Steve Jobs: 1955 - 2011

Jay Thompson [quote]Steve Jobs was a true visionary and changed the way the world interacts. One of my all-time favorite quotes is from his Stanford 2005 Commencement address – “Stay hungry, stay foolish and do what you love.” RIP Steve Jobs. [/quote]

Joel Burslem [quote]“I’d rather be a pirate than join the Navy.” Steve Jobs did so much with his short time on Earth, but this quote, perhaps more than anything else, inspired me and millions of others to think different. RIP Steve.[/quote]

Michael McClure [quote]I have never felt any emotion – REAL emotion – from the passing of a business leader. I actually feel something right now, and it is because the products created by Apple under Jobs’ watch were and are THAT amazing, THAT revolutionary, and THAT visceral. I just had a random encounter with a young man working at a bank, and we connected simply because we both had iPhones. What should have been a 60 second exchange lasted 20 minutes, as we each showed the other our favorite apps and we compared notes on the videos we had both watched last night relating to the release of SIRI and the iPhone 4S. I defy anyone to tell me about any other brand that could create that kind of connection, that kind of bond, and that kind of communication between complete strangers. Apple was and is the most powerful brand on earth. Steve Jobs is the primary reason why that is a fact.[/quote]

Matthew Shadbolt [quote]As he once said of Bill Gates “You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead”. Jobs was that rarest of rare breeds, someone who allowed us all to see beyond ourselves. Many will eulogize his vision, his inspiration, and his innate ability to communicate the most complex of technology in the simplest terms. But for me the best and most appropriate word to describe his impact upon my own life, is the same one he used to describe the iPad… magical. Thank you Steve, for making so many magical possibilities come true.[/quote]

Chris Smith [quote]Sometimes people don’t know what they want until you hand it to them. Steve handed us a lot.[/quote]

Katie Lance [quote]Steve Jobs and his influence has changed my life in profound ways. He changed how people thought about technology.  There is not a day that goes by where I’m not multi-tasking between my iPhone, MacBook Pro and iPad. There is not a day goes by where his influence is not felt in my life.

Steve Jobs transformed an industry. He made technology fun, cool, even hip and sexy.  Because of Steve Jobs’ influence, I have an amazing career in an industry I love. He made technology easy for people to understand. He opened people’s minds and made it ok to think outside of the box. He was a true visionary who died far too young. Thank you Steve…may you rest in peace. [/quote]

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