The wonderful and inspirational leader, Steve Jobs passed away this afternoon, age 56 after a long, public battle with cancer. Jobs will now be remembered as much for his philanthropy as the technology he helped bring to the world.
Jobs co-founded Apple when he was just 21 years old, and revolutionized the way we listened and shared music just over 10 years ago when he introduced the first iPod. He was an amazing and innovative entrepreneur whom we will continue to admire.
Apple products can be seen everywhere – especially in the arts! Artists including, musicians, photographers, designers and many more couldn’t do what they do without their apple products.
People all around the world are now mourning the loss of this great leader via the very devices he has brought to us.
We absolutely love this speech from Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford commencement address, “How to live before you die.”
thank you mr. jobs - for everything.
what they're saying:
"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.
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 grown-ups 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."
- Barack Obama
"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, founder of aol
"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, the Facebook founder and CEO