Nieuws: Apple Topman Steve Jobs overleden

Vandaag heeft het treurige bericht ons bereikt dat Apple Topman Steve Jobs is overleden op 56 jarige leeftijd. Het nare nieuws is gistermiddag door Apple (lokale tijd, iets voor 02:00 uur Nederlandse tijd) bekend gemaakt.

Afgelopen augustus had Steve Jobs net zijn functie als CEO neergelegd na langdurig ziekteverlof. Steve had al langer ernstige klachten. In 2004 is hij behandeld voor alvleesklierkanker en in 2009 onderging hij een levertransplantatie.

Verschillende Amerikaanse prominenten zoals Barack Obama delen hun steunbetuigingen. De Apple website is volledig aangepast, ook Google heeft haar homepage aangepast.
Barack Obama

“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.”

Sergey Brin

“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

“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.”

Onze gedachten gaan uit naar zijn vrouw, 4 kinderen en de nabestaanden.

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Rust in vrede Steve Jobs ¤ 1955 – 2011 †

Schrijft graag over gadgets, mobieltjes, Android. Heeft een passie voor lekker eten en koken. In het bezit van een Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Tevens behoorlijk aan het hobbyen met de Raspberry Pi.