Today is a sad day for many people, it is today that the world lost a true technology guru and an icon.
I have spent a short amount of time reading many of the nice words that many other big technology people have said about him over at wired.com.
Up until about 4 months ago except for an iPod I never personally owned an Apple computer but recently I went out and purchased an iMac (I am writing this post from it now, see one of my earlier posts on my blog for a photo :)). I decided to buy an iMac as its simple to use, whilst robust and is a truly lush piece of hardware (I love the design and raw metal look) anyway, that is besides the point.
I thought that it would be foolish of me not to at least attempt to pay tribute to Mr. Jobs.
I was so pleased to see Sergey Brin (co-founder of Google inc.) was actually typed this from his MacBook..
“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.”
It just goes to show how many people use Apple products and what a true impact Steve has had on so many peoples lives.
My thoughts go out to Steve’s family and extended family over at the big Apple family.
Rest in peace Steve, you truly are one in a billion!