News of Steve Jobs’ death has spread quickly across the internet—many learned the news through a device Jobs has created.
On its website, Apple has this statement posted:
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.
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On Twitter and Facebook, people are saddened by the tech giant's death. Many say that even though they did not know Jobs on a personal level, he has had a unique impact on their lives.
As I type this Editor's Notebook column on my MacBook with my iPhone and iPod on the side, I am saddened by the news, but have reasons to believe that Steve Jobs has lived the life just the way he wanted, followed his passion, and enjoyed his journey till the last minute.
In his 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, Jobs said: "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."
The Apple co-founder spent his last months of life fighting cancer and continued to "live his life" to the fullest.
As we come across stories from media outlets looking back at Jobs' life, his challenging childhood, rise to fame and struggle against cancer, what is going through your mind?
To be honest, I have not always been a loyal Apple consumer, follower or fan, though I always enjoy having my iPhone and iPod around from day to night. I believe that even if someone has not become an Apple fan, he/she would easily become a fan of Steve Jobs. I have much respect for Jobs, who has followed his passion, and led a journey full of challenges, imagination and passion. R.I.P. Steve.