Mark Zuckerberg: 'Steve, Thank You'

Facebook CEO calls Steve Jobs a 'mentor and a friend'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2011 8:21 PM CDT
This screen shot taken from shows a tribute to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.   (AP Photo/

(Newser) – A fellow titan of the tech world salutes the late Steve Jobs: "Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend," writes Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook. "Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you." (Click for Bill Gates' statement.) Others:

  • President Obama: "He transformed our lives, redefined entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world." Full statement here.
  • Larry Page, Google: "He always seemed to be able to say in very few words what you actually should have been thinking before you thought it. His focus on the user experience above all else has always been an inspiration to me.

  • Jobs' family statement: "Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family. In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories."
  • Jobs himself in 2005: "Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose." Full text of the Stanford commencement speech is here.
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