May 222012

Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs had the right amount of charisma, intelligence, business acumen, leadership and ruthlessness to succeed at the highest level. With Apple currently riding on a huge high and having some of the most popular consumer electronic products the world has ever seen, his success speaks for itself, so does his legacy.

Actor Richard Dreyfuss returned to the stage to pay his own personal tribute to his friend, Steve Jobs. Although a great actor, Dreyfuss will go down in history amongst technology fans as the man who provided the voice for the amazing “Crazy Ones” commercial, and he was once again in true inspirational and controversial form as he began his speech by having a little dig at the current pretenders to the throne:

Mark Zuckerberg, Eric Brin have you thought of the words quid pro quo? If you’re going to take our privacy away from us, why don’t you tell us something private about yourselves. And if you’re going to change our world, why don’t you pay for it, because it’s theft.

The 16th Annual Webby Awards, recognized the achievements of Jobs through a memorial video tribute. The visual tribute to the great visionary feature a number of famous celebrities such as the Bono, the lead singer of U2 as well as current United States President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton. Also popular entertainers and public figureheads such as Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Fallon and Arianna Huffington, all who had their own tribute to pay to Apple’s former leader.

The video was introduced to the audience by a pair of actors known as Justin Long and John Hodgman, probably more well known by the public for their roles in one of Apple’s most popular advertising campaigns.The memorial video played a touching tribute to a man who is clearly so well respected by the people who knew him the best and showed just how much his friends, colleagues and the world will miss Steven Paul Jobs.

[via Redmond Pie]

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