Steve Jobs dies: live blog form -The Telegraph
Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder and former CEO, has died at the age of 56 after a long and highly public battle with cancer.
Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder:
“People sometimes have goals in life. Steve Jobs exceeded every goal he set himself.”
Paul Allan, co-founder of Microsoft:
“We’ve lost a unique tech pioneer and auteur who knew how to make amazingly great products. Steve fought a long battle against tough odds in a very brave way. He kept doing amazing things in the face of all that adversity. As someone who has had his own medical challenges, I couldn’t help but be encouraged by how he persevered.”
Steve Case, Founder of AOL:
“I feel honored to have known Steve Jobs. He was the most innovative entrepreneur of our generation. His legacy will live on for the ages.”
03:40 Google has added the line “Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011” to its homepage. The Apple founder’s name links through to the Apple website.
03:31 Here is timeline of key dates in Jobs’ life and work.
03:20 As well as making online tributes, admirers of Jobs have been converging on Apple Stores around the world to pay their respects. Fans have congregated outisde the store on New York’s Fifth Avenue, writing notes on the scaffolding, and a bunch of flowers had been laid outside the Apple Store in Sydney.
Mattchew03 wrote: “It’s crazy to think about how many people are sharing the news of Steve Jobs’s death using devices he invented.”
Techland posted a quote from Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang saying “Steve was my hero growing up.”
02:55 US President Barack Obama has remembered Jobs as a visionary and great American innovator.
“Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it,” he said in a statement.
02:50 Here’s the view on Jobs’ legacy from inside the electronics industry. Computerworld says Jobs was a man of conviction who left an indelible mark on computing and that the sector will never be the same again.
02:40 The Wall Street Journal has republished Jobs’ well-known 2005 commencement address at Standford University, in which he reflected on life, career and mortality:
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”