GeekTech is really saddened with the loss of a great visionary in this modern digital world, a role model to us, a man with ideas will be missed by all. Steve has given more to this world than most people could imagine in both subtle and overt ways. Thank you, Steve, for having lived, and having left a legacy of excellence. we have lost one of the greatest technological innovators of our time.
Apple.com in memory of Steve Jobs now displays a full-page tribute to the man that helped reinvent computing, entertainment and mobile:
“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”
BARACK OBAMA, US PRESIDENT
US President Barack Obama joined an outpouring of tributes to Steve Jobs, calling the Apple co-founder a visionary and great American innovator.
“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,” Obama said of Jobs, who died on Wednesday.
The US President was joined by political, technology, entertainment and business leaders around the world in paying tribute to Jobs. A selection:
BILL GATES, MICROSOFT CO-FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN
“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.”
MARK ZUCKERBERG, FACEBOOK FOUNDER AND CEO, ON FACEBOOK
“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.
BOB IGER, CEO OF WALT DISNEY CO
“Steve Jobs was a great friend as well as a trusted adviser. His legacy will extend far beyond the products he created or the businesses he built. It will be the millions of people he inspired, the lives he changed, and the culture he defined. 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.”
Steve Jobs an Inspiring all in his speech