Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

I’m sad today. Many of us knew this was coming with Steve’s recent departure from day to day at Apple. It still doesn’t prepare you for when the day comes.

Steve Jobs said in his infamous commencement speech at Stanford University

“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.”

I wish him well.

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As was posted on our corporate site today here, here’s a statement from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

I want to express my deepest condolences at the passing of Steve Jobs, one of the founders of our industry and a true visionary. My heart goes out to his family, everyone at Apple and everyone who has been touched by his work.”