Truly, the only newsworthy story today is about Steve Jobs’ passing. With that in mind, President Barack Obama hailed Steve Jobs on Wednesday night as one of the great inventors of our time. He called him a man who was “brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.”
Obama continued by saying in a statement,
“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 and Jobs Technology
Everyone knows that Obama loves his BlackBerry. He revealed this week, however, that he also had an iPad 2, directly from Jobs. As Obama told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, “Steve Jobs actually gave it to me, a little bit early. Yeah, it was cool. I got it directly from him.”
Politicians Saying Goodbye
Many other political figures weighed in, as well, when they heard of Jobs’ passing. House Speaker Rep. John Boehner tweeted:
“Steve Jobs changed the world for the better w/his innovations and genius.”
Another tweet by House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Virginia, said “There is not a day that goes by, and often not an hour, that a Steve Jobs invention does not better my family’s life. Thank you Steve.”
Obama reminded us, with Jobs’ passing, to live life to the fullest. He said that Jobs always said to live every day as if it would be your last.
America, and much of the world, just can’t believe, today, that it actually was.