video version. The product revolutionized how people listened to and bought music.

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May 2001, sees Jobs introducing Apple’s new operating system Mac OS X during his keynote address at the World Wide Developers Conference in San Jose, California

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In 2000, Apple Computer sees the iMac unveiled at the Macworld Conference in July as well as the G4 cube, new dual-processor G4s, a new mouse, new keyboard and new software.

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Jobs returned to Apple in 1997 as an adviser after it bought NeXT for $430m.

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1993 file photo of Steve Jobs with an early version of the Apple Macintosh PC

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In 1986, Jobs founded a new company called NeXT. Its first computer went on sale three years later for $6,500

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In 1977 Steve Jobs (left) chairman of Apple Computers, John Sculley (center) president and CEO, and Steve Wozniak (right), co-founder of Apple, unveil the new Apple IIc computer in San Francisco

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Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak first began Apple in a Silicon Valley garage. Steve Jobs sold his VW van to help finance the venture. Their first computer went on sale in 1976 for $666.66.

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In 1976 Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak unveiled the first Apple computer in Palo Alto, California. It consists of little more than a circuit board and costs just under 0. A year later The Apple II with a one-megahertz processor becomes the first mass prod

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The home and garage where Steve Jobs and his partner Steve Wozniak founded Apple Computer in Los Altos, California

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Via BBC, Reuters and others

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  • http://propakistani.pk Christopher

    God Bless His Family. We Love You Steve Jobs. We Never Forget You.

  • ahsan

    Truly despise apple but am saddened by the death of this genius man …

  • Rehan Ahmad

    He is a Great Tech Giant and we never forget him.

  • Mujtaba Mehmood

    Definitely, We have lost a Gem.
    End of an Era: The master of sleek gadgets, a visionary creative genius, He slept on floor in friends’ rooms, collected Coke bottles for food, got meals from temple. Even as a CEO of APPLE he earned $1 / year.

  • http://yasirimran.blogspot.com/ Yasir Imran

    I don’t believe this… He recently left CEO’s position at apple and passed away. I am very sorry that I can’t pray for him to go in paradise but I have to admit that he is a great innovator and business man of current age.

  • atif

    This is a sad day as he was no doubt a brilliant guy… he had the vision and passion to go after it… rest in peace

  • http://www.nascentstuff.com Nauman Afzal

    He was the biggest innovator of present time. I am saddened by his departure. Apple may not be the same again.

  • http://www.excitebuzz.com/ Atif Ali

    Hearfelt tribute to a real legend Steve Jobs, a magnificent person with outstanding qualities- classic example of a self made personality by sheer hard work with brilliance in taking APPLE to height of Zenith. May God givr solace to his family, friends, admirers and lacs of Fans and HIS SOUL rest in Peace.

  • http://www.lookupwebs.com Aneel

    TODAY IS THE SAD DAY IN THE IT AND TELECOM INDUSTRY.

  • Asif

    Very saddened by Steven’s death. A legend.

    Though thankfully Bill Gates (the living legend) is still alive.

  • hellodrsoul

    I am sad with the core of my heart. He was a brave intelligent legend who worked for his entire life to change the world. He was a great source of motivation for me and ll remain as such even after his death. What I have learnt from his life is never bow to challenges, never get discouraged from up and downs of life, just head to your destiny and love your work. Believe me people, not only his products are my dependencies, but study of his life has transformed me completely. God bless your family and company great Steve…

  • whizKID

    thats how to live life. He is first on the list of people who inspire me.

  • Shahid Saleem

    – It consists of little more than a circuit board and costs just under 0.

    Um…

  • Asim

    Steve Jobs was a college dropout like Bill Gates but what a genius! He created the world’s top computing products including Macintosh, iPhone, and iPAD.

    I first used a Macintosh in 1988 during my days at Stanford University.

    Below is the link to Job’s commencement address at Stanford University in 2005:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1R-jKKp3NA

    I only wish that he was more philanthropic like Billy gates. Bill Gates has invested billions of dollars in Gates Foundation which donates to causes such as healthcare and poverty reduction. Jobs was worth $8.3 billion but all that wealth will only go to his family and none to any philanthropic causes. May his soul rest in peace.

    Asim
    Stanford 92

  • Imran Shah

    Will miss him :( MAY Allah bless his family!

  • Naveed Rehman

    I am deeply sad since tomorrow The Man who change our lives and the way we think the technologies we see today is no more with us

    Thank you Steve Jobs
    Naveed Rehman

  • http://www.apple.com Steve Jobs

    Thank you every one. I’m so touched and moved by your words. I will be visiting pakistan shortly in december, at that time let’s discuss in more detail

  • Masood Ahmed Junejo

    i am a land and topografic surveyor 30year experience in filld work

  • waheed

    Legend.

  • http://www.wateen.com Noshad Ali

    Talk about technology talk about steve.

    Condolence to his family and the lovers of steve.

  • Hassan Nasir

    Thank you Steve jobs for every enhancement to the technology…