Apple Inc. has launched a tribute page for its co-founder and former chief executive officer, Steve Jobs, displaying messages it has received from employees and customers to remember his life and death.
“Over a million people from all over the world have shared their memories, thoughts, and feelings about Steve,” writes Apple on the tribute page. “One thing they all have in common–from personal friends to colleagues to owners of Apple products — is how they’ve been touched by his passion and creativity. You can view some of these messages below.”
A scrolling list of notes sent in by people is then displayed underneath.
“Steve is one of those people who left a true impact on the earth. He changed many things; made the technology what it is today,” one message reads. “I look up to Steve Jobs as a role model, with not just who he was, a major figure in Apple, but what he did — create incredible technology. Please bless him and may he be remembered forever.”
The launch of the tribute page comes after reports that Apple decided to close down some of its stores as part of a celebration of Steve Jobs’ life. According to a memo, the employee-only event is to take place at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. The event will be available through Webcast.
Jobs passed away earlier this month after battling with pancreatic cancer. After the company announced his passing, people around the world posted messages on social networks like Twitter, remembering the visionary’s impact on their lives.