Ten years ago our collective lives changed as technology innovator Steve Jobs passed from this world into the next. Jobs was known for being somewhat eccentric, brilliant, and for pushing the limits. Even though Apple has continued to thrive in his absence, the technology giant wouldn’t be where it is today without his influence. Let’s face it. The world wouldn’t be where it is today without his influence.
Apple dedicated their homepage to “Celebrating Steve” today with a link to a film that highlights his life. Through a series of clips and Steve’s own voiceover, the film depicts Jobs’s views on the world and on Apple’s product line that was developed under his leadership. It’s a lovely tribute and it can be viewed on Apple’s homepage.
In addition to the video, Apple also included a statement from the Jobs family, which can be found below.
Statement from the Jobs family
For a decade now, mourning and healing have gone together.
Our gratitude has become as great as our loss.
Each of us has found his or her own path to consolation,
but we have come together in a beautiful place of love
for Steve, and for what he taught us.
For all of Steve’s gifts, it was his power as a teacher that has endured.
He taught us to be open to the beauty of the world, to be curious around
new ideas, to see around the next corner, and most of all to stay
humble in our own beginner’s mind.
There are many things we still see through his eyes, but he also
taught to look for ourselves. He gave us equipment for living,
and it has served us well.
One of our greatest sources of consolation has been our association
of Steve with beauty. The sight of something beautiful — a wooded hillside,
a well‑made object — recalls his spirit to us. Even in his years of suffering,
he never lost his faith in the beauty of existence.
Memory is inadequate for what is in our hearts: we miss him profoundly.
We were blessed to have him as husband and father.
Apple CEO, Tim Cook, also paid tribute to his late friend on Twitter with the Apple film embedded.
It’s hard to look around the world and not see the influence of Steve Jobs. I think now more than ever, we can be grateful that Steve took the reins of Apple and did what he did with it. The world would be a much different place without Steve Jobs.