Today is the one-year anniversary of the death of Steve Jobs and the tributes and remembrances of the tech icon's life have been surfacing all week. But Apple made the biggest statement today by devoting its homepage to a video retrospective of Jobs' life.
The black and white, minute-and-45-second video takes us through a photo montage of Jobs through the years holding various Apple products, accompanied by a voice-over of some his best quotes related to innovation and inspiration. Following the video, Apple's CEO Tim Cook has posted a message that sums up how much Jobs meant to his team, and the computing industry in general.
Cook said, "Steve's passing one year ago today was a sad and difficult time for all of us. I hope that today everyone will reflect on his extraordinary life and the many ways he made the world a better place. One of the greatest gifts Steve gave to the world is Apple. No company has ever inspired such creativity or set such high standards for itself. Our values originated from Steve and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple "
Other technology and media websites are also paying tribute to the legacy of Jobs, a trend that is showing up on social networks like Twitter (using the hashtag #ripsteve) and Facebook, where fans of Jobs weigh in with their own thoughts. Over in the city of Cupertino, California, the location of Apple's global headquarters, the city flew its flag at the Cupertino Civic Center at half mast in honor of Jobs' memory.
Although it might seem like nearly every business anecdote and personal story about Steve Jobs has already been told, it turns out that there is another treasure trove of information, this time coming from Chrisann Brennan, Jobs's first girlfriend and the mother of his first child, Lisa Brennan-Jobs. On Thursday, St. Martin's Press announced plans to publish a book by Brennan that promises to give new insight into Jobs's life and work.