KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian bloggers paid tribute to Apple’s founder Steve Jobs who died early this morning at the age of 56.
Although saddened by the death, these bloggers reminisced and reminded their readers on Jobs' contribution in the ever evolving IT world.
Blog entries on Jobs’ death started being published this morning with wishes of condolences from fans and non-fans alike.
Managing editor and blogger Nuraina Samad wrote, “What would the world have been without Steve Jobs -- this amazingly visionary human being? He left us all yesterday (Wednesday -US time).
We all say to him -- thank you, thank you...for everything. And may you rest in peace.
You rock 'em there, Steve.
She included a short tribute to Jobs.
It says “ Steve Jobs 1955-2011. Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost and amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve left behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”
Blogger David Tan described Jobs as a brilliant man and he may not be around anymore but his brilliance stays. "He leaves a legacy," wrote Tan.
Many of the bloggers highlighted Jobs’ death by putting up links from various news websites.
Din Merican used a report by CNN which described Jobs as hard-driving perfectionist who co-founded Apple and created revolution with wildly popular devices such as the iPhone.
Headlines such as “ Steve Jobs You are the Legend”, “Steve Jobs Dies” and “RIP Steve Jobs” were all over the blogosphere. Many called the successful college dropout a visionary and praised him for his contributions to the development in the tech world.
Blogger Saimatkong, included a copy of an email which was sent to Apple staff from its chief executive officer Tim Cook.
Excerpt from the email : We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email firstname.lastname@example.org.
No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.
It is apparent that the death of Jobs’ were mourned by people of different ages and background.
The number of bloggers who wrote on his death was overwhelming. Young and old, Apple users or not, various industries from journalists to fashion bloggers felt the loss of a legend.