Barack Obama Statement on Steve Jobs

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    WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 03: U.S. President Barack Obama walks toward Marine One while departing the White House on August 3, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Obama is traveling to Chicago to attend a fundraiser. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    The president of the United States is among those mourning the death of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

    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.

     

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