RIP STEVE JOBS

a very shocking new happened today….my most respected inspired STEVE JOBS has left us.

i have been using APPLE since 1998, the first time i get in touch with APPLE’s product is the IMAC, i switched from PC to mac, at the beginning it was soooo uncomfortable….nobody was using it, nobody know what i was doing, nobody can share….just very lonely….

in a few months i start to like APPLE and understand it better….i still remember how i start using IPOD, and then i have bought all the apple products just because i want to experience different apple’s products…all the generation ipods….every model, update…all the keynotes..i have spent time watching and listening to jobs’ sharing and presentation , how he present his ideas , his humor….its all now becomes our memories.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds a new iPod shuffle MP3 player at the 2005 Macworld Expo January 11, 2005

Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds a new iPod shuffle MP3 player at the 2005 Macworld Expo January 11, 2005

a very very unforgettable quote from Steve i still remember from 2004, when the IPOD shuffle is out, a very very striking new design where no screen was on it, only buttons…..the slogan was ” LIFE IS RANDOM” , at first i was really disappointed about this design, because i don’t understand why we not get to choose the songs….but then i kept thinking about this slogan, i went and bought the ipod shuffle and i start listening to my songs randomly….and its really exciting because we really don’t have to choose what we want to listen, its all our fav. songs anyways…… LIFE IS RANDOM ! how striking ? using his own thoughts, his own marketing to educate us to adopt his way of thinking, life style.

Steve is gone, and i m sure he has lived for all his life for APPLE, he has shared alots with us , im glad im one of the follower and i learned alot from his presentations, his ideas, his way of running business – the APPLE INC.

Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech, where he addresses his mortality. An inspiring speech, excerpt from Observer.com.

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t 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 Life’s 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.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t 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.

must watch if you never watched this:

Steve Jobs’ family has issued a statement:

Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family.

In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories.

We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.

Tim Cook

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply emailrememberingsteve@apple.com.

No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Laurene and his children during this difficult time.

President 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.

Microsoft Cofounder Bill Gates

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.

Facebook founder 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.

– A great video retrospective of Jobs’ career:

http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.element/apps/cvp/3.0/swf/cnn_416x234_embed.swf?context=embed&videoId=us/2011/08/24/bts.steve.jobs.apple.timeline.cnn

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