Jobs, the co-founder of Apple who bought us the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad, has sadly lost his battle with Pancreatic cancer at the age of just 56.
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We look back at some of the greatest quotes from the man himself:
"My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other's kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That's how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they're done by a team of people."
Interview with 60 Minutes, 2003
"I wish him the best, I really do. I just think he and Microsoft are a bit narrow. He'd be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger." Speaking about Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in The New York Times, Jan. 12, 1997
"We made the buttons on the screen look so good you'll want to lick them."
Speaking about Mac OSX in Fortune, January 2000
"That's been one of my mantras - focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains."
Interview with BusinessWeek, May 1998
Interview with Playboy, 1985
"The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to link it into a nationwide communications network. We're just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people - as remarkable as the telephone."
Playboy interview again, 1985
"Picasso had a saying: 'Good artists copy, great artists steal.' We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas. I think part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians, poets, artists, zoologists and historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world."
Quoted in 1994
"I think it's brought the world a lot closer together, and will continue to do that. There are downsides to everything; there are unintended consequences to everything. The most corrosive piece of technology that I've ever seen is called television - but then, again, television, at its best, is magnificent."
Interview with Rolling Stone, December 2003
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"I read a study that measured the efficiency of locomotion for various species on the planet. The condor used the least energy to move a kilometer. Humans came in with a rather unimpressive showing about a third of the way down the list. That didn't look so good, but then someone at Scientific American had the insight to test the efficiency of lomotion for a man on a bicycle and a man on a bicycle blew the condor away. That's what a computer is to me: the computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."
Interview for the documentary Memory and Imagination,1990
Quoted in Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple, 1987
"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful… that's what matters to me."
Interview with The Wall Street Journal, May 25, 1993
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. Stay hungry. Stay foolish."
Stanford University commencement address, June 2005