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Steve Jobs - brave enough to think differently

President Obama reflects on the impact Steve Jobs had on our world

Technology trends and news by Bambi Francisco Roizen
October 6, 2011
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It's hard not to remain sad about the passing away of one of the greatest innovators of our time. But it's also a time to reflect on how much good he's done for millions of people all over the world. Over the last 12 hours, we've seen many great tributes to Steve Jobs.

Here's President Obama's reflection (from the White House blog):

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.