Venner og fjender mindes Steve Jobs

Både Steve Jobs’ venner og fjender sender mindeord til den karismatiske leder.

Google-bosserne, Larry Page og Sergey Brin, mindes Jobs på Google+.

I am very, very sad to hear the news about Steve. He was a great man with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance. He always seemed to be able to say in very few words what you actually should have been thinking before you thought it. His focus on the user experience above all else has always been an inspiration to me. He was very kind to reach out to me as I became CEO of Google and spend time offering his advice and knowledge even though he was not at all well. My thoughts and Google’s are with his family and the whole Apple family,

skiver Larry Page, og også Sergey Brin husker Jobs for både hans lidenskab og for hans hjælp i Googles tidlige dage.

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.

Også Microsoft-cheferne Bill Gates og Steve Ballmer har gode minder og Steve Jobs.

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,

lyder det fra Bill Gates, som i 80’erne og 90’erne stod i spidsen for Microsoft, som dengang var ved at knuse Apple som konkurrent.

Også fra Apples nuværende værste fjende, Samsung, lyder der pæne mindeord

Chairman Steve Jobs introduced numerous revolutionary changes to the information technology industry and was a great entrepreneur. His innovative spirit and remarkable accomplishments will forever be remembered by people around the world,

lyder det i en udtalelse fra Samsungs  G.S. Choi. Samsung og Apple er i bitter strid om den ledende position på smartphone- og tabletmarkedet, og kører i øjeblikket en række patentsager mod hinanden verden over.

Mere fåmælt er Mark Zuckerberg på 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.

Også Apple og Facebook er kendt for ikke at have det bedste forhold, skønt de to selskaber ikke direkte er i åben krig med hinanden.

Også præsident Barack Obama er kommet med en officiel udtalelse:

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.

Apples nuværende CEO Tim Cook lover Apples medarbejdere en fejring af Steve Jobs og hans liv i den nærmeste fremtid.

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