Steve Jobs’ Passing, TekGoblin Staff React

This article will include comments that have been submitted by some of our staff on their thoughts of the passing of Steve Jobs. We have also added a video below of a famous commencement speech that Steve Jobs gave at Stanford University back in 2005. Steve Jobs shared words in this speech that really reaches to all of us.

From Solomon Massele (TekGoblin Editor):

“Steve Jobs has enriched our lives in ways that we will feel for generations to come through the products and technologies that he has helped usher into the world. His products have played a major part in the spark that drove me to review technology in videos and articles. He was a visionary like no other in his field and his legacy will live on forever.

I first heard of his passing, this evening, as I was driving somewhere. The news of his death saddened me the way the passing of a friend or personal colleague would have felt. I am sure other feel the same way and see that Steve has touched the minds and hearts of people in ways you could not imagine. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.”

From Andrew Wilson (TekGoblin Editor):

“He had a sense of charisma that could sell anything to anyone, envisioned products years ahead of our desire for them, and utter dedication to how people think, touch, feel, and interact with machines dictated even the smallest detail of the computers Apple builds.”

From Serra Wallerius (TekGoblin Editor):

“Steve Jobs was an incredible man that will forever be recognized as a technological pioneer that shaped the way we live our lives. The popularity of the products that resulted from his ingenuity is proof positive that we have come to an age where our technological needs and wants have met a strong desire for beautiful and streamlined aesthetics.

When you buy an Apple product, you buy it because you want the technology, you desire the look and feel that is signature Apple, and most of all, you know that you can count on quality and top-of-the-line customer service. He created a dynamic in which yes, you pay more for what you want, but you know that you are paying for so much more than the device itself. You are paying for the peace of mind provided by a company that goes above and beyond to meet their customer’s needs, and has never failed to deliver on technologically advanced products that feature striking and well-considered exteriors; the elite class of technology that is both function and beauty.”

Learn more the author of this post:

Solomon Massele
Solomon is our Senior Managing Editor here at TekGoblin and he is also a columnist for Best Buy Mobile Magazine. He has been a technology enthusiast for years and currently contributes to companies such as TekGoblin, Best Buy Mobile Magazine, and others in the past such as SPJ Reviews. You can keep up with his updates on Twitter at @iceman7679 and his visual tech related reviews on YouTube at He loves everything tech, and talking about it!