Ban pays tribute to US computing pioneer Steve Jobs

6 October 2011

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today paid tribute to Steve Jobs, the United States computing entrepreneur and inventor who has died at the age of 56.

“Steve Jobs was unlike any other,” Mr. Ban said, according to a note released by his spokesperson. “He saw what others did not. He believed above all else in the power of human ingenuity – to create ‘tools’ that people could use, that would not only improve our lives but, quite literally, change the world. He was truly global force.”

Mr. Jobs, the co-founder and former chief executive of Apple Inc., died yesterday. He is credited with some of the biggest technological developments in computing of recent decades.

 

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