Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Passes Away At 56
Apple has confirmed that Steve Jobs has passed away. In a tribute on the Apple site, the company has said:
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.
Bill Gates has released a statement about the passing of Steve Jobs.
Recently Steve had stepped down as company CEO believing that he was unable to complete his day to day duties. This step led many to believe that perhaps his health was a concern. Sadly, it appears that this was indeed the case.
While we tease the cult of Apple, there is no denying the genius that was Steve Jobs. His ability to create products that shaped the tech future, and our lives will be un-matched by any company.
Steve - We thank you for bringing personal computers in to our lives, allowing us to dump carrying around dozens of CD's, giving the world podcasts, helping bring Pixar to the world, and turning nerds in to rock stars.
Apple has asked for any thoughts, memories or condolences be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.