Steve Jobs Meninggal Dunia
Direksi Apple mengumumkan bahwa founder dan CEO terlama Apple, Steve Jobs, telah meninggal dunia.
Berikut pernyataan Steve Job, satu bulan lalu saat dirinya mundur sebagai CEO Apple.
I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.”
Dan benar, hari tersebut memang telah datang, ajal telah menjemputnya di usia 56 tahun… Rest In Peace, Steve!
Setelah mengundurkan diri dari tampuk kepemimpinan, Steve Jobs tetap aktif sebagai direktur Apple. Dia bahkan meyarankan Tim Cook untuk mengambil alih posisinya sebagai CEO Apple, yang baru kemarin sukses memberikan pidato pada peluncuran iPhone 4S.
Di bawah ini merupakan paparan Steve Jobs saat menjadi pembicara di universitas Stanford tahun 2005 silam, yang sangat menyentuh.
Bill Gates, teman sekaligus musuh Steve Jobs, berkomentar:
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.
Larry Page, CEO Google juga menyampaikan bela sungkawanya
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.
Mark Zuckerberg juga turut merasa kehilangan
Steve, terima kasih telah menjadi mentor sekaligus teman. Dan terima kasih telah membuktikan bahwa apa yang kamu buat bisa merubah dunia. I will miss you.