World has lost a visionary: Obama on Jobs
"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," Obama said in a statement after the death of 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," Obama said.
By building one of the planet?s most successful companies from his garage, he exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity, Obama said.
"By making computers personal and putting the internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun," the US President said, adding 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," Obama said.