Hari ini Steve Jobs wafat. Para raksasa di industri teknologi ikut berkabung bersama dengan jutaan orang yang terinspirasi dan terbantu oleh gagasan, karya dan sepak terjangnya.

Wired in Remembering Steve Jobs

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Steve Jobs on Stanford Commancement Speech, 2005

Steve Jobs meninggal setelah tujuh tahun menderita kanker pankreas yang umumnya penderita penyakit tersebut hanya akan bertahan selama beberapa bulan. Selama waktu tersebut, ia memimpin tim yang menciptakan groundbreaking product yang menggeser landscape industri teknologi. iPhone, iPad, AppStore, you name it.

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