Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56 from a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Twitter has been a place all evening for people to share what Jobs meant to them - how his inventions have changed the way we live and how his legacy will always be that of a visionary.
While reading tweets from my friends, as well as celebrities and influential members of the tech community, it struck me that the ultimate testament to Steve Jobs' legacy might be the fact that so many people are expressing their thoughts about the man on some of the devices he worked so hard to bring to the public - the iPhone, iPad and of course the Mac.
That, and the fact that many of us also learned of his passing on one of those devices.
Here are some of tonight's top tweets about the passing of Steve Jobs -
#ThankYouSteve Your iPad has opened a whole new world for me at age 81. We're sad to see u go but are grateful to have had u. RIP
RIP Steve Jobs. You left your mark on our desks, on our ears & in our hands.
Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to Steve Jobs’ family & friends. The world rarely sees someone who made such a profound impact.
I feel honored to have known Steve Jobs. He was the most innovative entrepreneur of our generation. His legacy will live on for the ages.
RIP Steve Jobs Rest in peace homie.
RIP Steve Jobs....
Thank you, Steve Jobs, for all of the fun and amazing ways you made our lives better....Sent from my iPhone.
You know you've lost a true American icon when Twitter loses it's snark.
Thank you, Steve.
The genius we didn’t deserve, but the one we needed. Farewell, Steve Jobs.
RIP Steve Jobs. Thanks for improving life as we know it.
RIP Steve Jobs. Closest thing we had to Tony Stark.
Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. Your genius will live on for generations to come...
Thank you, Steve.
So much talk on Twitter of Steve Jobs, but Twitter HQ has been eerily quiet the past few hours save the clicking of keyboards he tailored.
Steve Jobs was the greatest leader our industry has ever known. We are all blessed by his life. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Damn. People like steve jobs are supposed to live forever
I was driving on the freeway in Cupertino when I heard the news. Shocking. So much emotion is swirling about.