Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

It’s been a very sad day indeed for not only the Apple supporters but the whole consumer electronics industry. The man behind the revolutionary Apple products, iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad has passed away.

I was woken up by a text message from Amir Ridwan (Feekir Network Blogger) about the death of Mr. Steve Jobs. There is no deny that it is truly a great loss for me since the Apple Co-Founder has been such a great inspiration to a lot of my work in the creative fields.

The life of Steve Jobs is actually more interesting than a lot of people think. He was a friend of the Founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates. The man who invented Microsoft actually worked together with Steve Jobs developing Mac computers. In August 24th 2011, Steve Jobs resigns as the Chief Executive of the innovative company.

Steve Jobs has made me switched from a Walkman to an iPod, a mobile phone to an iPhone and a PC to a Mac. I love Apple products not because they are expensive or to show off in public; I own Apple products because I know that they are as visionary as their creators.

The Family has this to say:

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.

Microsoft Founder, 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.

US President, Barack Obama

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.

Steve Jobs is as much important as an innovator like Alva Edison and an artist like Michael Jackson. He will be missed and his legacy will continue to live in all of us; those who believe in the art of making the world a better place to live.

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