With a passing as monumental as Steve Jobs, word is coming from many famous people their thoughts on the man and his work. Steven Spielberg said “Steve Jobs was the greatest inventor since Thomas Edison. He put the world at our fingertips.” And with Twitter it’s been easy for celebrities to share their reactions.
Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted “Steve lived the California Dream every day of his life and he changed the world and inspired all of us.” while Paris Hilton said “So sad to hear about Steve Jobs. He was a genius and one of the most innovative people on earth. He changed the world in so many ways.” The event prompted a record-breaking amount of tweets, at the rate of 10,000 per second, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Kevin Smith wrote “Steve Jobs! Thanks for never settling for the way things were during a life you spent showing us how things could be. O Captain! My captain!” While Ashton Kutcher added “I never thought I could be so busted up about the loss of someone I never met” Roger Ebert noted a sentiment many expressed: “I’m reading about the loss of Steve Jobs on the 17th Macintosh I’ve owned.” Albert Brooks added “Had the pleasure of working for him and knowing him. He was our Edison. R.I.P. Steve Jobs.”
Bono, reached for comment by MTV due to U2′s help in selling the iPod, said “Steve told me as proud as he was of Apple and Pixar, his real pride was his family. He was a thoughtful and tender father, and loved nothing more than hanging out in the house with his belle Laurene and the kids. I already miss him … 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.”
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