Electronics Industry, Others Mourn Steve Jobs
Condolences poured in from all corners of industry and government Wednesday night, after news broke that Apple cofounder and former CEO Steve Jobs had died at the age of 56. A roundup (all quotes from official statements or press releases unless otherwise noted):
Apple's board of directors: "Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve."
President Barack Obama on the White House's official blog: "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."