My hands are trembling while I am writing this. Woke up in the afternoon after a light lunch and turned on the net and couldn’t understand whats in the news everywhere. condolences and obituaries are beaming on every single screen. I myself know how shocked I am. Putting words are just too hard as I have totally got dumb. I have started my tech career with Apple’s products and when I see my icon retiring as CEO then, and now from life it puts my knowledge into shambles. My sister website Techcular.com is totally devoted towards Apple and its enabled services, Cydia tweaks, Pwange Tools, Redsnow to Jailbreaking an iPhone to every single dust on an iphone or an ‘i’ named device. You name it and you have it, I still remember how i was terribly shocked when the legendary Steve Jobs retired. And now I don’t have that guts to type down that he is no more. Seriously having this post filled with emotions and with a burdened heart I don’t want to put in much into it.
Statements reacting to Jobs’ death were released by notable people in the US and outside, including U.S. President Barack Obama, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and The Walt Disney Company’s Bob Iger. Wired collected reactions and posted them in tribute on their homepage.
Excerpts from President Barack Obama’s statement:
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. 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. And by turning his talents to storytelling, he has brought joy to millions of children and grownups alike. 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.
Bill Gates released a statement saying:
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. Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives. 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. For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.
Excerpts from Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s statement:
I am deeply saddened to learn of the demise of Steve Jobs. He was truly an innovative man and taught us new ways to connect and communicate.
Finally Indian legendary Ratan Tata has words as: Under Jobs, Apple’s impact unequalled by any IT company.