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.
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.
CEO Tim Cook in the memo to the internal Apple team, announce the death of Steve Jobs at 56.
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 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.
President Barack Obama’s tribute to Steve Jobs, via The White House Blog.
Steve Jobs, tự mình thu voice cho quảng cáo “Think Different” của Apple từ những ngày xa xưa. Khi được agency hỏi sẽ chọn option nào để air vào năm 1998 - khi mới về Apple không bao lâu, công ty đang trong những ngày đen tối và chưa có sản phẩm mới nào để tung, ông đã trả lời:
Chọn version của Richard Dreyfuss (người thu voice được chọn lúc bấy giờ, cũng là 1 fan của Apple) đi. Tất cả là về Apple, nếu không họ lại lầm tưởng quảng cáo này là về tôi.
This is just my 3rd email to Steve Jobs. I’ve planned to visit an event of his one day, but now it’s too late.
Begin forwarded message:
From: Nghi Nguyen Huu
Subject: I will miss you, a lot!
Date: October 6, 2011 2:02:52 PM GMT+07:00
Today, the Heaven decide that they need you more than us, so they have taken you away, forever.
There, you’ll help them make a better place, connecting the dots and unite the worlds.
That, is the destination we all share. That is where we will meet each others.
You inspired me. You excited me.
You have changed my life.
Though I haven’t met you.
But I’ve planned to.
I’ve been watching you over and over gain.
You’re my mentor, and you’ll always be.
Goodbye, Mr. Steve.
I love you. I’ll miss you.
With warm regards,
On the 5th of Oct, 2011.
I just woke up to the news of Steve Jobs’ death. I live in Vietnam and the news became public while I was sleeping.
The irony is that one of the last things I said before going to bed was to my wife, with whom I shared my concern of the total absence of any reference to Steve during Apple’s latest event. I talked to her that “Steve Jobs was not there honey“, and said, “you know, I think he just needed to show up and say Hi. Maybe he’s at the hospital or something. One day we might hear he’s dead just like that, out of the blue, or we might not”.
Of course I never expected “that day has come” would be today, the day following the event. It really is Steve-ian to have stayed CEO until the last possible moment. Of course the words of Steve’s resignation keep coming back into my head.
I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.
But like many others I wouldn’t believe they meant his health condition had been decreasing. I thought he wanted some rest for the last years, if not months, of his life. I thought he would be there around the time his biography came out. I thought he would take time to have his house finally built. But no. Like so many geniuses and heroes before him, he fought until the last moment, and Death has come to him sooner than it should.
I am still overwhelmed by the news and all the testimonials that are pouring out everywhere. And as this time in my life, my career, I will take some time to reflect and think about what this news for Apple, and for me…