What a sad day, the world has lost a great visionary. Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple has died at the age of 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was an inspiration for all wannabe entrepreneurs and above all a great human being. Mr. Jobs you will be missed every time I think technology or innovation. The fact is no one can replace him. RIP Steve Jobs. You have left your mark on our desks, on our ears and in our hands.
Now the whole tech industry is mourning and his death brings them in one voice no matter what they preach. Apple has updated their homepage with the above photo and released a message for all well wishers here.
This is what Pres. Obama and other popular personalities in tech industry had to say,
Pres. Obama: He changed the way each of us sees the world. There may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than fact that much of world learned of his passing on a device he invented.
Bill Gates: 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.
Dick Costolo: Once in a rare while, somebody comes along who doesnt just raise the bar, they create an entirely new standard of measurement.
Sergey Brin: 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.
Larry Page: I am very, very sad to hear the news about Steve. He was a great man with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance.
Mark Zuckerberg: 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.
Randi Zuckerberg: Steve Jobs was a pioneer of passion who transformed the world through his vision, and taught us to believe in ourselves. Thank you Steve Jobs.
And while I leave you there, here is the famous inspirational speech by none other than Steve Jobs at Stanford university in 2005,
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