There Goes My Hero: Remembering Steve Jobs

Posted on October 6, 2011 by

The world has come to a standstill today as we remember the life of Steve Jobs, the greatest man to ever walk on the face of the earth…well, besides Jesus. His contributions to technology have changed the lives of everyone in a great way. I will never forget the impact Steve Jobs has had and will continue to have in my life. He was my hero and will be missed :’-(

People from around the world are paying tribute to Steve Jobs:

President Barack Obama:

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.

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo:

Once in a rare while, somebody comes along who doesnt just raise the bar, they create an entirely new standard of measurement.

Google CEO Larry Page:

I am very, very sad to hear the news about Steve. He was a great man with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance. He always seemed to be able to say in very few words what you actually should have been thinking before you thought it. His focus on the user experience above all else has always been an inspiration to me. He was very kind to reach out to me as I became CEO of Google and spend time offering his advice and knowledge even though he was not at all well. My thoughts and Google’s are with his family and the whole Apple family.

Google Chairman and former Apple board member Eric Schmidt:

Today is very sad for all of us. Steve defined a generation of style and technology that’s unlikely to be matched again. Steve was so charismatically brilliant that he inspired people to do the impossible, and he will be remembered as the greatest computer innovator in history.

Facebook founder 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.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron:

Steve Jobs transformed the way we work and play; a creative genius who will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his family.

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.

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson:

We are saddened by the passing of Steve Jobs.  Steve was an iconic inventor, visionary, and entrepreneur, and we had the privilege to know him as partner and friend.  All of us at AT&T offer our thoughts and prayers to Steve’s wife, family, and his Apple family.

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz:

It’s a sad day for America – a man who embodied innovation and our entrepreneurial spirit like no-one else has passed and will be greatly missed

Band members from 311:

R.I.P. Steve Jobs…we salute you and give thanks for your vision and innovation; and the impact you had on technology, music and beyond.

Musician Trent Reznor:

Thanks for the tools, the inspiration, the possibilities…  Miss you already Steve.



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