Today is the eighth anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death

Steve Jobs with the Macintosh
Steve Jobs with the Macintosh

Apple CEO Tim Cook has tweeted a message in memory of Steve Jobs, on the 8th anniversary of the Apple co-founder’s death.

Along with a photo of Jobs at Apple Fifth Avenue, Cook posted a quote:

The most precious resource we all have is time. – Steve Jobs

Cook wrote, “Remembering you always.”

MacDailyNews Take: We miss you, Steve!

There’s lots of ways to be as a person, and some people express their deep appreciation in different ways, but one of the ways that I believe people express their appreciation to the rest of humanity is to make something wonderful and put it out there.

And you never meet the people, you never shake their hands, you never hear their story or tell yours, but somehow, in the act of making something with a great deal of care and love, something is transmitted there.

And it’s a way of expressing to the rest of our species our deep appreciation. So, we need to be true to who we are and remember what’s really important to us. That’s what’s going to keep Apple Apple: is if we keep us us. — Steve Jobs


  1. Still remember that day. It was in the middle of the night.(european time zone) I suddenly woke up in terror and sat straight up in my bed. Opened my MacBook. And had to read that he just died a few minutes earlier.

  2. I’m reminded of a lot of great things about SJ upon the passing of this date and one is his very potent address to Stanford graduates in ’05. I do believe his words can/will have long-enduring value in understanding the value of time. From all that I’ve heard/read about him, he lived with a acute awareness of maximizing his time (sometimes creating an impression of someone profoundly impatient). During this address, he spoke with a experiential awareness of his impermanence and, because of this, his words proceed with great force/impact

    In-spite of viewing numerous times (youtube), the power of his words never diminish.

  3. The United States of America and Apple and the Whole World have lost a great, great Tech Mind and Innovator of Electronics. I wish he was still here today! RIP Mr. Steve Jobs. 🙁

  4. Steve Jobs will always be remembered for accomplishing what would have been impossible things for other people. Steve’s fans love him and will be remembered forever.

    The sad sack of silicon called Citizen X who thinks he is God’s gift to mankind and only one degree away from Steve won’t even tell us his name, and he is an anonym-ass whose primary accomplishment is pissing people off.

    Long live the memory of Steve Jobs.

    Citizen X should renounce his citizenship.

    1. Oh and I was 1 degree away seeing as I met him a couple of times. That makes it one degree, but I would expect you to have any intelligent thoughts.
      Some of my one degree people.
      The Terell Brothers
      Adam Osborne
      Ice ‘motherfuckin’ T
      Queen Latifah
      Wu Tang Clan
      David Faustino
      Botsy Collins
      Eazy E
      Alan Kay
      Nolan Bushnell

    2. The amazing thing isn’t that somebody had to befoul Steve Job’s memory with a hateful comment (not at all Steve’s style), but that more people would up than downvote it.

        1. Hey harry. Anything I have claimed can be verified. Go see my business card here. . Also, the SPACE newsletter has my name as secretary in 82.
          There is also a TV show (won two Emmys) where I was the technical consultant, I ran the robot and we at the Byte Shop supplied most of the computers.
          Check this:

          Byte Shop Northwest dominated its geographical area and was acquired by Pacific Bell in 1985 when they elected to get into computer stores.”

          I was the Manager of the Seattle store. We were 142 on the INC 500 fastest growing companies in 84.

          All of this is verifiable.

          And yes, anyone can claim anything. People can also claim the truth.

        2. It’s all pearls before swine with you lot. Did I own the store? No, I managed it. I managed to meet Steve Jobs, which is more than 99.999% of you ever managed to do. I met a LOT of important people. I got into TV, won awards. More than most of you peasants. I have managed to do quite well in life, if I say so myself. Now I manage the comments section at MDN by pointing out how most of you couldn’t manage your way out of a wet paper bag. The best you lot can manage is to try making fun of me. Well you lot are small people, unaware of the greatness whose virtual shoulders you rub up against. The closest you’ll ever get to Steve Jobs, your two degrees of separation to him is my one degree and you won’t even have to go to university to earn that degree, I bestow it upon you. Pearls before friggin’ swine I tell you. Shame on you!

        3. What makes me a bad person. Is it the little league teams I coached? The people I helped through the years. The two great kids I raised.

          Or is it I have opinions based on 42 years working with and in the PC business that are different from a bunch of gen-x’ers and millennias who think they are so smart because their parents bought them an iPhone?

        4. I think you meant, “the vain trust,” has arrived.
          Now, I think you need to give yourself a public “polite applause,” as your familiar with doing it your own head, obviously.

        5. I am very important, I’ll have you know. Indeed, I’ll have you know that I met Steve Jobs and used to be the manager at… a store! So there.

  5. This anniversary would have been a salutary time to finally release an objective and thorough biography on SJ to make up for the several sensationalised and thin ones.

    I particularly value his original emphasis on maximum security that everyone — including that FB/CIA spy network diad — is now beating their chest about.

    1. Missing the forest through the trees, are you? Do you know if Steve’s father/family immigrated per the laws of the land? I bet you don’t, but you proceed so proudly with the command we respect the immigrants…implication; all. I know few people that blindly reject people wanting to immigrate, but I do know many people that expect it should be done according to the law of the land. Next time, could you please try including legal/lawful with your sentiment? Of course, if you’re for “open borders,” never mind.

  6. I never met Steve, but I remember the moment the NPR announced his death on the radio. I was on the highway driving home from work. It was around 7 pm EST. I couldn’t stop crying. He changed my life in so many ways. His computers made me more creative. He was also a great role model.

    He was the greatest gift our planet ever received. At a deeper level, he was a great humanitarian and poet who used to technology to unleash the creativity of millions and up on millions. I don’t think we have fully understood his contribution to humanity fully.

    1. The above words about Steve will never be said about vain, boastful, arrogant, little league training Citizen X.

      Long live the memory of Steven P. Jobs, your dent in the universe keeps getting bigger, just like Citizen ax’s bead and opinion of himself.

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