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We’ve gathered together a selection of some of the stories and tributes been written for Steve Jobs in the last several weeks — with a particular emphasis on the those made since news of his passing broke on October 5. “Our time’s Da Vinci,” in the words of Spotify’s Daniel Ek. Read below for more and suggest your own in the comments.
» Steve Jobs Departs a World He Helped Transform (BusinessWeek)
» Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011 (Wired)
» On Steve Jobs (The Atlantic)
» Steve Jobs: 1955-2011 (The New Yorker)
» Steve Jobs Was Always Kind To Me (Or, Regrets of An Asshole) (The Wirecutter)
» The Steve Jobs I Knew (AllThingsD, Walt Mossberg)
» Steve Jobs Is Dead (Gizmodo)
» The Tao of Steve (GigaOm)
Steve Wozniak said he will always remember Jobs’ “very quick mind… and being almost always right… when you should implement a new technology, or when you should be a follower.” (BBC video)
» Steve Jobs: a man of contradiction and genius (Guardian)
» My Neighbor, Steve Jobs (PaloAltoPatch)
» Stevie Wonder sings Steve Jobs’ praises for iOS accessibility (The Next Web)
As Steve said: ” Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. It’s better to be a pirate than to join the Navy.” — Sara Öhrvall, R&D, Bonnier.
“For those of us lucky enough to get to work with Steve, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.” — Bill Gates.
“Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) II was the first PC you could bring home, open up the packaging like an Xmas gift, use a color screen & play music-He did this in 1977.” — Rob Wiesenthal, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Sony (NYSE: SNE) Corporation of America Executive Vice President, Sony Entertainment.
“Grateful for his innovation and inspiration. Learned to program on an Apple IIe and now I’m using his company’s tools to start a new company.” — Anthony Soohoo, former SVP & GM, Entertainment & Lifestyle at CBS Interactive; (NYSE: CBS) currently founder and CEO of mobile startup Strongerlabs.
“Steve Jobs moved industries, companies, and most importantly, people. His thoughtful stubbornness and insanely high standards have inspired and will continue to inspire entrepreneurs, leaders, and innovators the world over.” — Jason Kilar, CEO, Hulu.
“Thank you Steve. You were a true inspiration in so many parts of my life, both personal and professional. My hat off to our time’s Da Vinci.” — Daniel Ek, CEO and founder of Spotify.
“Steve Jobs was a visionary who showed us that a passion for design and a reputation for excellence is a winning combination that can change the world. Qualities that we highly value at Condé Nast. His legacy is the millions he inspired, the industries he reinvented, and a future made brighter from his invaluable contributions. It is an end to an era. Our sympathies go out to his family and all of our friends at Apple.” — Bob Sauerberg, president, Condé Nast
“Great appreciation for pioneers like #SteveJobs & @BillGates & lucky to have front-row seat to witness leadership of global transformation.” — Jeff Raikes, CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
“Sad 2 read S. Jobs died. His visions have impacted us all. The way we d biz, connect w/ ppl & enjoy life. His legacy will live on. RIP.” — Johan Bruyneel, cycling legend.