Tributes to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs have been pouring in from all over the world, with people leaving flowers and cards outside the company’s stores.
Outside an Apple shop in Santa Monica in Jobs’ home state of California, Janine Young was just one of people who shared her thoughts on technology maverick. “Everyone in the Apple community kind of expected this. We knew it was going to be coming. We feared it was coming, but it’s always a shock,” she said.
Another man spoke of Jobs’ global importance, saying “He touched our lives in so many ways. I think for a lot of people from my generation the iPod was a huge deal. It’s just like… I don’t know. He’s just an icon. Not just an American icon, but a world icon.”
Shruti Kapoor said his innovations were revolutionary, adding “He brought about such a big change in the communications industry, the way we communicate now has changed.”
Former head of Microsoft Bill Gates, founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page, co-founder of Google, have all praised Jobs. US President Barack Obama said “the world has lost a visionary”.