Steve Jobs: 1955-2011 86
Apple’s board today announced that Apple co-founder and Chairman of the Board Steve Jobs has passed away:
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.
Jobs founded Apple in 1976 along with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. In his time at Apple, he redefined personal computing multiple times in ways that the industry is still coming to grasps with. His vision will impact the direction of consumer electronics for decades to come.
Along with our friends over at TiPb, we want to extend our sincerest condolences to the family of Mr. Jobs and express our deep gratitude for everything he has done for the technology industry. The world would have been a very different place without Steve Jobs, and it will never be the same because of him.
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
We make tools for these kinds of people.
While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.