Statement by the president on the passing of Steve Jobs - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

Statement by the president on the passing of Steve Jobs

Updated:
© WhiteHouse.gov © WhiteHouse.gov

Provided by www.whitehouse.gov

Release Time:
For Immediate Release

Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was among the greatest of American innovators - brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.

By building one of the planet's most successful companies from his garage, he exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity. By making computers personal and putting the internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun. And by turning his talents to storytelling, he has brought joy to millions of children and grownups alike. Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last. Because he did, 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.

The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented. Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to Steve's wife Laurene, his family, and all those who loved him.

 

 

*DISCLAIMER*: The information contained in or provided through this site section is intended for general consumer understanding and education only and is not intended to be and is not a substitute for professional advice. Use of this site section and any information contained on or provided through this site section is at your own risk and any information contained on or provided through this site section is provided on an "as is" basis without any representations or warranties.
  • Local HeadlinesLocal HeadlinesMore>>

  • This level of tractor pulling is no garden party

    This level of tractor pulling is no garden party

    Friday, April 17 2015 11:30 PM EDT2015-04-18 03:30:21 GMT

    Don't let the name of the game fool you. If you're coming to play in this sport, make sure you have strapped on your big-boy pants -- or big-girl pants, if the case may be -- and other protective gear. And above all else, don't forget the ear plugs.

    Don't let the name of the game fool you. If you're coming to play in this sport, make sure you have strapped on your big-boy pants -- or big-girl pants, if the case may be -- and other protective gear. And above all else, don't forget the ear plugs.

  • Cobb to step down as superintendent of Quincy School District

    Cobb to step down as superintendent of Quincy School District

    Friday, April 17 2015 10:40 AM EDT2015-04-17 14:40:29 GMT
    Steve Cobb, superintendent of the Quincy School District for the past two years, is planning to resign at the end of this school year. School Board member Sheldon Bailey confirmed to The Herald-Whig that Cobb began telling board members this week of his plans to step down. School Board President Stephanie Erwin is upset the information was shared with the media. “There should have been no discussions today regarding Mr. Cobb or any district employee by a board member,” she said.
    Steve Cobb, superintendent of the Quincy School District for the past two years, is planning to resign at the end of this school year. School Board member Sheldon Bailey confirmed to The Herald-Whig that Cobb began telling board members this week of his plans to step down. School Board President Stephanie Erwin is upset the information was shared with the media. “There should have been no discussions today regarding Mr. Cobb or any district employee by a board member,” she said.
  • Quincy police say Humphrey case hasn't gone cold

    Quincy police say Humphrey case hasn't gone cold

    Saturday, April 18 2015 12:01 AM EDT2015-04-18 04:01:33 GMT
    Quincy police continue to investigate the March 28 shooting death of 12-year-old Rayshone Humphrey Jr. Sgt. John Summers, a detective with the Quincy Police Department, said the case has not gone cold, even though it has been three weeks since the shooting. "Not by a long shot," he said.
    Quincy police continue to investigate the March 28 shooting death of 12-year-old Rayshone Humphrey Jr. Sgt. John Summers, a detective with the Quincy Police Department, said the case has not gone cold, even though it has been three weeks since the shooting. "Not by a long shot," he said.
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2015 WorldNow and Quincy Herald-Whig. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.