Elysium Magazine’s top five tributes to the innovator of cool.
Steve’s sister, Mona Simpson, wrote an emotional eulogy which was recently published in the New York Times.
“None of us knows for certain how long we’ll be here. On Steve’s better days, even in the last year, he embarked upon projects and elicited promises from his friends at Apple to finish them. Some boat builders in the Netherlands have a gorgeous stainless steel hull ready to be covered with the finishing wood. His three daughters remain unmarried, his two youngest still girls, and he’d wanted to walk them down the aisle as he’d walked me the day of my wedding.
We all — in the end — die in medias res. In the middle of a story. Of many stories.”
Here are Elysium Magazine’s top tributes to the man how taught us to think different:
The site has been dedicated to Steve Jobs – the home page pays tribute to the man that made Apple the most recognised brand in the world. You can share your memories and leave comments at firstname.lastname@example.org
Despite the rivalry google paid homage to Steve Jobs by simple noting he had passed.
“We’re very sad to hear the news of Steve Jobs’ passing,” Google said from its Twitter account. Co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin offered their own tribute on Google+.
Wired immediately updated it’s site to remember the man who told us to think different.
It has also produced a e-book dedicated to Steve Jobs which can be purchased from www.wired.com/magazine/2011/10/magazine_jobsebook/
BoingBoing revamped it’s entire site to mimic the original Mac OS in tribute to Steve. The site image was viewed by thousands. Visit the site to see the various comments on BoingBoing’s tribute.
Nowhere was Steve Jobs more discussed than twitter. With various hash-tags such as #ripstevejobs, #thankyousteve, #isad, #ilegend and #iheaven everyone was remembering Steve Jobs for changing the way we use technology. Some of our favourites include:
“Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you”
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg
“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,
The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented.”
US President Barack Obama
“Steve Jobs transformed the way we work and play; a creative genius who will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his family.”
British Prime minister David Cameron
“For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honour, I will miss Steve immensely. 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.
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.
I’m truly saddened to learn of (his) death.”
Microsoft Corp co-founder and chairman Bill Gates
“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.”
Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook
“3 Apples that changed the world: the one that Eve ate, the one that fell on Newton’s head and the one that Steve built. #thankyousteve”