Thursday, October 6th, 2011 Posted by Jim Thacker

Tributes pour in for former Pixar CEO Steve Jobs

Former Apple and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56.

Tributes have poured in throughout the day from leading figures in the worlds of technology and politics, ranging from Barack Obama and Bill Gates to Jobs’ Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak.

The mainstream news sites have put together comprehensive reports on Jobs’ life, career and impact on the technology industry. You can find a few selected links at the foot of this article.

But one video that has been getting a lot of airplay, and which seems appropriate to link to here, is Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address, made a year after he was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and embracing the theme of how to truly live before you die.

It seems a fitting tribute to one of the age’s great entrepreneurs and creative thinkers.

The BBC provides an overview of Steve Jobs’ life and career

The Huffington Post has a fairly even-handed analysis of Jobs the man

CNET assesses the importance of Jobs’ less publicised failures in his rise to the top

Apple’s own dedication page to its former CEO