Morreu Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

Faleceu Steve Jobs.

A notícia não apanhou ninguém de surpresa, era público que Steve Jobs estava doente. Mas, é sempre chocante quando se torna realidade e é um dia triste.

Na verdade, Steve Jobs não morreu é das personalidades que mais marcou e mudou Mundo e e isso garante-lhe o estatuto de imortal.

Steve Jobs, inspirou o mundo com a sua paixão e dedicação. Obrigado, Steve.

No site da Apple, a imagem de Steve Jobs está em destaque a mensagem é a seguinte:

If you would like to share your thoughts, memories, and condolences, please email rememberingsteve@apple.com

Steve Jobs é admirado não apenas na comunidade Apple, mas também pelos seus concorrentes e lideres de todo o mundo. Aqui deixo algumas das mensagens que deixaram na despedida a Steve Jobs:

Barack Obama – Presidente dos Estados Unidos da América

Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.

By building one of the planet’s most successful companies from his garage, he exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity. By making computers personal and putting the internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun. And by turning his talents to storytelling, he has brought joy to millions of children and grownups alike. Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last. Because he did, he transformed our lives, redefined entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world.

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.

Bill Gates, co-Fundador da Microsoft

I’m truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs’ death. Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone Steve has touched through his work.

Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives.

The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come.

For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.

Paul G. Allen, co-Fundador da Microsoft

My condolences to Steve Jobs’ family and friends. We’ve lost a unique tech pioneer and auteur who knew how to make amazingly great products. Steve fought a long battle against tough odds in a very brave way. He kept doing amazing things in the face of all that adversity. As someone who has had his own medical challenges, I couldn’t help but be encouraged by how he persevered.

Bob Iger, Presidente e CEO da Walt Disney:

“Steve Jobs was a great friend as well as a trusted advisor. His legacy will extend far beyond the products he created or the businesses he built. It will be the millions of people he inspired, the lives he changed, and the culture he defined. Steve was such an “original,” with a thoroughly creative, imaginative mind that defined an era. Despite all he accomplished, it feels like he was just getting started. With his passing the world has lost a rare original, Disney has lost a member of our family, and I have lost a great friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Laurene and his children during this difficult time.”

Jeff Bezos, CEO e fundador da Amazon

Steve was a teacher to anyone paying attention, and today is a very sad day for everyone who cares about innovation and high standards.

Larry Page, CEO e co-fundador da Google 

I am very, very sad to hear the news about Steve. He was a great man with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance. He always seemed to be able to say in very few words what you actually should have been thinking before you thought it. His focus on the user experience above all else has always been an inspiration to me. He was very kind to reach out to me as I became CEO of Google and spend time offering his advice and knowledge even though he was not at all well. My thoughts and Google’s are with his family and the whole Apple family.

Sergey Brin, co-fundador da Google 

From the earliest days of Google, whenever Larry and I sought inspiration for vision and leadership, we needed to look no farther than Cupertino. Steve, your passion for excellence is felt by anyone who has ever touched an Apple product (including the macbook I am writing this on right now). And I have witnessed it in person the few times we have met.

On behalf of all of us at Google and more broadly in technology, you will be missed very much. My condolences to family, friends, and colleagues at Apple.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO e fundador do Facebook:

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.

Eric Schmidt, Chairman da Google e ex-membro da administração da Apple

Em entrevista ao jornalista Charlie Rose – Bloomberg
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