Steve Jobs "may never be equalled" : Passionate, prickly, and deemed irreplaceable by many Apple fans and investors, Steve Jobs' death prompted a global gasp as many people remembered how much he had done to transform the worlds of computing, music and mobile
"On February 17th, 2011 Steve Jobs Visits Cancer Clinic, Physicians Quoted by Tabloid Saying He Has Six Weeks Left."
|Images obtained by The National Enquirer showing an extremely thin Steve Jobs|
have spurred speculation that the Apple boss has only six weeks to live, despite
Apple’s efforts to draw a different picture about its CEO’s health.
"Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs," President Barack Obama said in a statement. "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."
"Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to Steve Jobs’ family & friends," said former rival and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. "For those of us lucky enough to get to work with Steve, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely."
Google co-founder Sergey Brin: From the earliest days of Google, whenever Larry [Page] and I sought inspiration or vision and leadership, we need to look no farther than Cupertino. Steve, your passion for excellence is felt by anyone who has ever touched an Apple product (including the macbook I am writing this on right now). And I have witnessed it in person the few times we have met. On behalf of all of us at Google and more broadly in technology, you will be missed very much.
Facebook CEO 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.
NewCorp. CEO Rupert Murdoch: Today, we lost one of the most influential thinkers, creators and entrepreneurs of all time. Steve Jobs was simply the greatest CEO of his generation. While I am deeply saddened by his passing, I'm reminded of the stunning impact he had in revolutionizing the way people consume media and entertainment.
Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger: 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. With his passing the world has lost a rare original, Disney has lost a member of our family, and I have lost a great friend.
Senator Chris Dodd, CEO and Chairman of the Motion Picture Assn. of America: The genius of Steve Jobs, a man I've known for 40 years, not only brought to life the visual magic and brilliant storytelling of Pixar, but brought the world one of the most innovative and successful platforms to make movies and TV available online at the click of a mouse. He was a pioneer, and helped all of us better understand how technologists and creators can work together to enrich and enliven our shared world. If anyone ever wonders whether one person can make a difference, the answer is Steve Jobs.
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