Steve Jobs's Death: The World Reacts


Jobs's influence on the world of music has arguably been just as influential as it has on the world of computing and the mobile phone market. Not only did he bring the iPod into the mobile music market -- essentially allowing users to keep their entire music catalogue in their pockets -- but in January 2001 he helped to usher in the digitalization of music for the everyday user with iTunes.

"Before Steve Jobs, digital music was math class. After, it was recess," Billboard magazine wrote.

And of course the circuits on Twitter and YouTube were overflowing overnight with tributes from around the world. From students to grown men, it seems almost everyone has something to say about Jobs.

"Just thinking about it, i even used one his quotes for my senior quote last year…innovation distinguishes a follower from a leader," a young student said on YouTube.

And of course politicians and pundits are chiming in with praise and admiration for a true American innovator. President Obama released a statement shortly after news came of Jobs's death.

"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," Obama wrote.

The Republican field also took to Twitter to express their feelings on Jobs.

"Steve jobs is an inspiration to American entrepreneurs. He will be missed," tweeted Mitt Romney, while Herman Cain wrote, "this country is made great by those who personify the American Dream; Steve Jobs gave us new ways with which to dream."

But the world's emotions were perhaps best summed up in a tweet that came in the form of four simple letters: "I-Sad."

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