This evening, it was announced that Steve Jobs has died. Statements and condolences are flying around all over the web, including from Steve’s tech leader peers.
Here’s what Bill Gates had to say.
Google CEO Larry Page said the following on Google+:
I am very, very sad to hear the news about Steve. He was a great man with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance. 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. He was very kind to reach out to me as I became CEO of Google and spend time offering his advice and knowledge even though he was not at all well. My thoughts and Google’s are with his family and the whole Apple family.
Apple has of course released its own statement, as has the Jobs family, who says we can expect a site to be set up to express condolences.
In the meantime, people are also doing so at Famousdead.com.