The man responsible for single handily revolutionising computer, mobile and animation industry is no more.
Steve Paul Jobs, born in 1955, died battling a rare form of pancreatic cancer, leaving behind a legacy of the some of the most innovative and ground breaking technology products man has ever seen.
Ever since the news of his death broke out, his fans all over the world have been seen leaving candles and flowers outside Apple Stores. Some have even been photographed crying on the pavement outside the stores.
The entire world has taken to the web to express their shock and sadness over the death of the ‘iCon’. Even some of the most powerful in politics and tech industry have released messages of condolence for Steve Jobs and his family.
“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,” Microsoft co-founder and Chairman Bill Gates on his Facebook page.
US President Barack Obama, who received an iPad 2 from Jobs before it was unveiled to the world to gape at, said “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”.
“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,” Larry Page, Google co-founder and CEO, said about the man who catapulted Apple from the verge of bankruptcy to the most valuable company in the world.