Bono brands Steve Jobs the Elvis of the computer world
U2 leader says ‘he changed music, he changed film’
U2 front man Bono has paid an amazing tribute to Apple founder Steve Jobs – and described him as a ‘hardware software Elvis’.
Jobs finally lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Wednesday when he died at the age of 56.
Tributes have poured in from all around the world for Apple’s pioneering former chief executive, the brains behind Mac computers, iPhones and iPads.
“Steve Jones was a man only interested in doing truly great things,” said Bono, as he paid his own tribute to a man who supported his charity work in Africa.
“What made Steve Jobs truly great is that he was only interested in doing truly great things. He was bored by an easy ride or easy profit.
“In a world littered with dull objects, he brought the beauty of clean lines and clear thought. This rhyme of intellect and intuition could be applied to a wide range of subjects from the US education system, to sculpture, to the fight against HIV/AIDS where his support of (RED) literally transformed the lives of two million people in Africa.
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“He changed music. He changed film. He changed the personal computer and turned telephony on its head while he was at it.”
Bono then compared Jobs to Elvis as he admitted he misses the man he was proud to call his friend.
“Steve told me as proud as he was of Apple and Pixar, his real pride was his family,” added Bono.
“He was a thoughtful and tender father, and loved nothing more than hanging out in the house with his belle Laurene and the kids.
“I already miss him - one of a very small group of anarchic Americans who through technology literally invented the 21st century. We will all miss the hardware software Elvis.”
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