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Steve Jobs' Legacy ... Your Thoughts?

Patch would love to hear from any locals who either worked for Apple during its early years, made a living via Apple products or even worked an an Apple Store. How will you miss Steve Jobs?

You might be reading this story on a MacBook Pro, an iPad, or the Patch app on an iPhone. If so, you owe thanks to Steve Jobs.

Jobs, who stepped down as the head of the tech company in August, was 56 years old when he died Wednesday. Bay Area friends and admirers of the former Apple CEO were quick to share condolences and opinions about Jobs' place in the history of American business, computer science, marketing and innovation.

Do you have any thoughts you'd like to share? Feel free to add a comment below.

"Steve Jobs was a giant in the world of technology and established  the Bay Area as a global center for innovation," San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said in a statement.

"Steve was a true visionary who brought out the best in others," Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a statement.

Dozens reportedly gathered in San Francisco's Mission Dolores Park for an impromptu "iPhone vigil," which was promoted on social media websites.

"Come, turn up your brightness, and remember, together," the Mission Dolores
Park Facebook page said.

Social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook were awash with  messages from Jobs' fans. The twitter trends #ThankYouSteve and RIP Steve Jobs were filled with words of thanks, mourning, and favorite Jobs quotes.

President Obama released a statement this evening saying, "Steve  was among the greatest of American innovators - brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it."

"Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last. Because he did, he transformed our lives, redefined entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world," he said.

T.M. October 07, 2011 at 04:42 PM
I never worked for Apple, or met Steve Jobs but I amold enough to have had a Mac Classic II--my very first computer. ever since then, Steve jobs continued to change the way I manage the details of my business and my life. He was an amazing innovator of course, but also had this incredible enthusiasm and optimism that will be missed at Apple. If you haven't ever seen it, go to you tube and search for "Steve Jobs Stanford commencement address." He will be sadly missed.
Michael James October 08, 2011 at 03:41 PM
I bought a MAC in the box in 1984. It is just like Jobs to upstage the garish news coverage of the Amanda Knox acquittal and the circus of Dr. Murrays trial with a genuine event which is of true meaning to the world. We will never know or experience some things in the world of technology because this genius's mind is now silent.

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