World Mourns Steve Jobs’ Death

Steve-JobsThe true value of Steve Jobs to the world has become clearer hours after his passing, as tributes from world leaders to movers and shakers in the technology world flooded the Internet and other media on Wednesday.

From world leaders such as U.S. President Barack Obama to colleagues and to former competitors, the message was clear; the world has lost a visionary who may never be equaled. “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,” President Barack Obama said in a message posted on the White House Blog. “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.”

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called Jobs a “genius who will be remembered with Edison and Einstein, and whose ideas will shape the world for generations to come,” while Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said that the “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.”