For more than 30 years, Steve Jobs changed the way the world interacted with technology, but it wasn't only his work at Apple that the world came to appreciate.
The visionary entrepreneur, who died on Wednesday following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer, had spent two decades as CEO of Pixar Animation Studios, something his co-workers at the high-tech animation company have made clear they won't soon forget.
The company's Chief Creative Officer, John Lasseter and President Edward Catmull have changed the site's landing page to both reflect their sadness over Jobs' passing and the joy he brought into the lives of those he touched. The Pixar homepage now features a photo of Jobs, Lasseter and Catmull during happier times, accompanied by the following statement:
"Steve Jobs was an extraordinary visionary, our very dear friend and the guiding light of the Pixar family. He saw the potential of what Pixar could be before the rest of us, and beyond what anyone ever imagined. Steve took a chance on us and believed in our crazy dream of making computer animated films; the one thing he always said was to simply 'make it great.' He is why Pixar turned out the way we did and his strength, integrity and love of life has made us all better people. He will forever be a part of Pixar's DNA. Our hearts go out to his wife Laurene and their children during this incredibly difficult time."
Many notable stars, as well as President Obama and Bill Gates, both of whom released statements following Jobs' passing, have expressed their sadness over Jobs' death. Apple has changed its homepage to an image of Jobs in his traditional black turtleneck uniform, next to the years of his birth and death.