Thank You Steve: Die Nachrufe im Internet
Über das Leben und Wirken von Steve Jobs ist eigentlich schon im August alles geschrieben worden. Vor genau sechs Wochen schockte Steve Jobs’ Rücktritt noch die Apple-Welt. Schon da hatte man in den zahlreichen Berichten den Eindruck, es ginge um einen Nachruf. Dabei gab es in der Vergangenheit schon häufiger gesundheitliche Auszeiten, doch wie es scheint, war es dieses Mal ernster. Steve Jobs verlor den Kampf gegen den Krebs und schockte die Apple-Welt erneut.
Welchen Einfluss die Person Steve Jobs und vor allem seine umgesetzten Visionen hatten, lässt sich an den zahlreichen Nachrufen im Internet erkennen. Freunde, Wegbegleiter und auch seine Konkurrenten widmen ihm letzte Worte und danken ihm für sein Lebenswerk. Apple selbst zeigt auf der Startseite ein großes Portrait, Google verlinkt auf der Startseite der Suche auf die Homepage von Apple und selbst der Präsident der Vereinten Staaten von Amerika, Barack Obama, hat seine Anteilnahme ausgedrückt.
Nachrufe auf Steve Jobs - eine Auswahl
Barack Obama, US-Präsident: He changed the way each of us sees the world
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.
Tim Cook, CEO Apple: E-Mail an die Apple-Mitarbeiter
I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today.
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Bill Gates, Mitgründer von Microsoft: I’m truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs’ death
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.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO Facebook: Steve, thank you...
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.
Larry Page, CEO Google: I am very, very sad...
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.
Walt Mossberg, Kolumnist, Wall Street Journal: The Steve Jobs I Knew
That Steve Jobs was a genius, a giant influence on multiple industries and billions of lives, has been written many times since he retired as Apple’s CEO in August. He was a historical figure on the scale of a Thomas Edison or a Henry Ford, and set the mold for many other corporate leaders in many other industries.
Steven Levy, Wired: Steve Jobs, 1955 - 2011
For most of his 56 years, Steve Jobs banged on doors, but for the past dozen or so very few were closed to him. He was the most adored and admired business executive on the planet, maybe in history. Presidents and rock stars came to see him. His fans waited up all night to gain entry into his famous”“Stevenote” speeches at Macworld, almost levitating with anticipation of what Jobs might say. Even his peccadillos and dark side became heralded.
Steve Jobs: „Der Tod ist die beste Erfindung des Lebens“
In seiner legendären Rede an der Stanford University erklärte Steve Jobs im Jahr 2005 den Tod zur besten Erfindung des Lebens. Sich darauf zu besinnen sterben zu können, sei der beste Weg der Falle zu entgehen, dem Glauben zu erliegen, man könne etwas verlieren.
Auf den Punkt brachte es ein Leser der Wired: „Heaven got a major upgrade today“.
Wir werden Dich vermissen Steve.
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