Steve Jobs ist tot. Die Nachricht durfte man schon lange erwarten. Immer wieder gab es Gerüchte um seinen Gesundheitszustand. Damit hat die Welt sicherlich einen großen Verlust zu beklagen. Der Perfektionist Steve Jobs hatte wohl nicht zuletzt auch einen besonders großen Einfluss auf Design und Usability vieler Apple-Geräte und damit auch der ganzen Industrie. Ein Punkt der auch in Kommentaren zum Tod gewürdigt wird. Hier zwei Würdigungen von Konkurrent Google:
Larry Page (Google-CEO):
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.
Eric Schmidt (Google-Chairman):
Today is very sad for all of us. Steve defined a generation of style and technology that’s unlikely to be matched again. Steve was so charismatically brilliant that he inspired people to do the impossible, and he will be remembered as the greatest computer innovator in history.
[via Wall Street Journal]
RIP Steve Jobs.