Al Gore’s tribute to Steve Jobs
The former Vice President joined Apple’s board back in March 2003 and has been prominent in his activities since. And, as we’ve learned in Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs, the Apple CEO has been friends with both Gore and President Bill Clinton over the last 20 years.
Clinton was a prominent guest and speaker at the invitation only Jobs memorial held on Sunday, October 16.
Thereupon, Gore was a featured speaker at Apple’s Wednesday, October 19 — Celebrating Steve’s Life — for employees. He was visibly choked up at moments and also spent time exhorting Apple employees to keep up the chase, to drive Jobs’ vision in his absence and maintain excellence.
People can experience love in the use of technology that erases the barriers between them and what they want to connect to … When he left us, he took with him the love of millions of people. There are millions of pieces of Steve’s heart out there all over the world.
Again, Gore’s speech was part of an 81-minute event held last week at Apple’s 1 Infinite Loop campus. One of the more memorable tributes came from Jonathan Ive, who spoke at length about the bitter and sweet of his relationship with “his best and most loyal friend.”