Last night we learned that one of the most influential minds of the 21st century died at at 56 of pancreatic cancer, of which he was diagnosed in 2004.
To pay tribute to the former CEO, Apple posted a picture of Steve on their home page with the text that read,
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.
encouraging emails to email@example.com to share your thoughts, memories, and condolences. It is the end of an era, but I can’t help but think that we will eventually regard Mr. Jobs as as much of a visionary as Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, Einstein, or Ben Franklin (among others).
From here we can only wonder what the future holds, and it’s always an exciting journey. Rest in peace Steve.
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.
-Steve Jobs, 2005