This man of age 56, is the man who invtented the multi-purpose phone we now use, the light-weight laptop we own, and the one sheet thin tablet that we carry around with us almost every other day. Yes, he is the mastermind behind Apple's iPhone, iMac, iPad, iPod, and iTunes.
Mr. Jobs, the co-founder of Apple Computer in 1976 with his childhood friend Steve Wozniak together believed they could bring changed to how we use computers, and they did. Their invention today, is seen to have revolutionalised the way we make use of technology.
|Jobs with appleII|
|Once upon a time computers. |
|Steve Jobs (left) with Steve Wozniak (right) and their invention.|
|Steve and the first iMac.|
Because he thought differently...
.... he is now the man that brought us these wonderful gadgets.
|Steve with Macbook Air at the 2009 MacWorld Conference & Expo|
His passing came as a shock to many.
"We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today," read a statement by Apple's board of directors.
"I'm shocked and disturbed." Wozniak said to ABC News.
"Steve Jobs is definitely one of those rare individuals and the world's gonna miss him a lot," Fossum said from the research station orbiting 225 miles above the Earth.
Paying Their Deepest Tribute
It has been a saddening news people all over the world. Many paid their tribute to Steve Jobs through all kinds ways; Twitter was flooded with condolence tweets to the family of the late Steve Jobs, artwork made in trubute to Steve's passing on and candlelights were litted as a memorial of Steve.
This clearly shows how far Steve has touched people's lives. He surely is our hero.
|An artwork made by Candremie|
“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.” President Obama
For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.” Bill Gates, chairman, Microsoft
“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.” Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook
Apple says, “Apple loses a visionary and creative genius, and the world lost an amazing figure. We were fortunate enough to know and work with Steve is losing a dear friend and mentor inspiring. Steve left the only company that he could wake up and his spirits will forever be a cornerstone of Apple.”
This 19 year old young man too created a poignant tribute to Steve Jobs. Jonathan Mak from Hong Kong's Polytechnic University School of Design came up with a design by incorporating the outline of Steve's face onto the current Apple logo.
His logo is now spread all over the cyberspace and guess what, Apple has offered his lucky young man a job at the company.
What are you waiting for, start designing! haha. Just kidding.
|Jonathan Mak with his imaginative design. |
Check out the news covered by Reuters on Jonathan Mak's design.
If you want to see how people worldwide have made their tributes to this legendary, Here's the article by DailyMail UK.
To Steve Job:
Thank you for all the invention you have brought us, they have brought us nothing but goodness. It is very sad to hear about your passing on. May you rest in peace.
I may not own an iPad and a Macbook but I know how good they are from people who are using it. I hope that one day, I will be able to own a Macbook of my own.
I hope that Apple will continue to produce products as good as when you were around. I believe they will because your spirit will forever be with them and people around the world.
Thank you, our creator of awesome gadgets, Steve Jobs.
I send my deepest condolence to the family of Steve Jobs.
11:57am 8th of October 2011