Steve Jobs ist tot (1955 - 2011)

Veröffentlicht am 06. Oktober 2011 von Roman

Heute ist es wohl traurige Gewissheit, dass der erst kürzlich erfolgte Rücktritt als Kapitän von Apple nicht nur geschah, um sich selbst noch ein angenehmes Leben (wenn auch unter dem Einfluss der bestehenden Krankheit) zu gewährleisten, sondern vielmehr eine vom Krebs erzwungene Maßnahme war. Dass dies so bald geschehen würde, ahnte niemand. Steve Jobs hat diese Welt in den letzten Jahren stark geprägt. Kaum jemand, der ihn nicht (zumindest vom Namen her) kannte - und viele benutzen auch zumindest ein Produkt aus dem Hause Apple. Ein großes Genie, der in seinem kurzen Leben gewaltiges leistete und hervor brachte und sicher sehr viele inspirierte. Sei es als Mentor, Vorbild, Gegner oder Feindbild.

Die ganz großen der Branche haben ihren Nachruf bereits geleistet - mit meist sehr mitfühlenden und offnen Worten:

Bill Gates (Microsoft):
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.

Sergey Brin (Google): sie haben eine kleine Fußnote auf allen Google Suchseiten hinzugefügt
From the earliest days of Google, whenever Larry and I sought inspiration for vision and leadership, we needed to look no farther than Cupertino. Steve, your passion for excellence is felt by anyone who has ever touched an Apple product (including the macbook I am writing this on right now). And I have witnessed it in person the few times we have met.

On behalf of all of us at Google and more broadly in technology, you will be missed very much. My condolences to family, friends, and colleagues at Apple.

Mark Zuckerberg (facebook):
Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.

Bob Iger (Disney):
Steve Jobs was a great friend as well as a trusted advisor. His legacy will extend far beyond the products he created or the businesses he built. It will be the millions of people he inspired, the lives he changed, and the culture he defined. Steve was such an “original,” with a thoroughly creative, imaginative mind that defined an era. Despite all he accomplished, it feels like he was just getting started. With his passing the world has lost a rare original, Disney has lost a member of our family, and I have lost a great friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Laurene and his children during this difficult time.

Barack Obama (Präsident der USA):
Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. 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.

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. Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to Steve’s wife Laurene, his family, and all those who loved him.

Zu schade, dass es aber auch so viele Idioten gibt, die sich in den diversen Foren öffentlich dazu genötigt fühlen, ihren Hass auf Apple und Steve Jobs freien Lauf zu lassen. Was muss in solchen Menschen vorgehen, die derart denken. hat (oder sollte zumindest) heute wohl eine Menge zu tun, um ihr Forum zu durchforsten und einiges rauszukicken.

Steve Jobs - R.I.P.


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