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In Remembrance of Steve Jobs

24 February, 1955 ~ 5 October, 2011
San Francisco, CA, United States



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Biography

Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American computer entrepreneur and inventor. He was co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc.Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, following the acquisition of Pixar by Disney. He was credited in Toy Story (1995) as an executive producer.

In the late 1970s, Jobs, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula and others, designed, developed, and marketed one of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers, the Apple II series. In the early 1980s, Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of Xerox PARC's mouse-driven graphical user interface, which led to the creation of theMacintosh.[14][15] After losing a power struggle with the board of directors in 1985,[16][17] Jobs resigned from Apple and founded NeXT, a computer platform development company specializing in the higher-education and business markets. Apple's subsequent 1996 buyout of NeXT brought Jobs back to the company he co-founded, and he served as its CEO from 1997 until 2011. In 1986, he acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm Ltd which was spun off as Pixar Animation Studios.He remained CEO and majority shareholder at 50.1% until its acquisition by The Walt Disney company in 2006.Consequently Jobs became Disney's largest individual shareholder at 7% and a member of Disney's Board of Directors.

His aim to develop products that are both functional and elegant earned him a devoted following.[24]
On August 24, 2011, Jobs announced his resignation from his role as Apple's CEO. In his letter of resignation, Jobs strongly recommended that the Apple executive succession plan be followed and Tim Cook be named as his successor. Per his request, Jobs was appointed chairman of Apple's board of directors.[25][26][27][28] On October 5, 2011, Apple announced that Steve Jobs had died at the age of 56.

Early years

Steve Jobs at the WWDC 07

Jobs was born in San Francisco and was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs (née Hagopian of Mountain View, California, who named him Steven Paul. Paul and Clara later adopted a daughter, whom they named Patti. Jobs' biological parents – Abdulfattah John Jandali,[31] a Syrian Muslim[32] graduate student from Homs who later became a political science professor,[33] and Joanne Simpson (née Schieble), an American graduate student who went on to become a speech language pathologist– eventually married. Together, they gave birth to and raised Jobs' biological sister, novelist Mona Simpson.
Jobs attended Cupertino Junior High and Homestead High School in Cupertino, California.He frequented after-school lectures at the Hewlett-Packard Company in Palo Alto, California and was later hired there, working with Steve Wozniak as a summer employee.Following high school graduation in 1972, Jobs enrolled at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Although he dropped out after only one semester,he continued auditing classes at Reed, while sleeping on the floor in friends' rooms, returning Coke bottles for food money, and getting weekly free meals at the local Hare Krishna temple. Jobs later said, "If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts."

In autumn 1974, Jobs returned to California and began attending meetings of the Homebrew Computer Club with Wozniak. He took a job as a technician at Atari, a manufacturer of popular video games, with the primary intent of saving money for a spiritual retreat to India.
Jobs then traveled to India to visit the Neem Karoli Baba at his Kainchi Ashram with a Reed College friend (and, later, the first Apple employee), Daniel Kottke, in search of spiritual enlightenment. He came back a Buddhist with his head shaved and wearing traditional Indian clothing. During this time, Jobs experimented with psychedelics, calling his LSD experiences "one of the two or three most important things [he had] done in [his] life".He has said that people around him who did not share his countercultural roots could not fully relate to his thinking.

Jobs returned to his previous job at Atari and was given the task of creating a circuit board for the game Breakout. According to Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, Atari had offered $100 for each chip that was eliminated in the machine. Jobs had little interest or knowledge in circuit board design and made a deal with Wozniak to split the bonus evenly between them if Wozniak could minimize the number of chips. Much to the amazement of Atari, Wozniak reduced the number of chips by 50, a design so tight that it was impossible to reproduce on an assembly line. At the time, Jobs told Wozniak that Atari had only given them $700 (instead of the actual $5000) and that Wozniak's share was thus $350.

Career

Beginnings of Apple Computer

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates at the fifth D: All Things Digitalconference (D5) in 2007
In 1976, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, with later funding from a then-semi-retired Intel product-marketing manager and engineer A.C. "Mike" Markkula Jr., founded Apple. Prior to co-founding Apple, Wozniak was an electronics hacker. Jobs and Wozniak had been friends for several years, having met in 1971, when their mutual friend, Bill Fernandez, introduced 21-year-old Wozniak to 16-year-old Jobs. Steve Jobs managed to interest Wozniak in assembling a computer and selling it. As Apple continued to expand, the company began looking for an experienced executive to help manage its expansion.

In 1978, Apple recruited Mike Scott from National Semiconductor to serve as CEO for what turned out to be several turbulent years. In 1983, Steve Jobs lured John Sculley away from Pepsi-Cola to serve as Apple's CEO, asking, "Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?" The following year, Apple aired a Super Bowl television commercial titled "1984". At Apple's annual shareholders meeting on January 24, 1984, an emotional Jobs introduced the Macintosh to a wildly enthusiastic audience; Andy Hertzfeld described the scene as "pandemonium".The Macintosh became the first commercially successful small computer with a graphical user interface. The development of the Mac was started by Jef Raskin, and eventually taken over by Jobs.

While Jobs was a persuasive and charismatic director for Apple, some of his employees from that time had described him as an erratic and temperamental manager. An industry-wide sales slump towards the end of 1984 caused a deterioration in Jobs's working relationship with Sculley, and at the end of May 1985 – following an internal power struggle and an announcement of significant layoffs – Sculley relieved Jobs of his duties as head of the Macintosh division. He later claimed that being fired from Apple was the best thing that could happen to him; “The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”

NeXT Computer

The NeXT used by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN that became the first server in theWorld Wide Web.

Around the same time, Jobs founded another computer company, NeXT Computer. Like the Apple Lisa, the NeXT workstation was technologically advanced; however, it was largely dismissed by industry as cost-prohibitive. Among those who could afford it, however, the NeXT workstation garnered a strong following because of its technical strengths, chief among them its object-oriented software development system. Jobs marketed NeXT products to the scientific and academic fields because of the innovative, experimental new technologies it incorporated (such as the Mach kernel, the digital signal processor chip, and the built-inEthernet port)
The NeXTcube was described by Jobs as an "interpersonal"[Need quotation to computer, which he believed was the next step after "personal"[Need quotation to computing. That is, if computers could allow people to communicate and collaborate together in an easy way, it would solve many of the problems that "personal" computing had come up against.

During a time when e-mail for most people was plain text, Jobs loved to demo the NeXT's e-mail system, NeXTMail, as an example of his "interpersonal" philosophy NeXTMail was one of the first to support universally visible, clickable embedded graphics and audio within e-mail.

Jobs ran NeXT with an obsession for aesthetic perfection, as evidenced by such things as the NeXTcube's magnesium case. This put considerable strain on NeXT's hardware division, and in 1993, after having sold only 50,000 machines, NeXT transitioned fully to software development with the release of NeXTSTEP/Intel.

Pixar and Disney

In 1986, Jobs bought The Graphics Group (later renamed Pixar) from Lucasfilm's computer graphics division for the price of $10 million, $5 million of which was given to the company as capital.

The new company, which was originally based at Lucasfilm's Kerner Studios in San Rafael, California, but has since relocated to Emeryville, California, was initially intended to be a high-end graphics hardware developer. After years of unprofitability selling the Pixar Image Computer, it contracted with Disney to produce a number of computer-animated feature films, which Disney would co-finance and distribute.

The first film produced by the partnership, Toy Story, brought fame and critical acclaim to the studio when it was released in 1995. Over the next 15 years, under Pixar's creative chief John Lasseter, the company would produce the box-office hits A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Finding Nemo (2003), The Incredibles (2004), Cars (2006), Ratatouille (2007), WALL-E (2008), Up (2009) and Toy Story 3 (2010). Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille,WALL-E, Up and Toy Story 3 each received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, an award introduced in 2001.

In the years 2003 and 2004, as Pixar's contract with Disney was running out, Jobs and Disney chief executive Michael Eisner tried but failed to negotiate a new partnership,[61] and in early 2004 Jobs announced that Pixar would seek a new partner to distribute its films once its contract with Disney expired.

In October 2005, Bob Iger replaced Eisner at Disney, and Iger quickly worked to patch up relations with Jobs and Pixar. On January 24, 2006, Jobs and Iger announced that Disney had agreed to purchase Pixar in an all-stock transaction worth $7.4 billion. Once the deal closed, Jobs became The Walt Disney Company's largest single shareholder with approximately 7% of the company's stock. Jobs's holdings in Disney far exceed those of Eisner, who holds 1.7%, and of Disney family member Roy E. Disney, who until his 2009 death held about 1% of the company's stock and whose criticisms of Eisner – especially that he soured Disney's relationship with Pixar – accelerated Eisner's ousting. Jobs joined the company's board of directors upon completion of the merger. Jobs also helped oversee Disney and Pixar's combined animation businesses with a seat on a special six person steering committee.

Return to Apple


Jobs on stage at Macworld Conference & Expo, San Francisco, January 11, 2005
See also: "1998–2005: Return to profitability" in Apple Computer, Inc.

In 1996, Apple announced that it would buy NeXT for $429 million. The deal was finalized in late 1996, bringing Jobs back to the company he had co-founded. Jobs became de facto chief after then-CEO Gil Amelio was ousted in July. He was formally named interim chief executive in September 1997.[63] In March 1998, to concentrate Apple's efforts on returning to profitability, Jobs terminated a number of projects, such as Newton, Cyberdog, and OpenDoc. In the coming months, many employees developed a fear of encountering Jobs while riding in the elevator, "afraid that they might not have a job when the doors opened. The reality was that Jobs' summary executions were rare, but a handful of victims was enough to terrorize a whole company." Jobs also changed the licensing program for Macintosh clones, making it too costly for the manufacturers to continue making machines.

With the purchase of NeXT, much of the company's technology found its way into Apple products, most notably NeXTSTEP, which evolved into Mac OS X. Under Jobs's guidance the company increased sales significantly with the introduction of the iMac and other new products; since then, appealing designs and powerful branding have worked well for Apple. At the 2000 Macworld Expo, Jobs officially dropped the "interim" modifier from his title at Apple and became permanent CEO. Jobs quipped at the time that he would be using the title 'iCEO.'

In recent years, the company has branched out, introducing and improving upon other digital appliances. With the introduction of the iPod portable music player, iTunes digital music software, and the iTunes Store, the company made forays into consumer electronics and music distribution. On June 29, 2007, Apple entered the cellular phone business with the introduction of the iPhone, a multi-touch display cell phone, which also included the features of an iPod and, with its own mobile browser, revolutionized the mobile browsing scene. While stimulating innovation, Jobs also reminded his employees that "real artists ship", by which he meant that delivering working products on time is as important as innovation and attractive design.

Jobs was both admired and criticized for his consummate skill at persuasion and salesmanship, which has been dubbed the "reality distortion field" and was particularly evident during his keynote speeches (colloquially known as "Stevenotes") at Macworld Expos and at Apple's own Worldwide Developers Conferences.

In 2005, Jobs responded to criticism of Apple's poor recycling programs for e-waste in the U.S. by lashing out at environmental and other advocates at Apple's Annual Meeting in Cupertino in April. However, a few weeks later, Apple announced it would take back iPods for free at its retail stores. The Computer TakeBack Campaign responded by flying a banner from a plane over the Stanford University graduation at which Jobs was the commencement speaker. The banner read "Steve — Don't be a mini-player recycle all e-waste". In 2006, he further expanded Apple's recycling programs to any U.S. customer who buys a new Mac. This program includes shipping and "environmentally friendly disposal" of their old systems.

Resignation

In August 2011, Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple, but remained at the company as chairman of the company's board. Hours after the announcement, Apple Inc. (AAPL) shares dropped 5% in after-hour trading. The relatively small drop, when considering the importance of Jobs to Apple, was associated with the fact that Jobs' health had been in the news for several years, and he was on medical leave since January 2011. It was believed, according to Forbes, that the impact would be felt in a negative way beyond Apple, including at The Walt Disney Company where Jobs served as director. In after-hour trading on the day of the announcement, Walt Disney Co. (DIS) shares dropped 1.5%.

Business life

Wealth

Even though Jobs earned only $1 a year as CEO of Apple, he held 5.426 million Apple shares, as well as 138 million shares in Disney (which he had received in exchange for Disney's acquisition of Pixar). Forbes estimated his net wealth at $8.3 billion in 2010, making him the 42nd wealthiest American.

Stock options backdating issue
In 2001, Steve Jobs was granted stock options in the amount of 7.5 million shares of Apple with an exercise price of $18.30, which allegedly should have been $21.10, thereby incurring taxable income of $20,000,000 that he did not report as income. This indicated backdating. Apple overstated its earnings by that same amount. If found liable, Jobs might have faced a number of criminal charges and civil penalties. Apple claimed that the options were originally granted at a special board meeting. Furthermore, the investigation is focusing on false dating of the options resulting in a retroactive $20 million increase in the exercise price. The case is the subject of active criminal and civil government investigations, though an independent internal Apple investigation completed on December 29, 2006, found that Jobs was unaware of these issues and that the options granted to him were returned without being exercised in 2003.On July 1, 2008, a $7 billion class action suit was filed against several members of the Apple Board of Directors for revenue lost due to the alleged securities fraud.


Much was made of Jobs' aggressive and demanding personality. Fortune wrote that he was "considered one of Silicon Valley's leading egomaniacs".Commentaries on his temperamental style can be found in Mike Moritz's The Little Kingdom, one of the few authorized biographies of Jobs; The Second Coming of Steve Jobs, by Alan Deutschman; and iCon: Steve Jobs, by Jeffrey S. Young & William L. Simon. In 1993, Jobs made Fortune's list of America's Toughest Bosses in regard to his leadership of NeXT. Cofounder Dan'l Lewin was quoted in Fortune as saying of that period, "The highs were unbelievable . . . [b]ut the lows were unimaginable," to which Jobs's office replied that his personality had changed since then.

Jef Raskin, a former colleague, once said that Jobs "would have made an excellent king of France," alluding to Jobs' compelling and larger-than-life persona.

Jobs always aspired to position Apple and its products at the forefront of the information technology industry by foreseeing and setting trends, at least in innovation and style. He summed up that self-concept at the end of his keynote speech at the Macworld Conference and Expo in January 2007 by quoting ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky:
There's an old Wayne Gretzky quote that I love. 'I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.' And we've always tried to do that at Apple. Since the very very beginning. And we always will.


Floyd Norman said that at Pixar, Jobs was a "mature, mellow individual" and never interfered with the creative process of the filmmakers.

In 2005, Steve Jobs banned all books published by John Wiley & Sons from Apple Stores in response to their publishing an unauthorized biography, iCon: Steve Jobs. In its 2010 annual earnings report, Wiley said it had "closed a deal ... to make its titles available for the iPad."

Inventions

Jobs is listed as either primary inventor or co-inventor in 338 US patents or patent applications related to a range of technologies from actual computer and portable devices to user interfaces (including touch-based), speakers, keyboards, power adapters, staircases, clasps, sleeves, lanyards and packages.

Philanthropy

After Bloomberg accidentally published Jobs' obituary in 2008, Arik Hesseldahl of BusinessWeek magazine noted that "Jobs isn’t widely known for his association with philanthropic causes", compared to Bill Gates' efforts. After resuming control of Apple in 1997, Jobs eliminated all corporate philanthropy programs.

Personal life

Jobs married Laurene Powell, on March 18, 1991. Presiding over the wedding was the Zen Buddhist monk Kobun Chino Otogawa. The couple have a son and two daughters. Jobs also has a daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs (born 1978), from his relationship with Bay Area painter Chrisann Brennan. She briefly raised their daughter on welfare when Jobs denied paternity, claiming that he was sterile; he later acknowledged paternity.

In the unauthorized biography, The Second Coming of Steve Jobs, author Alan Deutschman reports that Jobs once dated Joan Baez. Deutschman quotes Elizabeth Holmes, a friend of Jobs from his time at Reed College, as saying she "believed that Steve became the lover of Joan Baez in large measure because Baez had been the lover of Bob Dylan." In another unauthorized biography, iCon: Steve Jobs by Jeffrey S. Young & William L. Simon, the authors suggest that Jobs might have married Baez, but her age at the time meant it was unlikely the couple could have children.

Jobs was also a fan of The Beatles. He referred to them on multiple occasions at Keynotes and also was interviewed on a showing of a Paul McCartney concert. When asked about his business model on 60 Minutes, he replied:

My model for business is The Beatles: They were four guys that kept each other's negative tendencies in check; they balanced each other. And the total was greater than the sum of the parts. Great things in business are not done by one person, they are done by a team of people.

In 1982, Jobs bought an apartment in The San Remo, an apartment building in New York City with a politically progressive reputation, where Demi Moore, Steven Spielberg, Steve Martin, and Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, daughter of Rita Hayworth, also had apartments. With the help of I.M. Pei, Jobs spent years renovating his apartment in the top two floors of the building's north tower, only to sell it almost two decades later to U2 singer Bono. Jobs had never moved in.
In 1984, Jobs purchased a 17,000-square-foot (1,600 m2), 14-bedroom Spanish Colonial mansion, designed by George Washington Smith, in Woodside, California (also known as Jackling House). Although it reportedly remained in an almost unfurnished state, Jobs lived in the mansion for almost ten years. According to reports, he kept an old BMW motorcycle in the living room, and let Bill Clinton use it in 1998. Since the early 1990s, Jobs has lived in a house in the Old Palo Alto neighborhood of Palo Alto. President Clinton dined with Jobs and 14 Silicon Valley CEOs there on August 7, 1996 on a meal catered by Greens Restaurant.


Clinton returned the favor and Jobs, who was a Democratic donor, slept in the Lincoln bedroom of the White House.
Jobs allowed Jackling House to fall into a state of disrepair, planning to demolish the house and build a smaller home on the property; but he met with complaints from local preservationists over his plans. In June 2004, the Woodside Town Council gave Jobs approval to demolish the mansion, on the condition that he advertise the property for a year to see if someone would move it to another location and restore it. A number of people expressed interest, including several with experience in restoring old property, but no agreements to that effect were reached. Later that same year, a local preservationist group began seeking legal action to prevent demolition. In January 2007 Jobs was denied the right to demolish the property, by a court decision. The court decision was overturned on appeal in March 2010 and the mansion was demolished beginning February 2011.

Jobs usually wore a black long-sleeved mock turtleneck made by St. Croix, Levi's 501 blue jeans, and New Balance 991 sneakers. He was a pescetarian, one whose diet includes fish but no other meat.

His car was a silver 2008

Jobs had a public war of words with Dell Computer CEO Michael Dell, starting when Jobs first criticized Dell for making "un-innovative beige boxes".On October 6, 1997, in a Gartner Symposium, when Michael Dell was asked what he would do if he owned then-troubled Apple Computer, he said "I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." In 2006, Steve Jobs sent an email to all employees when Apple's market capitalization rose above Dell's. The email read:

Team, it turned out that Michael Dell wasn't perfect at predicting the future. Based on today's stock market close, Apple is worth more than Dell. Stocks go up and down, and things may be different tomorrow, but I thought it was worth a moment of reflection today. Steve.

Illness and death
In mid-2004, Jobs announced to his employees that he had been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his pancreas. The prognosis for pancreatic cancer is usually very poor; Jobs, however, stated that he had a rare, far less aggressive type known as islet cell neuroendocrine tumor. After initially resisting the idea of conventional medical intervention and embarking on a special diet to thwart the disease, Jobs underwent a pancreaticoduodenectomy (or "Whipple procedure") in July 2004 that appeared to successfully remove the tumor. Jobs apparently did not require nor receive chemotherapy or radiation therapy. During Jobs' absence, Timothy D. Cook, head of worldwide sales and operations at Apple, ran the company.

In early August 2006, Jobs delivered the keynote for Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference. His "thin, almost gaunt" appearance and unusually "listless" delivery, together with his choice to delegate significant portions of his keynote to other presenters, inspired a flurry of media and Internet speculation about his health. In contrast, according to an Ars Technica journal report, WWDC attendees who saw Jobs in person said he "looked fine".Following the keynote, an Apple spokesperson said that "Steve's health is robust."
Two years later, similar concerns followed Jobs' 2008 WWDC keynote address. Apple officials stated Jobs was victim to a "common bug" and was taking antibiotics, while others surmised his cachectic appearance was due to the Whipple procedure.

During a July conference call discussing Apple earnings, participants responded to repeated questions about Steve Jobs' health by insisting that it was a "private matter". Others, however, voiced the opinion that shareholders had a right to know more, given Jobs' hands-on approach to running his company. The New York Times published an article based on an off-the-record phone conversation with Jobs, noting that "while his health issues have amounted to a good deal more than 'a common bug,' they weren’t life-threatening and he doesn’t have a recurrence of cancer."

On August 28, 2008, Bloomberg mistakenly published a 2500-word obituary of Jobs in its corporate news service, containing blank spaces for his age and cause of death. (News carriers customarily stockpile up-to-date obituaries to facilitate news delivery in the event of a well-known figure's untimely death.) Although the error was promptly rectified, many news carriers and blogs reported on it, intensifying rumors concerning Jobs' health. Jobs responded at Apple's September 2008 Let's Rock keynote by quoting Mark Twain: "Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." At a subsequent media event, Jobs concluded his presentation with a slide reading "110/70", referring to his blood pressure, stating he would not address further questions about his health.

On December 16, 2008, Apple announced that marketing vice-president Phil Schiller would deliver the company's final keynote address at the Macworld Conference and Expo 2009, again reviving questions about Jobs' health. In a statement given on January 5, 2009 on Apple.com, Jobs said that he had been suffering from a "hormone imbalance" for several months. On January 14, 2009, in an internal Apple memo, Jobs wrote that in the previous week he had "learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought" and announced a six-month leave of absence until the end of June 2009 to allow him to better focus on his health. Tim Cook, who had previously acted as CEO in Jobs' 2004 absence, became acting CEO of Apple,]with Jobs still involved with "major strategic decisions."

In April 2009, Jobs underwent a liver transplant at Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute in Memphis, Tennessee.[137][138] Jobs' prognosis was "excellent".
On January 17, 2011, one and a half years after Jobs returned from his liver transplant, Apple announced that he had been granted a medical leave of absence. Jobs announced his leave in a letter to employees, stating his decision was made "so he could focus on his health". As during his 2009 medical leave, Apple announced that Tim Cook would run day-to-day operations and that Jobs would continue to be involved in major strategic decisions at the company. Despite the leave, he made appearances at the iPad 2 launch event (March 2), the WWDC keynote introducing iCloud (June 6), and before the Cupertino city council (June 7).

Jobs announced his resignation from his role as Apple's CEO on August 24, 2011. In the letter, Jobs wrote that he could "no longer meet [his] duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO".

On October 5, 2011, Apple released a statement saying that Jobs had died. The statement read "We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve. His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts". His family, in a separate statement, said Mr. Jobs "died peacefully today surrounded by his family ..."

Also on October 5, 2011, apple.com greeted visitors with a simple message: Steve Jobs' black-and-white picture, his name and his years of birth and death. Clicking on Jobs' image led to an obituary that read: "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." An email address was also posted for the public to share their memories, condolences, and thoughts.

Jobs is survived by his wife, Laurene, to whom he was married for 20 years, their three children, and a fourth child Lisa Brennan-Jobs from a previous relationship.

Honors
He was awarded the National Medal of Technology by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 with Steve Wozniak (among the first people to ever receive the honor),[147] and a Jefferson Award for Public Service in the category "Greatest Public Service by an Individual 35 Years or Under" (a.k.a. the Samuel S. Beard Award) in 1987. On November 27, 2007, Jobs was named the most powerful person in business by Fortune Magazine. On December 5, 2007, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver inducted Jobs into the California Hall of Fame, located at The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts.

In August 2009, Jobs was selected as the most admired entrepreneur among teenagers in a survey by Junior Achievement. On November 5, 2009, Jobs was named the CEO of the decade byFortune Magazine. In September 2011, Jobs was ranked No.17 on Forbes: The World's Most Powerful People. In December 2010, the Financial Times named Jobs its person of the year for 2010, ending its essay by stating, "In his autobiography, John Sculley, the former PepsiCo executive who once ran Apple, said this of the ambitions of the man he had pushed out: 'Apple was supposed to become a wonderful consumer products company. This was a lunatic plan. High-tech could not be designed and sold as a consumer product.' How wrong can you be".

In popular culture
Due to his young age, great wealth, and charisma, after Apple's founding Jobs became a symbol of his company and industry. When TIME named the computer as the 1982 "Machine of the Year", it published a long profile of him as "the most famous maestro of the micro". Jobs was prominently featured in three films about the history of the personal computing industry:

 Triumph of the Nerds – a 1996 three-part documentary for PBS, about the rise of the home computer/personal computer.

 Nerds 2.0.1 – a 1998 three-part documentary for PBS, (and sequel to Triumph of the Nerds) which chronicles the development of the Internet.

 Pirates of Silicon Valley – a 1999 docudrama which chronicles the rise of Apple and Microsoft. He was portrayed by Noah Wyle.

Jobs was depicted in the first series of the BBC Television comedy Harry & Paul as part of The Computer Tycoons along with Bill Gates.

After his resignation as Apple's CEO, Jobs was characterized as the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford of his time.

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Memories

Memory by Simon   Feb 19, 2012
Great link here about Steve http://www.thetechlabs.com/tech-news/steve-jobs-biography/

Memory by elly   Dec 4, 2011
RIP Steve.

Memory by Mark   Oct 7, 2011
One night after discussing an Apple product, a friend of mine dared me to email Steve with my suggestion. "You'll feel better, but understand, he'll never see it." my friend said. So I did. I emailed him on a Sunday night... imagine my surprise that within ten minutes, a reply popped up. I thought it was an auto reply, but when I opened it, Steve had emailed me back with "that's a great idea. We'll work on it!" Whether or not they did is irrelevant. The point is that Steve was not above talking technology with anyone. I will always remember the graciousness of simply responding. And yes I still have the emails that came and went afterwards. Even letting me know when I sent him a funny joke and how he appreciated that. Ultimately, his vision, combined with the products Apple created inspired me to tap into the creative part of me. But even more, Steve provided everyone the opportunity to do something great and in doing so, change the world. We've lost a great one.

Memory by Kitka   Oct 7, 2011
I am new to the community of Apple product enthusiasts, having just taken the plunge and gotten my first MacBook Pro about half a year ago. All that admiration from afar of the Steve Jobs universe finally caught up with me, and the timing was right, so I--a humble non-techie--went and made the move. I am thrilled with my machine. It is indeed a work of art in every aspect. Mr Jobs' drive, nerve, intellect, foresight, perfectionism, aesthetic, showmanship, and sense of fun in relation to humans and technology--these are all I know of him. Is it any wonder that such qualities would strongly attract even my modest sort to the fruit of his team's many labors? That combination of qualities, in the unique measure that constituted Mr Jobs' makeup, inevitably set him far apart from the rest of us. I feel fortunate to have lived in the era of a productive dreamer who inspired as he did, and as he will do far beyond the span of a single lifetime. May his spirit continue to soar, unfettered now by the trappings and vexations of the human form. And may his family and friends know peace in a difficult time; may they come to find increasing comfort in their memories of this remarkable man who was, for a time, their own. Kitka

Memory by lac1   Oct 7, 2011
Csak az hal meg, akit elfelednek.

Memory by Gregory    Oct 6, 2011
It's all about leading change. Steve did that!

Memory by Genevieve   Oct 6, 2011
Steve Jobs was amazing and still is. He will be remembered for ever by creating a new world of technology. The world will never be the same. I remember when i got my first Mac computer, it was amazing. And then i recently go an iPhone and a iPad 2. They are incredible inventions and ideas that Steve jobs was responsible for. R.I.P Steve Jobs

Memory by Сергей Рябов   Oct 6, 2011
Светлая память величайшему из наших современников! Самые искренние соболезнования родным и близким этого замечательного человека, ГЕНИЯ, всегда стоящего на переднем крае прогресса!

Memory by Cергей   Oct 6, 2011
Мы тебя любим

Memory by Yuri Belogortsev   Oct 6, 2011
Rest in piece, Steve. You tried to make this world a bit better. God Bless You in your new life.

Memory by Саттаров Руслан   Oct 6, 2011
Соболезнования всем кто почитал, знал, слышал о Стиве. Светлая память ему. Он был человек-гений.

Memory by Sarah   Oct 6, 2011
My first SE 30, the computer that lit the spark for me, I have never looked back. Thank you Steve, may you rest in peace.

Memory by Владимир   Oct 6, 2011
Именно такие люди, как Стив меняют нашу жизнь, наше отношение к жизни. Он человек будущего - так как приблизил это будущее к нам своими достижениями, идеями, поступками .... Пусть земля тебе будет пухом ....

Memory by Анатолий   Oct 5, 2011
Человек, изменивший мир, не может умереть. Он жив в своих делах, в ваших iPod, iPhone и iPad... Спасибо, Стив.

Memory by Евгений   Oct 5, 2011
Очень сожалею. Пусть земля будет пухом...

Memory by Maria   Oct 5, 2011
Thank you for creating such an amazing world for all of us. I could never imagine that it is possible to become an Apple addict just.... in 3 seconds after getting my MacBook Pro out of the package. And - it was real! The world could not forget you.

Memory by David Rhodes   Oct 5, 2011
Thank you Mr. Jobs for everything you have done. I learned how to use a computer on your Apples in the 90s. I will never forget you. RIP.

Memory by Rupert Malone   Oct 5, 2011
BBC obit for Steve: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12215485

Memory by PamC   Oct 5, 2011
My husband at the time was a Mac addict. I believe Steve Jobs will be in heaven. God Bless his family during this transitional time and know that Steve is healed and will welcome you with open arms when the time is right and that he will be with you always God Bless

Memory by Rod Miiller   Oct 5, 2011
Steve was the lone wolf in the world of HP and IBM. There was just two intelligent college age nerds who changed the way we communicate. Thank you Steve for the personal computer.

Memory by Adam   Oct 5, 2011
Steve was a real hero to me. A visionary and an individual who comes along once in a lifetime. He had a tremendous influence on my life and gave me not only the means to create, but something to strive for.

Memory by tim   Oct 5, 2011
http://youtu.be/Ft3oPgsCFbA

Memory by Simon   Oct 5, 2011
I remember lining up to wait for my turn on the 1 apple mac the college I went to way back in about 1991 or something like that. We all had to sign a book for 1 hour chunks of time.




Candles & Flowers


Posted by Someone
Nov 1, 2013  

You were a genius that changed our lives. Thank You for everything! RIP Steve [*]

Posted by Diane
Aug 17, 2012  

From children all over the world... Thank you for giving us the access to learning in the global village. You are an inspiration to all!

Posted by LD
Aug 1, 2012  

Holding my magical iPad, I think of you and am saddened by the loss of what could have been, but thankful for what you gave us.

Posted by BC
Jul 30, 2012  

RIP Inspirational even for years to come

Posted by Vincent Calaor
May 24, 2012  

RIP

Posted by Pavel G.
May 3, 2012  



Posted by Frank
Apr 26, 2012  

Rip


Apr 19, 2012  



Posted by LuAnn
Feb 18, 2012  

Even after this life you inspire me..Your words are eternal as is your inspiration.

Posted by eric
Dec 21, 2011  

rip

Posted by ted
Nov 20, 2011  

rip

Posted by Dermot Gannon
Nov 9, 2011  

STEVE, REST IN PEACE

Posted by Lauren Elwood
Oct 16, 2011  

A great man with a great mind who changed the world in so many different ways. you will never be forgotten and you will always be missed.

R.I.P. Steve Jobs


Posted by Naga Kishore
Oct 16, 2011  

a man of impeccable character

Posted by XeniaR
Oct 15, 2011  

Thank you. You made not only world but also us, people, better.
RIP


Posted by irene lim
Oct 14, 2011  

The world has become a better place because of you.

Posted by Joachim
Oct 12, 2011  

You and your products are the best! RIP.

Posted by Waeni
Oct 11, 2011  

RIP. You are an inspiration to us to dare to be different.


Oct 11, 2011  



Posted by Vivian
Oct 11, 2011  

RIP

Posted by Justine
Oct 11, 2011  



Posted by Mitra
Oct 11, 2011  



Posted by jane
Oct 11, 2011  

inspirational & immortal...

Posted by Lesli
Oct 11, 2011  

Your passing shows that people truly respect and honor a man of creativity, passion and integrity. You will be an inspiration to me always.

Posted by Rajesh
Oct 10, 2011  

One of the best..(Steve jobs) No more words to say...RIP

Posted by Shavawn
Oct 10, 2011  

RIP Steve. Your innovation and creativity will never be forgotten--you are already missed!

Posted by Brian
Oct 10, 2011  

An inspiration and a leader

Posted by Mya Khwar Nyo
Oct 9, 2011  

You'll be missed.

Posted by Steve
Oct 9, 2011  

Thank you for sharing your genius with the world. R.I.P.

Posted by Anna
Oct 9, 2011  

Thank you and have a good journey!

Posted by Grace
Oct 9, 2011  

Such an inspiration with an impact so huge all of humanity will remember him.

Posted by Gregg
Oct 9, 2011  

Thank you for sharing your genius and extraordinary gifts with ALL. You have touched the future each day.

Posted by Cortney
Oct 9, 2011  

You set the bar and will always be remembered for your brilliance! Rest in peace.

Posted by Brian
Oct 9, 2011  

Thanks for all you contributed. You will be sorely missed.

Posted by Christer Eriksson
Oct 9, 2011  

À great man and inventor


Posted by Ann-Marie
Oct 9, 2011  

You touched my life in so many ways: my career would not have taken the turn it has without you. Our world would have been so much darker and more grey without you. Days later since your passing, I cannot stop grieving. Thank you for so much beauty and so much passion for design. You mattered and taught us all to think different.

Posted by Alfonso Urroz
Oct 9, 2011  

Apple has lost a great CEO and the world has lost a great man.

Rest in Peace, Steve and thanks for all the great thinks you gave the world.

ALF


Posted by Patricia
Oct 9, 2011  

Thank you for lighting up the world so vastly with who you are. Now rest in peace.

Posted by cHATHUR
Oct 9, 2011  



Posted by Melissa
Oct 9, 2011  

RIP

Posted by Marsha Dettorre
Oct 9, 2011  



Posted by Nur Madridista
Oct 9, 2011  

Adieu great man. Rest in peace Steve.

Posted by Mayuresh Pai
Oct 9, 2011  

you gave us the future , time to catch up with the past :)

Posted by Chandara
Oct 9, 2011  

We will miss u!

Posted by Sameh George
Oct 9, 2011  

You did a lot, time to chill.
Rest in peace Steve.


Posted by Domenico
Oct 8, 2011  

Thank-you for all.

Posted by Darrell Allen
Oct 8, 2011  

The world has lost a true pioneer who dared to think beyond the expected and the acceptable. Thank you, Steve, for a life well-lived.

Posted by Vedad
Oct 8, 2011  



Posted by Carol B
Oct 8, 2011  



Posted by Mohammed Al Sabah
Oct 8, 2011  

RIP Steve. Thanks for taking us with you on your wonderful journey.

Posted by Carrie S
Oct 8, 2011  

Your words mean even more to me than your products.

Posted by Elena Rivera MacGregor
Oct 8, 2011  

Glad to enjoy the benefits of Steve's genius. He lived success most days of his life. He will be missed.

Posted by Carol A
Oct 8, 2011  

Too soon.

Posted by Victor Harel
Oct 8, 2011  



Posted by Amy
Oct 8, 2011  

thank you for making things better

Posted by Raymond gardener
Oct 8, 2011  

thanks, for one more thing…

Posted by Vickie
Oct 8, 2011  

RIP

Posted by VIVEK JOSHI
Oct 8, 2011  

GREAT SOUL.
YOU HAVE TOUCHED MILLION LIVES
RIP STEVE.


Posted by Стас
Oct 8, 2011  

do not say goodbye steve!

Posted by Стас
Oct 8, 2011  

До встреm
5;и Стив!


Posted by frank
Oct 7, 2011  



Posted by Hannah
Oct 7, 2011  

I\'ll miss you. You taught us to think different, to go against the status quo. The gadgets you made helped me go through the good times and the bad times. The world seems darker and colder without you.

Posted by Janaka
Oct 7, 2011  



Posted by Frascati
Oct 7, 2011  



Posted by rutwik
Oct 7, 2011  



Posted by Susan
Oct 7, 2011  

Dear Steve, thank you for your courage, your vision and the incredible and lasting changes you helped create.

Posted by Saman
Oct 7, 2011  



Posted by ARY
Oct 7, 2011  

He changed all of us

Posted by Connie
Oct 7, 2011  

I bow to your Buddha nature, but you will be missed.

Posted by Lorraine
Oct 7, 2011  

It was a privilege to have shared the fruits of your genius. You lit candles in the dark. You will be missed.

Posted by Debra
Oct 7, 2011  

Thank you Steve for setting such an incredible example to us all. You are already missed. The world is so much darker without you in it.

Posted by Brian
Oct 7, 2011  

A visionary who's loss will be felt worldwide at a time when a visionary is what the world really needs. You will be missed.

Posted by Bruce A. Christianson
Oct 7, 2011  

May your visionary passion and incisive purity of purpose carry on in all of us you've touched.

Posted by Mary
Oct 7, 2011  

Thank you for sharing your life with us and the contributions you made to all of ours.

Posted by Mim
Oct 7, 2011  

Thank you for everything, from the beginning to the end.

Posted by Albert
Oct 7, 2011  

You did it your way, remarkable and memorable. RIP.

Posted by Shriya Challa
Oct 7, 2011  

Your soul rest in peace

Posted by roberta
Oct 7, 2011  



Posted by clara
Oct 7, 2011  



Posted by nigel crawthorne
Oct 7, 2011  

RIP Steve

Posted by Basil E
Oct 7, 2011  

Thank you for all you have done for us!


Posted by Srikanth
Oct 7, 2011  

Very sad to see you leave the world. My eyes turned moist when i heard the news. RIP .. you are an inspiration for generations to come.

Posted by Arie K
Oct 7, 2011  

RIP Steve. Screw Westboro

Posted by Jane
Oct 7, 2011  

What a guy! Thank-you
xx


Posted by Anton
Oct 7, 2011  

Thank you, Steve. I'm lucky to be your contemporary.

Posted by Kirsty Eleanor Turner
Oct 7, 2011  

You changed our world RIP.

Posted by Chris Webb
Oct 7, 2011  

Rest in Peace Steve, thank you for making all our lives a little more fun.

Posted by Mariane Simonian
Oct 7, 2011  



Posted by Ann Lavin
Oct 7, 2011  

Thank you for all your inspiration and talents.

Posted by Ariful Islam
Oct 7, 2011  

I love the man with an unbelievable vision. Its always you for whom we got those groundbreaking first class products.. RIP Steve

Posted by Oky
Oct 7, 2011  

Rest in everlasting peace.

Posted by Lior
Oct 7, 2011  

Rest in Peace. Thank you for changing the world.

Posted by C todd
Oct 7, 2011  



Posted by Dimitar
Oct 7, 2011  

Rest in peace


Oct 7, 2011  



Posted by Selva
Oct 7, 2011  

RIP -Steve P Jobs

Posted by sameer
Oct 7, 2011  

RIP Steve. Hope you innovate iheaven


Posted by Ivan
Oct 7, 2011  

помниl
4;, скорбl
0;м, уважаk
7;м...


Posted by Louis
Oct 7, 2011  




Oct 7, 2011  



Posted by Rahul S N
Oct 7, 2011  

Thank you very much for all things. You are inspiration for all of us.

Posted by Ali Dhanani
Oct 6, 2011  

RIP

Posted by GJ
Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Rolf_Steiner
Oct 6, 2011  

Dear Steve! You was The Last American who did not even know WTF you was doing dies!
ISad ILove ICry


Posted by Ryan
Oct 6, 2011  

RIP

Posted by Sweeney
Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Jordan
Oct 6, 2011  

iSad R.I.P

Posted by Chalu Harris-Adams
Oct 6, 2011  

What an amazing, amazing man. It truly is a loss to the world.

Posted by Catherine
Oct 6, 2011  

You will always be remembered

Posted by Sejo Abraham
Oct 6, 2011  

We will always remember your graceful thoughts \"Stay Hungry – Stay Foolish – Stay In Love\"

Posted by Timur
Oct 6, 2011  

ty

Posted by Sejo Abraham
Oct 6, 2011  

We will always remember your graceful thoughts "Stay Hungry – Stay Foolish – Stay In Love"

Posted by David
Oct 6, 2011  

this is the most sad day for a long time, sometimes i have to say that life can be so cruel at times and yet we should be thankful for the times we share together on this earth

i will be so glad when we on this earth will live forever and have all the wonderful people just like Steve Jobs still on earth and doing many more great things

gone but never ever forgotten


Posted by Angie
Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by ilya s.
Oct 6, 2011  

Thank you for all of your contributions to this world!

Posted by Rockystone
Oct 6, 2011  

On 6th Oct, 2011
We lost one of the plausible sons of mother,
We lost one of outstanding students of teacher,
We lost one of brilliant inventors of tech-world,
We lost one of the most reliable fathers of children,
We lost one of the most beloved husbands of wife,
We lost the most trustworthy men of friends,
And we lost one of the great men of mankind.
May you rest in peace! Mr. Steve!


Posted by Claire
Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Dianne Jefferson
Oct 6, 2011  

Your vision enabled our creativity to intertwine and flourish in an emerging digital technology. From all the writers and artists who have been able to express themselves because of this, thank you. Your legacy is as eternal.

Posted by A Pretty Cool Guy
Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Anshul
Oct 6, 2011  

to the best Innovator there is, there was , there will be

Posted by Jaime A Giraldo
Oct 6, 2011  

Descansa en paz. Nos has dejado hambrientos y alocados...

Posted by Nancy de Flon
Oct 6, 2011  

"The good die young." R.I.P., Steve, and thanks for the inspiration.

Posted by Camille
Oct 6, 2011  

I can't stop crying.....
RIP


Posted by Janice Crawford
Oct 6, 2011  

Adam\'s apple... Newton\'s apple ... Steve\'s apple ..and they all changed the world

Posted by Kirsty
Oct 6, 2011  

Thank you for the gift of Apple - the forbidden fruit truly changed they way we live

Posted by Wendell G. Dean II
Oct 6, 2011  

Steve will always be with us, each time we use our phones and computers.... Thanks Steve for giving all of us, all of you!!!!

Posted by Nicole
Oct 6, 2011  

R.I.P. - You will never be forgotten

Posted by NADIA
Oct 6, 2011  

rip

Posted by Nikolay
Oct 6, 2011  

Помниl
4;


Posted by Hippo
Oct 6, 2011  

Покойl
9;я с миром, Легенk
6;а.


Posted by Hippo
Oct 6, 2011  

Покойl
9;я с миром, Легенk
6;а.


Posted by Alex
Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Karren
Oct 6, 2011  

Thank you dear Steve

Posted by Evgeny
Oct 6, 2011  

Покой Госпоk
6;и душу усопшk
7;го раба Божьеk
5;о Стива Яко Человk
7;колюб
077;ц Бог Простl
0; его и помилm
1;й Вечныk
7; муки избавn
0; Небесl
5;ому царстk
4;ию причаl
9;тника учини!!!!!


Posted by Mike V.
Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Soneika
Oct 6, 2011  

Love Steve

Posted by Lis
Oct 6, 2011  

Великl
0;е люди уходяm
0;, но о них помняm
0;...


Posted by Maria
Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Салауат
Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Nadya
Oct 6, 2011  

Жаль, что ты ушёл так рано, Стив. Тому, как ты прожиl
3; свою жизнь, можно позавl
0;доват
100;. Надеюl
9;ь, сейчаl
9; ты счастl
3;ив.


Posted by George
Oct 6, 2011  




Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by AVD
Oct 6, 2011  

Великl
0;й человk
7;к.... Скорбl
0;м


Posted by Russian
Oct 6, 2011  

For ever in our hearts......

Posted by Russian
Oct 6, 2011  

R.I.P.

Posted by Nida
Oct 6, 2011  

You will be missed Steve Jobs


Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Alex
Oct 6, 2011  

Thanks for all you've done.

Posted by Laurana
Oct 6, 2011  

R.I.P.

Posted by Gary Watson
Oct 6, 2011  

For not only changing my life, but the world, I thank you.

Posted by Lauren
Oct 6, 2011  

An inspiration and a visionary, you will be missed. Rest in Peace, Steve.

Posted by Jason C
Oct 6, 2011  

From Jason and Samantha Cockrell. Steve you will be truly missed you inspired us daily with are tech and internet addiction.

Posted by Irina
Oct 6, 2011  

R.I.P.

Posted by Xolod
Oct 6, 2011  

Благоk
6;арю тебя...


Posted by Donna Mackay
Oct 6, 2011  

Rest in Peace


Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by K P
Oct 6, 2011  




Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Кристина
Oct 6, 2011  

Спасиk
3;о тебе за всё.


Posted by mark hajek
Oct 6, 2011  

a great visionary and a great motivator...a great human

Posted by Chris Wong
Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Rockystone
Oct 6, 2011  

When we all heard about the message of the death of Steve Jobs, we thought it was a joke and rumor. But, it’s for real. He was died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 56. He gave his new visions on tech to the world. Everything with him appeared in the blink of an eye. His life\'s shed so fast.May you rest in peace for good! Mr. Steve Jobs.

Posted by Margot Lewis
Oct 6, 2011  

Thank you for changing my life completely.

Posted by Vita Valka
Oct 6, 2011  

Thank you!


Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Elena
Oct 6, 2011  

iSad

Posted by Marina-Maki
Oct 6, 2011  

You were the best.Truly a genius.Thank you... Bye...


Posted by Artem
Oct 6, 2011  

The great

Posted by easton
Oct 6, 2011  

the one

Posted by Wlad
Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Evgeny Levchenko
Oct 6, 2011  

iSad. May the world remember you forever


Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Ali
Oct 6, 2011  

The best are the first to go away. RIP

Posted by Andrey
Oct 6, 2011  

You was very clever and had your own opinion...I understand you.

Posted by Таня
Oct 6, 2011  

От всех нас

Posted by Dmitrij
Oct 6, 2011  

Спасиk
3;о за все Стив! Покойl
9;я с миром


Posted by LEROYS
Oct 6, 2011  

Пусть земля тебе будет пухом...

Posted by Marina
Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Вячеслав
Oct 6, 2011  

Покойl
9;я с миром..



Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by nade
Oct 6, 2011  

Rest in Peace

Posted by Andrew
Oct 6, 2011  

Rest in Peace dear Steve...
Покойl
9;я с миром дорогl
6;й Стив...


Posted by Tventin_Karantino
Oct 6, 2011  

Bye, Steve! We will meet you one day...

Posted by A-Wilson
Oct 6, 2011  

Мы не говорl
0;м тебе прощаl
1;-мы говорl
0;м лишь до свидаl
5;ия!


Posted by Nixx
Oct 6, 2011  

R.I.P.

Posted by Art
Oct 6, 2011  

r.i.p...

Posted by Petrov
Oct 6, 2011  

will always remember

Posted by sabotagnik
Oct 6, 2011  

Пусть земля будет пухом. Ты всегдk
2; будешn
0; жить в наших сердцk
2;х. Твои изобрk
7;тения лучшиk
7;!!!


Posted by Denkh
Oct 6, 2011  

Сложнl
6; переоm
4;енить влиянl
0;е IT на нашу цивилl
0;зацию, еще сложнk
7;е влиянl
0;е Стива на IT


Posted by Ernest Chernov
Oct 6, 2011  

will always remember


Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Lia
Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Mikhail
Oct 6, 2011  

R.I.P.
Thank you! Remember you in Russia!



Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Alexander
Oct 6, 2011  

R.I.P.

Posted by S.Minakov
Oct 6, 2011  

R.I.P.

Posted by Yauheniya Belskaya
Oct 6, 2011  

Thank you... Remember you... Bye.....

Posted by Egorova Larisa
Oct 6, 2011  

You were the best.Truly a genius.Thank you... Bye...

Posted by Pavel
Oct 6, 2011  

Thank you... Bye...

Posted by Dan
Oct 6, 2011  

Thank you... Bye, Steve...

Posted by Bob Lindsay-Smith
Oct 6, 2011  

A fine person who will live on in people's memory...

Posted by Vladimir
Oct 6, 2011  

Thank You...............

Posted by art
Oct 6, 2011  

вечнаn
3; памятn
0;
RIP



Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Tatnus
Oct 6, 2011  

Вечнаn
3; памятn
0;


Posted by Ann
Oct 6, 2011  

world has lost a great man
RIP



Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Dmitry S.
Oct 6, 2011  

Rest in peace Steve and thank you...

Posted by Eugene
Oct 6, 2011  

RIP

Posted by George
Oct 6, 2011  

WE REMEMBER YOU

Posted by Сергей
Oct 6, 2011  

Спасиk
3;о


Posted by Taly
Oct 6, 2011  

we'll remember you
RIP



Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Irina
Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Fil Cattish
Oct 6, 2011  

RIP


Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by olivia
Oct 6, 2011  

With respect and gratitude...

Posted by Timur Valeev
Oct 6, 2011  

Вечнаn
3; памятn
0;


Posted by Dmitry
Oct 6, 2011  

RIP

Posted by Yuliya
Oct 6, 2011  




Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Lena
Oct 6, 2011  

We will miss you...

Posted by Vlad and Natali
Oct 6, 2011  

thanks Steve

Posted by Konstantin
Oct 6, 2011  

thanks Steve

Posted by Alex Kochetkov
Oct 6, 2011  

Thank you for all ....

Posted by Maria Garcia
Oct 6, 2011  

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." Steve Job
Steve Jobs, rest in peace and thanks!



Posted by Denis Grigoriev
Oct 6, 2011  

Steve finished this way with the great dignity. A great man has left us. R.I.P. Steve Jobs.

Posted by Denis Mikhaylov
Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Nikita
Oct 6, 2011  

Пусть земля тебе будет пухом.

Posted by Владимир
Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by den
Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Katherine
Oct 6, 2011  

Thank you...

Posted by Natasha
Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Ilia Kichaev
Oct 6, 2011  

Steve R.I.P.
Forever in our hearts...


Posted by Лара
Oct 6, 2011  



Posted by Olga
Oct 5, 2011  

RIP

Posted by Susan M
Oct 5, 2011  

RIP. Truly a genius.

Posted by Наталья
Oct 5, 2011  

Светлk
2;я памятn
0;


Posted by Lepasson
Oct 5, 2011  

...

Posted by DjNash
Oct 5, 2011  

R.I.P

Posted by Nikolay
Oct 5, 2011  

Rest in peace, Great Man

Posted by Ellada
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Peter Glanz
Oct 5, 2011  

Thank YOU!

Posted by Андрей
Oct 5, 2011  

Скорбl
0;м. Соболk
7;знова
085;ия родныl
4; и близкl
0;м.


Posted by Iris
Oct 5, 2011  

RIP

Posted by redfriend
Oct 5, 2011  

Помниl
4;!


Posted by Андрей
Oct 5, 2011  

R.I.P.

Posted by Emil
Oct 5, 2011  

I offer my condolences to his family and loved-ones. He was a great man and will remain in out hearts forever.

Posted by Sergey
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Evgenij
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Yaroslav Ostapuk
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Marina
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by aleksandr
Oct 5, 2011  

Светлk
2;я памятn
0;.


Posted by Ayax
Oct 5, 2011  

Покойl
9;я с миром


Posted by Amy
Oct 5, 2011  

Thank you Steve. May you RIP.

Posted by Serggio
Oct 5, 2011  

Grief...

Posted by Vitaliy
Oct 5, 2011  

Земля пухом

Posted by Ayax
Oct 5, 2011  

We will miss you

Posted by семёшин
Oct 5, 2011  

Земля пухом

Posted by Igor Portonenko
Oct 5, 2011  

The fond memory, a good man

Posted by Kate
Oct 5, 2011  

For Mr.Jobs

Posted by RomDdesign
Oct 5, 2011  

R.I.P.
Hope You see us from iHeaven


Posted by Irene
Oct 5, 2011  

Rest in Peace, Mr. Jobs

Posted by Marina
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Николай
Oct 5, 2011  

Земля - пухом... Царстk
4;ия Небесl
5;ого ...


Posted by Mazoor
Oct 5, 2011  

RIP

Posted by Natasha
Oct 5, 2011  




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Posted by Alexandr
Oct 5, 2011  

You are the Great Steve!

Posted by Alexey
Oct 5, 2011  

Thank you for all...

Posted by Alex Lotuhov
Oct 5, 2011  




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Posted by Anatoly
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Victoria
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by V.V.Feldman
Oct 5, 2011  

Thank you for all...

Posted by George
Oct 5, 2011  




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Posted by Ирина
Oct 5, 2011  

Был, есть, будет!

Posted by Stasy
Oct 5, 2011  

With great love to the Great man.

Posted by Sergey
Oct 5, 2011  

Thanks you Steve for belief in life!!!
Eternal to you memory!

Russia


Posted by V.V.Feldman
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Julia (Russia)
Oct 5, 2011  

RIP

Posted by Сергей
Oct 5, 2011  

Спасиk
3;о вам за веру в жизнь!!!
Вечнаn
3; вам памятn
0;
Россиn
3; (Russia)


Posted by Alexander
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Elena
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Dmitry Chernyshev
Oct 5, 2011  

Thank you for everything. You were the best. Rest in peace.

Posted by Maria
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Yurij
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by MAX
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Alexander
Oct 5, 2011  

Rest in peace Great Man


Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Dima
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Marisha
Oct 5, 2011  

Grustno :(

Posted by Mihael
Oct 5, 2011  

Thank you. Thank you for all. Rest in peace.

Posted by Victor
Oct 5, 2011  

I didn't know you, but it is a real pity
You were a real fighter


Posted by asconius
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Dmitry
Oct 5, 2011  

Thank you...

Posted by fima
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Victor
Oct 5, 2011  

Sent from my IPad...

Posted by Dmitriy
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Dmytry
Oct 5, 2011  

Rest in peace, Steve...

Posted by Konstantin
Oct 5, 2011  

RIP


Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Олег
Oct 5, 2011  

First for alltimes.


Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Дмитрий
Oct 5, 2011  

=((((((((


Oct 5, 2011  

the greatest of people

Posted by Yana
Oct 5, 2011  

R.I.P. We will miss you, LOVE

Posted by NQ
Oct 5, 2011  

RIP


Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Olegs
Oct 5, 2011  

We love you

Posted by Andrew
Oct 5, 2011  

Салют!!!!!
Он показk
2;л,что можно изменl
0;ть мир!


Posted by Gabriel
Oct 5, 2011  

we love you

Posted by Sandra
Oct 5, 2011  

I\'m saddened by the passing of Steve Jobs. Through his leadership and vision, my life was enriched. My sincere condolences to those close to him.


Posted by uta
Oct 5, 2011  

rest in peace


Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Vadim
Oct 5, 2011  

Земля пухом.

Posted by Sergey
Oct 5, 2011  

R.I.P., Steve

Posted by Igor
Oct 5, 2011  




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Posted by Paul
Oct 5, 2011  

Steve Jobs was a visionary and a true genius.
He will be sorely missed.
May you rest in peace Steve.
I raise my glass to you.



Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by ELENA BADASHOVA
Oct 5, 2011  

We grieve,STEVE...

Posted by Alex
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Alice
Oct 5, 2011  

Как грустk
7;н этот мир без тебя, Стив. Скорбl
0;м...


Posted by Nadezda
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Mari
Oct 5, 2011  

...


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Posted by Selivanov Sergey
Oct 5, 2011  

"...Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish." Thank you, Great Steve! Stay peace

Posted by Kashtanoff
Oct 5, 2011  

It's pity. Very, very

Posted by Nikita
Oct 5, 2011  

R.I.P.

Posted by Ken Mccandless
Oct 5, 2011  

It seems strange that the death of someone I didn't know personally can make me so sad.My children and I honour you!

Posted by Alexander Razdolski
Oct 5, 2011  

What's there to say...

Posted by Rolf_Steiner
Oct 5, 2011  

We are crying...Nothing else...

Posted by Chris
Oct 5, 2011  

Vision like no other.

Posted by Elia Novikov
Oct 5, 2011  

RIP Steve, your great

Posted by MMahal
Oct 5, 2011  

RIP Steve..

Posted by MARAT
Oct 5, 2011  

Мы скорбl
0;м.


Posted by Mark Norman
Oct 5, 2011  

iSad2 especially 4 your family. Never knew you, but you inspired me to not accept less than the best from myself.....it's very tough sometimes and I struggle to achieve, but thanks for the inspiration.

Posted by Dmitriy
Oct 5, 2011  

For the Great Man

Posted by Anton
Oct 5, 2011  

I can't believe...

Posted by Igor Strelets
Oct 5, 2011  

The best men of the Universe.

Posted by Diana Gubochkina
Oct 5, 2011  

Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. You have made our Globe big village. Thank you.

Posted by Alistair
Oct 5, 2011  




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Posted by Ilya
Oct 5, 2011  

Thank u Steve for changing world


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Posted by Vladimir Tikhomirov
Oct 5, 2011  

Rest in peace...

Posted by Michael
Oct 5, 2011  

R.I.P.


Posted by Valeriy
Oct 5, 2011  

Rest in Peace Steve Jobs.

Posted by Alex
Oct 5, 2011  

RIP, Steve..

Posted by Yuri
Oct 5, 2011  




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Posted by Maude
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Vlad
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Rovshan
Oct 5, 2011  

So sad.

Posted by Oksana
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Ilya
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Alex Linde
Oct 5, 2011  

R.I.P.

Posted by Inna
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Andrei RUSSIA
Oct 5, 2011  

Человk
7;к- гений


Posted by Mikhail
Oct 5, 2011  

R.I.P

Posted by Harsha Nandakumar
Oct 5, 2011  

Steve Jobs was an inspiration to many people across the globe. His life story reads like a piece of motivational literature.
Steve was a real hero to me. A visionary and an individual who comes along once in a lifetime. He had a tremendous influence on my life and gave me not only the means to create, but something to strive for.
Rest in Peace Steve Jobs. We will miss you. But most importantly, thanks for everything.
Stay hungry stay foolish.


Posted by Anna
Oct 5, 2011  

Thank you... RIP

Posted by ILYA KUZNETSOV
Oct 5, 2011  

Insanely Great


Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Vladimir from Moscow
Oct 5, 2011  

We love you..

Posted by Lindsay
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Valentin
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Andres Vidrio
Oct 5, 2011  

U nedtohvic shoukalo mud, cawxkadw if kxo nehct nakx shoukalo, don atouj. 0ei nacc ro loh0 touhc0 majjot. :'-( Rest in Peace.

Posted by Amanda Maslany | Maslany Creative
Oct 5, 2011  

When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. "For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”

Thank you Steve Jobs. RIP.


Posted by Anthony A.
Oct 5, 2011  

RIP Steve. You helped us realize that we are truly a global village.

Posted by Cherry
Oct 5, 2011  

The world will be a poorer place. R.I.P

Posted by Aj
Oct 5, 2011  

RIP

Posted by Fauzia Khan
Oct 5, 2011  

His brilliant mind will be missed. May Allah give his family and friends patience in this difficult time.

Posted by Muthukumar Kasi
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Chris
Oct 5, 2011  

RIP

Posted by Kat
Oct 5, 2011  

iSad

Posted by Carole
Oct 5, 2011  

You were truly a gifted individual, and an inspiration. Thanks for making this past quarter century so accessible and fun.

Posted by Olexandra
Oct 5, 2011  

Bozhe , blahoslovy youho dushu.

Posted by Mike Pellicci
Oct 5, 2011  

Thanks, Steve ... I'm sure you'll soon start working with Jesus to build an improved Heaven 2.0 ... R.I.P

Posted by Chere
Oct 5, 2011  

May the entrepreneurial spirit burn ever brighter.

Posted by Me
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by James
Oct 5, 2011  

“stay hungry stay foolish" this is wat u teach I will always remember . Stay peace

Posted by CJ
Oct 5, 2011  

R.I.P.

Posted by Nabil
Oct 5, 2011  

RIP Steve Jobs. You inspired so many among us!

Posted by Mary Shields
Oct 5, 2011  

The light that Steve Jobs started will not go out.

Posted by Constantin
Oct 5, 2011  

Thank you Steve for all you've done on this planet! RIP Steve

Posted by Daragh
Oct 5, 2011  

I am a modern day luddite by life style choice and my individual talents...but I do respect Steve Jobs for his work..and I to the extent I a computer user, I am a MAC user.



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Posted by Marie Clowes
Oct 5, 2011  

Rest In Peace


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Posted by den3b
Oct 5, 2011  

No matter what critics may say, you were a damn genius and innovator.

Posted by Mirtha
Oct 5, 2011  

Que dios te bendig y teng en l agloria steve

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Posted by Sally
Oct 5, 2011  

An inspiration to us all.


Posted by Ric
Oct 5, 2011  

Keep.following your heart. Thank you for ever.

Posted by Michael Thomas
Oct 5, 2011  

Thank you Steve, you did humanity a great service and your life had true meaning. We will miss you because of your death, but we will remember you for your life.

Posted by Michelle
Oct 5, 2011  

Thank you :)

Posted by Jen
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Eva
Oct 5, 2011  

RIP

Posted by Dave Haberman
Oct 5, 2011  

You touched so many & left the world a better place for it. RIP

Posted by Liena
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by Myn
Oct 5, 2011  

Thank you for the creativity that flowed through you and right into our homes. You will be greatly missed.

Posted by R. Mulder
Oct 5, 2011  



Posted by hoaiconhan
Oct 5, 2011  

STEVE JOBS RIP. THE WORLD HAS LOST A GENIUS.

Posted by Richard A.
Oct 5, 2011  

You have passed on to a better life, but you will not be forgotten. Your image is engraved in your minds forever. You were the greatest visionary.

Posted by Sean
Oct 5, 2011  

live long die happy be in heaven 30 minutes before the devil Knows yer there...cheers STEVE

Posted by Aj
Oct 5, 2011  

RIP, Steve. The world has lost a great visionary.

Posted by brandon hudyma
Oct 5, 2011  

steve jobs was a wonderful man and will always be remembered every day when i look at my iphone and mac laptop he may not physically be with us today but we all know that he is with us in our hearts

Posted by Leslie F.
Oct 5, 2011  

You brightened and enlightened my world. Thank you.

Posted by Dr. D
Oct 5, 2011  

Thank you for bringing computers and music to people.



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Posted by Kara
Oct 5, 2011  

A profound loss indeed, Apple has had a profound affect on my life and I will be forever grateful that this great man shared his vision and passion with the world. RIP Steve Jobs and my thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and colleagues.

Posted by Jinny
Oct 5, 2011  

You are a genius. RIP

Posted by caron
Oct 5, 2011  

Such a shame we have lost a truly great innovator he took a failing company and built it into one of the worlds best known brands - a truly inspirational man

Posted by Kim
Oct 5, 2011  

R.I.P.

Posted by Elliot
Oct 5, 2011  

RIP Steve