Whether they knew him personally or not, Steve Jobs was an inspiration to people all over the world. This 2005 commencement speech is one example — some say the quintessential example — of his ability to inspire a crowd and share wisdom with humility. In it he talks about getting fired from Apple in 1985, life and death. Now, following his death, this speech takes on an even deeper meaning.
The passing of Apple’s Founder and recently retired CEO Steve Jobs was announced Wednesday afternoon with a simple statement that eloquently honored the innovative leader. The company also changed their homepage at Apple.com in memoriam to the visionary.
We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.
Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.
His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.
Current CEO Tim Cook sent an email to all of Apple’s employees to express his thoughts and provide an email address where memories and condolences could be sent.