Oct.6 - U.S President Barack Obama pays tribute to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Paul Chapman reports.
****RESENDING WITH CORRECTED RESTRICTIONS**** Flags at Apple headquarters in California fly at half mast in tribute to the company's co-founder. Steve Jobs has lost his lengthy battle against pancreatic cancer and other health problems at the age of 56. News of his death was announced by Apple whose website featured an iconic black and white image of the man it hailed as an amazing human being. U.S President Barack Obama used the White House website to pay tribute to the man he hailed as a visionary and a great American innovator. Obama issued a statement that said Jobs was brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it. Jobs' friend and competitor Bill Gates issued an emailed statement to bid Jobs farewell. Gates and Jobs, only a year apart in age, were the twin figureheads in the development of personal computers in the 1970s and 1980s. Gates used the Apple co-founder's own words in tribute: "For those lucky enough to get to work with him it's been an insanely great honour." Insanely great was one of Jobs' favourite expressions. Paul Chapman, Reuters "