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Loss of a Visionary

posted Jul 12, 2012, 4:58 AM by Ashish Jain
Our today's tech byte is dedicated to Steve Jobs.

Steven Paul Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American computer entrepreneur and inventor. He was co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc.

Steve Jobs 2005 Stanford Commencement Address is one of the most viewed pieces of YouTube footage. And below are his famous quotes:

Jobs on death:

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven dont want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Lifes change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Jobs on following your heart:

Your time is limited, so dont waste it living someone elses life. Dont be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other peoples thinking. Dont let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Below are reactions on his death

Bill Gates, 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. He used one of Steves favorite epithets, and said: For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, its been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.

Facebook CEO, 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.

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Once in a rare while, somebody comes along who doesnt [sic] just raise the bar, they create an entirely new standard of measurement. By Ashish Jain on 10:01 PM 10/6/2011