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Wozniak Tearfully Remembers His Friend Steve. President Obama on the Passing of Steve Jobs: "He changed the way each of us sees the world." President Barack Obama: 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. Steve Jobs. I’m truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs’ death.

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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. Steve Jobs (1955-2011): Statement from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Larry Page - Google+ - I am very, very sad to hear the news about Steve. He was a… Sergey Brin - Google+ - From the earliest days of Google, whenever Larry and I…

Steve Jobs and the actually usable computer - W3C Blog. At a sad time at which the world has just lost Steve Jobs, it is well to reflect on some of the things which he, his passion, and his creations have given us, as now the technical community should take many of these upon its collective shoulders.

Steve Jobs and the actually usable computer - W3C Blog

A big thing Steve Jobs did for the world was to insist that computers could be usable rather than totally infuriating! The NeXT was brilliant. The NeXT had (arguably too) many things introduced at once — removable optical storage, Objective C, DSP for sound and movies, Mach kernel, unix for a PC, display Postscript, InterfaceBuilder and so on. Yes, they never got the price down and the optical disks proved unreliable. But Steve and NeXTStep ended up saving Apple, and there must be a lesson that it is worth hanging on to cool things: you never know when they will in fact become mainstream. Programming the WorldWideWeb client was remarkably easy on the NeXT. We almost met once. Steve was a champion of usable technology – even sexy technology. Tim. Jack : Thank you, Steve. Dickc : Once in a rare while, some... Apple Macintosh presentation 1984. Eric Schmidt on Steve Jobs.

Everyone knows the transaction where the board sided with John Sculley and Steve left Apple (AAPL).

Eric Schmidt on Steve Jobs

Steve sold all of his Apple stock, kept one share, and founded NeXT. Typical Steve maneuver. When I was still at Sun Microsystems, I visited him at NeXT—we did a bunch of deals with him. He was exactly the same way he was at Apple: strongly opinionated, knew what he was doing. He was so passionate about object-oriented programming. I should tell you this story. At NeXT he built this platform—a powerful workstation platform for the kind of computing that I was doing, enterprise computing. When he went to Apple, he was basically down to 1 percent market share. What I remember thinking at the time is that you shouldn’t take a job unless you know how to win. I joined Apple’s board after the Apple Stores started. It took enormous courage for Steve to go through the operations, the treatments—without violating his privacy, it’s just horrific what he had to go through.