Steve Jobs's death [became] the trending topic of all trending topics (@deliacabe ). He was the most innovative entrepreneur of our generation (@SteveCase ). Not many people have a vision, and then execute it so thoroughly. A role model for control freaks everywhere (@anamariecox ). For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor (@billgates ). Jobs's legacy winks light from every shiny wonder he put in our eager hands (@carr2n ).
Steve Jobs was a genius who will be remembered with Edison and Einstein. His ideas will shape the world for generations (@mikebloomberg ). Writing our obituary for Steve (which I had not done before, because it seemed ghoulish). My fingers are still unwilling to write it (@jason_pontin )."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" [President Barack Obama eulogized] (@pfeiffer44 ).
I’ve never been this sad about the passing of someone I didn’t know (@glennf ). I feel bad I never wrote him a letter, even if he never saw it, telling him how immeasurably my life was changed by his genius (@rosannecash ). The joy and delight my first Mac brought to college work touched everything I created with it and set me on this course (@shobe ). I was never an Apple fanboy but I will always be a Steve Jobs fanboy (@weldpond ). Once in a rare while, somebody comes along who doesn't just raise the bar, they create an entirely new standard of measurement (@candylion5 ).
Thank You For Saving Us From Mediocrity (@om ). Thank you Steve Jobs, for the iPad--the best babysitting tool ever (@matthewherper ). Thank you for making 1984 not like '1984' (@adnys ). Turn your iPhone off for an hour, honor Steve Jobs. When you turn it back on, remember how different your life is because of his work (@thatdrew ). Prayers tonight from the 5-year old, not kidding: "Dear God, please have fun tonight with the guy who invented iPhone and iPad" (@nicolebernier ). In memory of Steve Jobs, all music's on shuffle for the next 24 hours (@annkpowers ). Sacrilegious image: Steve Jobs arrives in Heaven. The music is terrible. Pressed against the gates, John Lennon: "Steve! Get me out of here!" (@tcarmody ) My dog is howling at the top of her lungs, in what I can only imagine is her own personal tribute to Steve Jobs (@pwthornton ). I know with absolute certainty I could never make my life as profoundly impactful as yours was. I stand in awe (@clevertitletk ).
Apple campus flags at half-staff (@mental_floss ). It's really kind of touching to see virtually every tweet and post be about Steve Jobs. True influence isn't measured in Twitter followers (@augieray ). Apple changed my life. Over and over again (@poetabook ). Honor Steve Jobs by building things which matter & lead from your heart (@hunterwalk ).
The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do (@jackiyo ).
Fuck cancer. Seriously (@kul ).
Adam L. Penenberg is a journalism professor at NYU and a contributing writer to Fast Company. Follow him on Twitter: @penenberg .
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