Steve Jobs, 4 ans et un email de Tim Cook

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Pour les aficionados d’Apple, c’est un triste anniversaire. En effet, cela fait 4 ans que Steve Jobs a disparu. Tim Cook s’est fendu d’un email à tout Apple.

cook_heroTim Cook, PDG d’Apple, ne pouvait pas faire autrement qu’honorer la mémoire de Steve Jobs en ce 5 octobre, 4 ans après sa disparition. Comme il l’avait fait l’année dernière, Tim Cook a envoyé un email à tout Apple.

Dans cet email, et comme l’année dernière, il parle de l’héritage de Steve Jobs. Mais alors qu’il y a un an il demandait à ce que les équipes d’Apple l’aident à transmettre l’héritage de Steve Jobs dans le futur, cette année il se pose la question de « quel héritage ? ».

Il indique qu’il le voit partout, qu’Apple a les meilleurs produits du monde, que les clients sont heureux avec les produits Apple, et que seul Steve Jobs avait pu construire une telle entreprise.

Il conclut en remerciant les personnes qui aident à continuer le travail commencé par Steve Jobs.

Depuis le décès de Steve Jobs, Apple a mis en place une page spéciale sur son site sur laquelle vous pouvez laisser un message et lire les messages des autres. Voici le lien.

Pour finir, voici l’email de Tim Cook, en version complète et originale :


Today marks four years since Steve passed away. On that day, the world lost a visionary. We at Apple lost a leader, a mentor, and many of us lost a dear friend.

Steve was a brilliant person, and his priorities were very simple. He loved his family above all, he loved Apple, and he loved the people with whom he worked so closely and achieved so much.

Each year since his passing, I have reminded everyone in the Apple community that we share the privilege and responsibility of continuing the work Steve loved so much.

What is his legacy? I see it all around us: An incredible team that embodies his spirit of innovation and creativity. The greatest products on earth, beloved by customers and empowering hundreds of millions of people around the world. Soaring achievements in technology and architecture. Experiences of surprise and delight. A company that only he could have built. A company with an intense determination to change the world for the better.
And, of course, the joy he brought his loved ones.

He told me several times in his final years that he hoped to live long enough to see some of the milestones in his children’s lives. I was in his office over the summer with Laurene and their youngest daughter. Messages and drawings from his kids to their father are still there on Steve’s whiteboard.

If you never knew Steve, you probably work with someone who did or who was here when he led Apple. Please stop one of us today and ask what he was really like. Several of us have posted our personal remembrances on AppleWeb, and I encourage you to read them.

Thank you for honoring Steve by continuing the work he started, and for remembering both who he was and what he stood for.


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