Bill Gates on the Passing of Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs

Many are still reeling from the shock from the announcement today that former Apple CEO Steve Jobs has passed away. It was only less than 2 months ago, that the Apple founder step down from his position. Citing he could no longer meet the duties and expectations of job as Apple’s CEO.

There is no news on what was the cause of death but many fans and friends have been sending their condolences and among them is long time rival Bill Gates.

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.

Steve Jobs is survived by his wife, Laurene, and his four children.
Below is video from Bill Gates and Steve Jobs joint interview at All Things Digital conference in 2007.

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