A tribute video made in honor of Steve Jobs was shown at the 16th Annual Webby Awards, gathering the sentiments of some of the world’s most influential leaders, personalities, and celebrities, leaving their say about the genius who brought the iRevoluton of portable entertainment gadgets, productivity tools, and lifestyle gizmos.
John Hodgman and Justin Long, personalities who have been pivotal in the success of the “Get a Mac” ad campaign, took the role of introducing the video during the awarding ceremonies.
Bono, a close friend of Jobs, expressed his gratitude to Jobs for “saving lives”, taking part in the RED campaign. George Lucas noted Jobs’ role in “making technology into art”, as Buzz Aldrin praised Jobs for “exploring beyond our reach”.
US President Barack Obama simply said the word “amazing” in describing Jobs, while President Bill Clinton praised him for “spreading American ingenuity, worldwide”.
Vint Cerf, known to be among the “fathers of the internet”, pointed out how unique Jobs was, “thinking different” with regards the direction technology can be brought to.
The video is not exactly the first memorial to be put up in honor of Steve Jobs, with various organizations and associations having their own unique memorials set up in honor of the man.
If anything, the iRevolution of gadgets themselves, in endearing through the times, stand to be a worthy remembrance of the genius that was Steve Jobs.