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Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, has passed on at the age of 56 after a long and public battle with pancreatic cancer.

Here are some tributes that have been pouring in from around the world.

Larry Page, CEO of Google: “He was a great man with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance. He always seemed to be able to say in very few words what you actually should have been thinking before you thought it. His focus on the user experience above all else has always been an inspiration to me.”

Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder: “People sometimes have goals in life. Steve Jobs exceeded every goal he set himself.”

Paul Allan, co-founder of Microsoft: “We’ve lost a unique tech pioneer and auteur who knew how to make amazingly great products. Steve fought a long battle against tough odds in a very brave way. He kept doing amazing things in the face of all that adversity. As someone who has had his own medical challenges, I couldn’t help but be encouraged by how he persevered.”

Steve Case, Founder of AOL: “I feel honored to have known Steve Jobs. He was the most innovative entrepreneur of our generation. His legacy will live on for the ages.”

Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder and CEO said on Facebook: “Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.

We at eheheheh are truly saddened at the passing of such a great mind and his legacy will continue through his innovations

Heres a quote from an address Steve gave in 2005:

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma -which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Tech it or leave it

Intel have named BEP frontman will.i.am Director of Creative Innovation this past week.

Intel describes the position, “As an extension of his insatiable fascination with technology, which plays a significant role in his professional and personal lives, will.i.am will engage in a multi-year, hands-on creative and technology collaboration with Intel Corporation.”

“Nearly everything I do involves processors and computers, and when I see an Intel chip I think of all the creative minds involved that help to amplify my own creativity,” said will.i.am. “Teaming up with the scientists, researchers and computer programmers at Intel to collaborate and co-develop new ways to communicate, create, inform and entertain is going to be amazing.”

Deborah Conrad, Intel vice president and chief marketing officer added, “We’re thrilled to tap into the limitless creativity will.i.am brings to the table. He’s not only a brilliant artist and producer, but also an innovator pushing the bounds of technology professionally and personally. We share a strong interest in innovation around music, art and lifestyle, and are excited to join forces to establish an authentic, emotional connection with consumers,”

Intel says will.i.am is slated to collaborate with Intel on all types of products, ranging from smartphones to tablets and laptops.

Intel is not the first company to appoint a celebrity into a creative role. Most recently, Polaroid appointed Lady Gaga as its creative director, which they it claims means she will lead the team in the right direction creatively.

I dunno about this, does this mean they get a desk and day job? Will they clock in at their respective companies every morning? I don’t think so.

This looks like another case of celebrity endorsement, whether or not will & GaGa will actually have some input in their positions remains to be seen.

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