I was deeply saddened by the news that Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Computer, Inc., NEXT Computer, Pixar Entertainment, among other brands had lost his 8 year battle with Pancreatic Cancer and moved on to the next phase of his journey. More than creating great companies Steve Jobs changed the way we live and the way in which we engage with technology to improve our lives.
The news was reported with four simple words “Steve Jobs has died,” and it is fitting that millions learned of his death on a variety of devices that he by large measure created… what a legacy. I do not know much about the private Steve Jobs and will leave it to others more qualified to speak to his personal life. I wanted to share with you here some of the most insightful thoughts and comments I have found in the past few hours since learning of his death. I know you will enjoy these expressions.
There are thousands of expressions on the internet from people from all walks of life and from around the world. I agree with the view that Steve Jobs was a modern day Thomas Edison and was certainly a once in a generation innovator who transformed every industry he influenced and in doing so changed our world… he made it smaller.
I view his death as profoundly sad given his age and a remarkable life which he might have enjoyed for many more decades. I also recognize the loss of innovation and the thought of what might have been but never will be. His vision, creativity, and influenced are lost to future generations and that loss is immeasurable.
I also wish to offer my personal condolences to Steve Jobs’ family knowing the we have lost much and but they have lost much more. Thank you for the gift you have given the world by sharing his life and talents with us and supporting his desire to make personal sacrifices to fully realize his many visions. I am very grateful.
Please feel free to share this post with others and add your own expressions by scrolling below this post to the comments field. I look forward to reading your thoughts and experiences with Steve Jobs and all that he has given you. (Please click on the title link above to access two powerful videos and the rest of my blog article)