Steve Jobs is dead at 56 from pancreatic cancer. "Apple has lost a creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being," says the company, which is collecting remembrances here. A sense of how the early coverage is going:
- Wall Street Journal: "Steven P. Jobs, the Apple Inc. chairman and co-founder who pioneered the personal computer industry and changed the way people think about technology, died Wednesday."
- New York Times: "... the visionary co-founder of Apple who helped usher in the era of personal computers and then did nothing less than lead a cultural transformation in the way music, movies and mobile communications were experienced in the digital age ..."
- Ars Technica: "... Jobs, father of the Macintosh and the brains behind the wild success of the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, has passed away ..."
- Huffington Post: A huge "RIP Steve" banner links to background and statements coming in from around the world.
- CNET: "One of the most legendary businessmen in American history, Jobs turned three separate industries on their head in the 35 years he was involved in the technology industry." (Personal computing, digital music, and mobile phones.)
- AP: "...the Apple founder and former CEO who invented and masterfully marketed ever-sleeker gadgets that transformed everyday technology, from the personal computer to the iPod and iPhone ..."
- AllThingsD: "... the charismatic visionary who reshaped both the computing and entertainment industries ..."
- San Jose Mercury News: "As far as we know, Steve Jobs never recorded a song. He never directed a film or made a TV show. He never wrote a book. Yet, in the last part of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st, Steve Jobs was a pop culture icon, a man who had as much or more to do with music, film, TV, books, gaming and the way we live than nearly anyone else of his time. "