One of the first people to comment on the tragic passing of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was one of his main competitors, Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder remembered Jobs as a man whose impact on the world “will be felt for many generations to come.”
“I will miss Steve immensely,” Gates said in the statement.
I’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.