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R.I.P. Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

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The visionary and founder of Apple has passed away.

Apple CEO Tim Cook sent out the following letter to company employees:

Team,

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 rememberingsteve@apple.com.

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.

Tim

Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. Thank you for your contributions to our world.

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    tuannguyen , October 6, 2011 12:03 AM
    No matter what people say, good or bad, this man made a profound impact on the technology, movie (Pixar), and music industry. We've lost a great visionary and market maker.
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    dfusco , October 6, 2011 12:08 AM
    RIP, Mr. Jobs.
    Your contributions will be a part of history.
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    sgtopmobile , October 6, 2011 12:08 AM
    I DO NOT CARE WHAT ANYONE SAYS.... REST IN PEACE STEVE, YOU WILL BE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER
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  • 59 Hide
    tuannguyen , October 6, 2011 12:03 AM
    No matter what people say, good or bad, this man made a profound impact on the technology, movie (Pixar), and music industry. We've lost a great visionary and market maker.
  • 37 Hide
    sgtopmobile , October 6, 2011 12:08 AM
    I DO NOT CARE WHAT ANYONE SAYS.... REST IN PEACE STEVE, YOU WILL BE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER
  • 40 Hide
    dfusco , October 6, 2011 12:08 AM
    RIP, Mr. Jobs.
    Your contributions will be a part of history.
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    wlachan , October 6, 2011 12:09 AM
    This will mark the end of Apple's golden era.
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    Neslepax , October 6, 2011 12:09 AM
    The world always weeps when genius is lost.
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    blppt , October 6, 2011 12:09 AM
    Damn. I knew he was sick, but not THAT sick. RIP Steve.
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    QEFX , October 6, 2011 12:09 AM
    Regardless of your views on his personality and Apple, he was an inspiration (some times more than others) for the entire industry.

    R.I.P. Mr. Jobs

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    austinwillis81 , October 6, 2011 12:09 AM
    sad to hear
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    sarcasm , October 6, 2011 12:10 AM
    RIP Steve Jobs. Doesn't matter if people agreed with him or not, there's no doubting he was a genius and a man that shaped the way we live with entertainment and electronics.
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    chumly , October 6, 2011 12:10 AM
    From their website:
    If you would like to share your thoughts, memories, and condolences, please email rememberingsteve@apple.com
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    shoemann810 , October 6, 2011 12:10 AM
    Rest in peace Steve jobs, you will forever be remembered
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    sundragon , October 6, 2011 12:10 AM
    RIP :( 
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    Device Unknown , October 6, 2011 12:11 AM
    That's just sad. I in no way liked Apple based on their principals. But I had no hate towards Steve Jobs, and indeed he deserved great credit for what he has done irregardless of how I feel about Apple. Sad Sad Sad

    May he rest in peace.

    p.s. Did he even have family? Are they ok? I never heard anything about his personal life (never cared)
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    velosse , October 6, 2011 12:12 AM
    He was a father to us all, technologically of course.

    Rest In Peace Steve Jobs

    condolences to your family
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    tipoo , October 6, 2011 12:12 AM
    Well, you certainly did put that ding in the universe, Steve. Criticize specific methods all you want, no one here can deny he was one of the great technological revolutionarys.
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    exfileme , October 6, 2011 12:14 AM
    And the world stands still to mourn a brilliant man who changed it forever. Well done, Mr. Jobs. Well done.

    - Kevin @ Tom's Hardware
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    jpishgar , October 6, 2011 12:15 AM
    Posters here are asked to keep their comments civil and respectful.
    Violators will be expunged from the system with haste.
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