Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg and John Lasseter Remember Steve Jobs

Many are still sending their will wishes to the family of Steve Jobs. Today, the President of the United States issued the following statement.

The world has lost a visionary. And 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.

Jobs, was one of the few Silicon Valley executives to attend Barack Obama’s private dinner to discuss how to boost the US economy through technological innovation. Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, was also in attendance and had long been a admirer of the Apple guru.

Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.

Jobs, Obama and Zuckerberg, at private dinner.

 

Just recently, Pixar’s own John Lasseter released a statement on the sad passing of his former employer.

Steve Jobs was an extraordinary visionary, our very dear friend and the guiding light of the Pixar family. He saw the potential of what Pixar could be before the rest of us, and beyond what anyone ever imagined. Steve took a chance on us and believed in our crazy dream of making computer animated films; the one thing he always said was to simply ‘make it great.’ He is why Pixar turned out the way we did and his strength, integrity and love of life has made us all better people. He will forever be a part of Pixar’s DNA. Our hearts go out to his wife Laurene and their children during this incredibly difficult time.

Ed Catmull, Steve Jobs and John Lasseter

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