RIP Steve Jobs (updated)

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs (Image VIA

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. (US President Barack Obama)

Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56. May he rest in peace.

As a mark of respect the website has an iconic picture of it’s former CEO and co-founder. It is also reported that Apple stores will dim the lights behind the Apple logo. This is a sad day for Apple fans, Steve Jobs is the man who brought technology to the people, in a way that “just works”  Thank you Steve, we can only hope and pray that you will keep an eye on Apple from the iCloud.

His family issued this statement:

Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family. In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories. We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D., (via “Steve Jobs was a creative genius who broke down walls in business and opened doors in people’s minds. His innovative prowess in the area of technology has brought about a level of access to information for millions that few would have ever foreseen. His legacy will be not just his products and business achievements, but also the way in which he altered mindsets in the business world and in everyday life”.

Microsoft co-founder and Chairman Bill Gates : 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

John Ryan

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