Thursday, October 6, 2011

13 Steve Jobs Quotes and Tweets

photo: Jazza
Visionary entrepreneur and Apple Computers founder Steve Jobs died October 5, 2011 at age 56 from pancreatic cancer. He will be sadly missed. What a legacy he left.

While on Twitter, I heard about his passing, so decided to share some tweets with you. They range from humorous, to poignant. I tried to quote the original tweet, where possible.

13 Tweets About Steve Jobs

  1. iWill and iCan changed the world. iTry never existed. You're an inspiration to us all. @alistairpowell
  2. On behalf of every dreamer sitting in his or her garage who is crazy enough to try to change the world, you will be missed. @DamonLindelof
  3. You guys I'm sad about Steve Jobs too but SteveJobs2 comes out in like a month. @eliroth
  4. We couldn't be here without #SteveJobs work. Thank you for taking us and the world to another @guyspyapp
  5. Steve Jobs's patents. An interactive features from the @NYTimes  @CNETNews
  6. Definitely not a bad idea to just go ahead and make this the new Apple logo: Would be a great tribute to #stevejobs @ryanholmgren
  7. Wow really cool what boingboing did to their site for #SteveJobsmakes me feel like a kid again.  @jpeterross
  8. Bill Gates:"For those of us lucky enough 2 get to work with him, its been an insanely great honour. I will miss Steve immensely." 
  9. I feel like #SteveJobs was the only person keeping SkyNet from taking over. Now the machines will go rogue. @robinthede
  10. Moving @Garza_Girl post about how #SteveJobs death really hits home 4 people fighting same cancer.  @ kellywallacetv
  11. 3 Apples changed the World. 1st one seduced Eve, 2nd fell on Newton and 3rd was offered to the World half bitten by #SteveJobs. @smedio
  12. BillGates put a computer on every desk. #SteveJobs put one in every pocket, purse, dorm room and bedroom. @ericklaseca
  13. Steve Jobs, Patrick Swayze, my father. All dead at 56 from Pancreatic Cancer. More research now! Support @PanCAN please. @DanaDelany 

Steve Jobs
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13 Quotes by Steve Jobs

  1. "People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully."
  2. "I'm the only person I know that's lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year... It's very character-building."
  3. "The cure for Apple is not cost-cutting. The cure for Apple is to innovate its way out of its current predicament."
  4. "I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance."
  5. "So we went to Atari and said, 'Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for you.' And they said, 'No.' So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, 'Hey, we don't need you. You haven't got through college yet.'"
  6. "I'm as proud of what we don't do as I am of what we do."
  7. "Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles."
  8. "I've always wanted to own and control the primary technology in everything we do."
  9. "Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?"
  10. "A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets."
  11. "I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates."
  12. "We don't get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life."
  13. "Life is brief, and then you die, you know?"
R I P Steve.

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