06-10-2011, 08:20 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Bill Gates statement, in full:
’m truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs’ death. Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone Steve has touched through his work.
Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives.
The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come.
For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.
Microsoft boss Bill Gates along with other titans of the high-tech industry agreed, with some people hailing Jobs as a modern-day Thomas Edison, who invented the light bulb.
"The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come," Gates said in a statement.
Mention 'iPhone' or 'iPad' and it is instantly recognizable just by about anyone, from Banglas to ATs, from grandmas and grandpas to 3 year olds, from trannies to chiobus - all know what an iPhone is, and how popular it is, even if you cannot afford one.
It's such an icon that is the result of marketing and technology that simply works, and works well enough for billions to enjoy and splurge money on and deire and talk about and even HATE!
You gotta give it to a man who can create such lifestyle items that have managed to make such an impact, impact AND money which other companies can only dream of and TRY to replicate to a certain extent.
It's not about arguing whether an iPhone or another silly tech gadget is the absolute best BUT it's about a tech item that has managed to worm its way into practically everyone's life and attained so much popularity that you start questioning why people like it and rave about it and talk about it so much in the first place, and spend so much money, if it has not benefitted anyone.
.:All Warfare Is Based On Deception:.