Farewell to an Icon: Steve Jobs



He was a man who urged us to “Think Different”. A college dropout who went on to change the world and found a company that turned the music industry on its head. Steve Job’s was a lot of things to many different people, and his untimely death after a long battle with pancreatic cancer came as a shock to many.

Apple, Inc., besides being the company responsible for the iPod and iTunes (which is now the top digital music purveyor in the world), is responsible for providing countless computers and software that are extensively used in studios worldwide. Every recording studio has a Mac computer as a vital part of its equipment make-up, and a lot of artists work on such computers to create their music. Here is what some key individuals of the music industry had to say on Jobs’ passing:

“What made Steve Jobs truly great is that he was only interested in doing truly great things. He was bored by an easy ride or easy profit. In a world littered with dull objects, he brought the beauty of clean lines and clear thought. (He was) one of a very small group of anarchic Americans who through technology literally invented the 21st century. We will all miss the hardware-software Elvis.” – U2 Singer, Bono

“We lost a great innovator…Steve Jobs designed a whole new world…he will be missed…” – will.i.am, artist/producer

“RIP Steve Jobs. ‘Steve was of his era what Thomas Edison was to the beginning of the 20th century.’ You made all our lives a better place.” – Nikki Sixx, Artist

“To be a genius in any field is rare enough; to be a genius in three is impossible Steve did the impossible. His incomparable brilliance in technology, design and business transformed not only the music industry, but many others, and in the process, changed our world.” – Warner Music Group Chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr

All of us at Tramaí Entertainment, Inc., wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to Steve’s family, friends, and employees. The mere fact that the news of his death broke a Twitter record at 10,000 Tweets per second is testimony to the impact that this individual has had on the world. We hope that he is smiling down on us, finally at peace, from the big iCloud in the sky. You will be missed, Steve.

Steve's humble beginnings, 1982

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” — Steve Jobs

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Contributed by CMIS Blog Editor/Staff Writer Delia Mendoza


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