Jobs has changed the way of life of many: Tata

Leaders of Indian industry on Thursday remembered the former CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, for his innovative products that were beyond stereotypes.

Remembering Jobs as “one of the greatest icons of the modern era”, Tata Group head Ratan Tata said: “Apple products perhaps brought about the greatest change in the way people wirelessly listen to music, view visual images, exchange data and communicate.”

“He has changed the way of life of many. Apple's products, under his leadership, have had a profound impact on mankind, unequalled by any other company in the information and technology space,” Mr. Tata added.

Mahindra and Mahindra Vice-Chairman and Managing Director Anand Mahindra wrote in his Twitter message – “Steve, the only way I can commemorate you is by committing to cut the crap from my life and to dance to the tune of an inner voice.”

Similarly, IT major Cognizant's Vice-Chairman Lakshmi Narayanan said: “As someone who almost single-handedly transformed the world of computing and redefined the concept of pocket devices, Jobs will continue to be a great source of inspiration for generations to come.”

HCL Technologies Vice-Chairman and CEO Vineet Nayar remembered Steve Jobs as “an idea and not just a person that will live on and on and on”. On his Twitter page, Mr. Nayar wrote – “Steve Jobs was born with “an idea”. He died with millions saying “I have an idea”. His legacy will outlast many lifetimes. Steve Jobs redefined management thinking. Steve Jobs is no more but his ideas that ignited many minds will never die. Thank you — you touched my life.”

PTI reports:

UB group chief Vijay Mallya tweeted that the world has lost one of the greatest innovators of the century.

Tata Consultancy Services CEO N. Chandrasekaran said, “No one has shaped the technology revolution like Steve Jobs. “From the iconic Macs and Pixar's animation; from creating the iPod, to the iPad, Jobs has driven disruptions across many industries using technology and innovation,” he said.

iGATE Patni CEO Phaneesh Murthy said, “(Steve was) the only person I know who started three companies, all of them having multi-billion dollar market value and all changing the world in their own way.''

The CEO of Datawind, the creator of the world's cheapest tablet, Suneet Singh Tuli, said, “It is passing away of a great visionary, who contributed a device that was marvelled by one and all.”

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