On what is perhaps the most rapid form of communication out there, news of the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs spread like wildfire via Twitter. As it spread, people from all over the world began to share their thoughts. Below is just a small fraction of the millions remembering Steve Jobs tonight.
@BillGates: For those of us lucky enough to get to work with Steve, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely. Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to Steve Jobs’ family & friends. The world rarely sees someone who made such a profound impact.
@NotHotWater: Rest in peace, Steve. You were a visionary and have forever changed humanity. I will miss you, your enthusiasm, and your brilliance.
@theECA: We lost a true genius, and legend. The impact of his technology goes beyond looks, and functionality: it created a culture, and lifestyle.
@SaxsyMage: From a 23 year Mac User, 10 year iPod user, 4 year iPhone user, and 1 1/2 year iPad user: RIP Steve Jobs. I will miss you.
@JVB: We lost a true genius, and legend. The impact of his technology goes beyond looks, and functionality: it created a culture, and lifestyle.
@devalyne: Tomorrow I’ll be wearing my black turtleneck. I challenge you all to do the same. RIP Steve Jobs.
@TheAlanJohnson: Incredulous about the news of Steve Jobs’ death. He leaves behind an impressive legacy that will be an inspiration for years to come.
@wilw: iRIP, Steve Jobs. Thank you for making incredible things, so we can live in the future.
@cosmiclaurel: RIP Steve Jobs. You changed the world with your innovation. We’ll miss you terribly.
@IGLevine: Steve Jobs. A great, great man. There’s a hole in every geek’s heart tonight.
@doctordake: I absolutely admired everything Steve Jobs did for Apple and Pixar over the years. Thank you for everything.
@DonaldGlover: R.I.P. Steve Jobs. I can honestly say you changed my life and the world many times over.
@Jagoex: RIP Steve Jobs. I explained who you are to my 3-yr-old, who is learning to read with the help of the devices you created. She says “thanks.”
@carlcunningham: From Steven Spielberg: “Steve Jobs was the greatest inventor since Thomas Edison. He put the world at our fingertips.” <- This
@viticci: “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.”
@ThatKevinSmith: Our parents had JFK, we had Steve Jobs. Edison gave us electricity, Jobs gave us the Jetsons in real life. We lost an icon today. Mourn him.
@ThisIsJeffsb: “Your Time is limited. Don’t waste it living someone else’s life”. – Steve Jobs
@waxpancake: Eliot asked if that meant no more iPhones, iPads, or movies. I said Steve was like Willy Wonka, passing the chocolate factory on to Charlie.
@MrChrisClassic: Dear Apple: Maybe the 4s should be officially “4steve”.
@JRsBBQ: Everyone of us are headed to the same destination. Our eta’s are out of our hands but we’ll never encounter another Steve Jobs again. RIP
@darrenrovell: RIP Steve Jobs. You left your mark on our desks, on our ears & in our hands.
@Schwarzenegger: Steve lived the California Dream every day of his life and he changed the world and inspired all of us.
@cbrangel: Your iPad has opened a whole new world for me at age 81. We’re sad to see u go but are grateful to have had u. RIP
@jisalaberry: “Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do”